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Craftsman Bungalow Renovation

This 1920s Craftsman bungalow was converted into a duplex at some point during the 1960s. Over the years, the very cool architectural details of the house had fallen into disrepair. The pillars and columns were crooked, the concrete porch was cracked, and the wood was rotting from years of neglect.
Heirloom Design Build’s goal was to restore the home’s original charm. In addition, we wanted to add the comfort and convenience of the 21st century to the home’s interior, while retaining the historical character of the home’s exterior. We spent a good portion of this project deconstructing the changes to the home and recreating the original single-family layout.
To ensure the best outcome, we used top-quality building materials—the kind that are usually found in much larger and more expensive home renovations—while keeping the house’s footprint small and it’s design tasteful and in keeping with the look of the neighborhood. Modern improvements included the vaulting of the ceilings, the exposing of brick chimneys, and the installation of Carrera marble, recycled hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, and beautiful light fixtures throughout the home.
We also added new landscaping and hardscaping to the home's front and back yard, including a new stone patio with a built-in barbeque pit--a perfect spot for entertaining!
Some of the high performance features include a high efficiency HVAC system, and all paints and sealants used were were non-VOC, ensuring better air quality for the home’s future residents.

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  • Sondra
    Sondra Janesville, WI
    on Aug 20, 2012

    Very nice, clean lines. I love the contrast between the dark and light and the fact that you can use whatever you want for accent color. The only thing that looks a little odd to me is the brick chimney above the beautfiul white fireplace. Perhaps once all the furniture / decor is in place it will fit better. Love the all brick outside. Beautiful home.

  • Jacqueline B
    Jacqueline B Hinesville, GA
    on Aug 20, 2012

    There are some beautiful old bungalows in the Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights area and even Ybor City area of Tampa, FL that would be great makeover candidates.

  • Kathleen S
    Kathleen S East Tawas, MI
    on Aug 20, 2012

    Beautiful - thank you for sharing - such nice work. Noticed the black paint on the window panes with the white surround - must do that on my building. Loved the swoops in the brick work of the front porch and how the half circle enbankment created to work with the yard slope turned a bad feature into a plus. I think the stark black and white will soften/blend nicely once someone moves in. It would be fun to see what colors the new owners choose and how their furnishings change the look. Atlanta is lucky to have you.

  • Julie H
    Julie H Lititz, PA
    on Aug 20, 2012

    Beautiful use of the space. I love the black and white in the bath.

  • Shelva Bowen
    Shelva Bowen Sevierville, TN
    on Aug 21, 2012

    I wish you would show the cost of projects.

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