Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Restoration Project

This bungalow at the corner of Ash and 15th Streets recently changed hands after being in the same family for several decades and receiving very little maintenance. The new owners are planning an extensive renovation project which will include the addition of a second floor. I had the opportunity to see this house when it was on the market and it has a lot of potential! Much of the original woodwork inside is still in its original condition.

A Victorian Lady Gets Restored

This beautiful house at 1304 Elm Street was one of three built on this block of Elm Street in 1895 by the Belford Lumber Company, which was the pre-eminent builder in Georgetown from the 1870s to the 1920s. The house was on the market for several years but no one was willing to take on such a large restoration project. Finally, local contractor Larry Crabb decided to restore the house himself and then resell it. The transformation in just a very short period of time has been amazing!