This work involved the complete renovation, restoration, and addition to
a historic property in Washington D.C., including the Carriage House.
This project represented a unique and complex undertaking
Addition structural reinforcement and underpinning for new foundation.
Structurally, the challenges was to build a new 3-story addition to the main home which was built in 1900 and did not have a concrete foundation.
The work required major structural reinforcement and underpinning to ensure a strong and stable concrete foundation capable of supporting the 3-level structure and the roof.
Side View of the 2-story + basement addition to the Main House.
Architecturally, extreme care had to be taken to protect the exterior building elements while retoring them to their original details, under the watchful eye to several art, historic, and architectural preservation groups. Naturally, all new exterior finishes and architectural elements had to match the existing ones consistent with the pre-approved site mock-ups.
Carriage House - View from Inside the Property.
The reovation and restoration work also extended to the Carriage House, which was built 4 years later in 1904 as automobiles began to replace horses in the nation's capital.