Beacon Street Renovation

Challenge

The Owners purchased a neglected Victorian house in the Uptown neighborhood. The kitchen was cramped, the plaster was damaged, the plumbing and electricity were outdated and the attic was unusable. The Owners wanted a home for their growing family with several family gathering spaces and access to a rear entertainment area. An eat-in kitchen was requested and a Master Bathroom was needed on the second floor.

Solution

The entire house was gutted and new heating, electricity and plumbing was installed. A small addition was added to the back to accommodate the new kitchen area, since the dining room and living room remained intact.

The addition housed the new Master Bedroom with a cathedral ceiling on the second floor. An adjacent room became a walk-in closet and upstairs laundry. A bedroom was taken over for the Master Bathroom with the soaking tub set into the original bay window. The existing stairs were restored and new stairs installed to the attic.

The second floor had a new bathroom at the front of the house to serve the children’s bedrooms, while the Master suite had a steam shower and taller ceiling with clerestory windows.

The attic space was finished to create a family room, office area, and a guest bedroom. Structural cross members were finished in drywall and skylights installed to create an inviting atmosphere.

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EXISTING SECOND FLOOR

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NEW SECOND FLOOR

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EXISTING FIRST FLOOR

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NEW FIRST FLOOR

Before Construction

During Construction