Historic North Capitol Hill Exterior | Custom Home Restoration

Kennith Bogan

It normally takes a incredibly exceptional set of situation for a Hammer & Hand task to shift forward on a undertaking without an architect or designer. As common tailor made residence builders, we do not employ in-house designers, but rather we do the job closely with some of the best architects and style firms in the Portland and Seattle areas.  Nonetheless, due to the nature of the do the job on this particular task (and our longstanding romance with the shopper), this exterior restoration of an historic 1912 residence close to Seattle’s Volunteer Park was a noteworthy exception.

Hammer & Hand worked with this customer on their gorgeous household numerous moments prior, partnering with style and design groups to finish numerous remodels and restorations within the residence. So when they needed updates and repairs designed to the exterior, they attained out to the only contractor they dependable the details of their historic home to: Hammer & Hand. With an eye centered far more on toughness and historic restoration fairly than new design, Venture Supervisor Nick Meyer took on the venture. Nick served as Site Direct on a 2013 remodel of the client’s living room and front porch extension, full with our very own store-crafted exclusive pocket/swing doorway combo, so he understood the residence and the clientele effectively, and consequently was uniquely positioned to captain the project.  Brian Haggerty served as Lead Carpenter on this restoration.

The home suffered some latest storm injury ensuing from an particularly weighty snow through an atypical Seattle winter season, demanding some new framing and climate-proofing updates. The crew stripped the south aspect of the house to include in a new climate resistive barrier, flashing, and trim a activity that needed custom made fabrication to match the authentic historic layout. A person of the most tough aspects of the project was doing work with curved partitions that demanded custom made flashing and a course of action for bending wood to match the styles and historic profiles. A different distinctive facet of the job was a custom drop developed to property the client’s 8ft very long tandem bike. A preferred action for the household, it was important to erect a personalized shelter to hold the bicycle safely secured and out of the harsh Pacific Northwest weather. Prefab sheds weren’t going to lower it, so Hammer & Hand came to the rescue!

Whilst a somewhat smaller undertaking in scale, the exterior fix of this 1912 residence in Seattle’s Volunteer Park neighborhood proved to be an outstanding possibility for Hammer & Hand’s competent carpenters to show their potential to integrate stringent weatherization tactics and a fantastic stage of craftsmanship desired for historic restorations.


On the lookout for extra Historic Restorations? Examine out the do the job we did on this Alameda Sunroom!


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