Stewardship Portfolio

Queen Anne Restoration

The owners of this large Craftsman house wished to restore its original charm, while replacing aged electrical and mechanical systems. During our initial investigations we discovered that the main floor was built with single-wall construction and the second floor is primarily supported by two large wood trusses located in the unfinished attic. The house was completely rewired and replumbed, and all interior finishes were restored.

Two bathrooms on the second floor were also remodeled with period fixtures and finishes. The exterior of the house was repaired and repainted and the entire property was landscaped with traditional materials and plants.

The latest remodel was the kitchen, completed in 2008. We opened up the kitchen to the adjacent nook/pantry. Most of the cabinetry was replaced, with a few cabinets retained from the previous remodel of the kitchen in the 1930s or 1940s. Nevertheless, we retained the house’s period feel.

Photos © Lani Doely, Andrew Buchanan