July 14, 2024


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Historic North Capitol Hill Exterior | Custom Home Restoration

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Historic North Capitol Hill Exterior | Custom Home Restoration

Historic North Capitol Hill Exterior | Custom Home Restoration

It will take a pretty exceptional established of situation for a Hammer & Hand challenge to shift ahead on a job without having an architect or designer. As regular tailor made home builders, we do not employ in-residence designers, but somewhat we work carefully with some of the best architects and layout corporations in the Portland and Seattle places.  Even so, due to the mother nature of the do the job on this distinct job (and our longstanding romance with the client), this exterior restoration of an historic 1912 household in close proximity to Seattle’s Volunteer Park was a notable exception.

Hammer & Hand labored with this consumer on their wonderful house a number of moments prior, partnering with style teams to full different remodels and restorations within the property. So when they needed upgrades and repairs designed to the exterior, they attained out to the only contractor they trusted the specifics of their historic property to: Hammer & Hand. With an eye concentrated a lot more on toughness and historic restoration alternatively than new style, Undertaking Supervisor Nick Meyer took on the venture. Nick served as Web site Guide on a 2013 remodel of the client’s residing room and entrance porch extension, finish with our possess shop-created special pocket/swing door combo, so he understood the home and the consumers very well, and as a result was uniquely positioned to captain the venture.  Brian Haggerty served as Lead Carpenter on this restoration.

The residence endured some current storm hurt resulting from an extremely hefty snow all through an atypical Seattle wintertime, requiring some new framing and weather conditions-proofing updates. The crew stripped the south facet of the property to add in a new weather conditions resistive barrier, flashing, and trim a activity that demanded custom fabrication to match the unique historic style. 1 of the most demanding things of the job was performing with curved walls that demanded customized flashing and a method for bending wood to match the shapes and historic profiles. A different one of a kind aspect of the project was a custom made shed constructed to household the client’s 8ft lengthy tandem bike. A favourite action for the household, it was important to erect a tailor made shelter to continue to keep the bike securely secured and out of the harsh Pacific Northwest weather. Prefab sheds weren’t heading to reduce it, so Hammer & Hand came to the rescue!

Though a somewhat scaled-down undertaking in scale, the exterior mend of this 1912 home in Seattle’s Volunteer Park community proved to be an exceptional possibility for Hammer & Hand’s skilled carpenters to show their potential to combine stringent weatherization methods and a wonderful degree of craftsmanship desired for historic restorations.


Searching for much more Historic Restorations? Verify out the perform we did on this Alameda Sunroom!


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