Historic North Capitol Hill Exterior | Custom Home Restoration

It normally takes a extremely exclusive established of circumstances for a Hammer & Hand job to shift ahead on a job with out an architect or designer. As common custom property builders, we do not employ in-dwelling designers, but instead we do the job carefully with some of the very best architects and layout companies in the Portland and Seattle parts.  However, thanks to the mother nature of the perform on this particular challenge (and our longstanding romantic relationship with the consumer), this exterior restoration of an historic 1912 dwelling in close proximity to Seattle’s Volunteer Park was a noteworthy exception.

Hammer & Hand labored with this shopper on their beautiful house quite a few periods prior, partnering with layout groups to entire numerous remodels and restorations in just the household. So when they wanted upgrades and repairs manufactured to the exterior, they attained out to the only contractor they trustworthy the details of their historic residence to: Hammer & Hand. With an eye targeted more on durability and historic restoration rather than new style and design, Challenge Supervisor Nick Meyer took on the challenge. Nick served as Internet site Lead on a 2013 remodel of the client’s residing space and entrance porch extension, comprehensive with our own store-built distinctive pocket/swing doorway combo, so he knew the residence and the consumers properly, and hence was uniquely positioned to captain the project.  Brian Haggerty served as Guide Carpenter on this restoration.

The dwelling experienced some modern storm harm resulting from an incredibly major snow in the course of an atypical Seattle wintertime, demanding some new framing and weather-proofing upgrades. The team stripped the south facet of the home to insert in a new climate resistive barrier, flashing, and trim a activity that demanded custom fabrication to match the original historic style and design. 1 of the most complicated factors of the undertaking was operating with curved walls that demanded customized flashing and a process for bending wooden to match the styles and historic profiles. One more distinctive aspect of the challenge was a custom made drop created to home the client’s 8ft very long tandem bicycle. A preferred activity for the family, it was required to erect a personalized shelter to keep the bike safely and securely secured and out of the harsh Pacific Northwest temperature. Prefab sheds weren’t going to slice it, so Hammer & Hand came to the rescue!

Though a fairly more compact job in scale, the exterior restore of this 1912 property in Seattle’s Volunteer Park neighborhood proved to be an fantastic opportunity for Hammer & Hand’s qualified carpenters to reveal their skill to integrate stringent weatherization approaches and a high-quality amount of craftsmanship required for historic restorations.


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