Why I Know Old Homes

WHY I KNOW OLD HOMES (unfortunately)



320 Euclid Then
 

Ok, so maybe not “unfortunately” (because now we have a beautiful home but it has taken us 5 years to get to this point--see below for the after photo of our house). My wife, Julie, and I have lived through it all!  

  • Complete re-wiring of our 1891 Victorian  
  • Outfitted 2 homes with central AC (both I co-designed)
  • One complete 2nd floor renovation (4 bedrooms and 2 full baths)
  • Total roof tear-off and added architectural copper from Vermont
  • Complete siding strip of the Victorian, insulate, repair and paint
  • Office addition (You have to have nice quiet place to work to make the money to pay for all this stuff!!!)
  • So much more!!!



320 Euclid Now

 

We just received a 2005 Village of Oak Park Historic Preservation Award for the 2004 job of restoring the porch to original and painting. And we have so much more to do!

I know the homes. I know the contractors. I know the villages and their guidelines. I’m not a know-it-all. I just know a lot.
 

My clients continue to call me for years after they have purchased. They know I will continue to help them find the people and resources to maintain, improve and update their Oak Park or River Forest home.