circa 1925 restoration/addition located in the downtown Orlando
historic district is featured in the October issue of Southern
Living magazine. The historically correct restoration/addition
was completed by PSG Construction. Another project completed
by the Winter Park remodeling company also appeared in the March
2002 issue of Southern Living.
Working with Ross Design Group, PSG Construction was able to
meet the homeowner's goals of "respecting the architectural
integrity of the house." The homeowner wanted to return
the existing 1796 sq. ft. space to its original condition and
add a family room and master bedroom suite, but only if the addition
looked as if it were part of the original space.
Restoration to the original part of the home involved attention
to many details. The original windows were re-glazed and made
operable. Oak and heart pine flooring was refinished throughout.
The bathroom's original tub and sink were restored. Before any
interior work could be completed, however, it was necessary to
structurally reinforce one side of the foundation.
The existing kitchen space was fitted with amenities that offer
contemporary conveniences without jeopardizing the home's original
character including a farmhouse sink, marble countertops and
commercial-style stainless steel oven and exhaust hood. A hand-scored
plaster wall mimics the original. The built-in buffet and hutch
were covered and protected during renovation and now offer authentic
charm as well as storage space.
For the 940 sq. ft. addition which includes a family room, dining
area and master bedroom/bathroom suite, PSG Construction researched
and either matched or custom made over 30 details. Windows for
the addition were custom milled to match the original windows.
The three-over-one and four-over-one windows have true divided
putty glazed sashes and rope with pulleys and weights concealed
behind jambs. Parts were salvaged from vintage windows and used
on many of new windows. Glass door knobs and brass hinges were
located on eBay to match those in the existing home. Equal
attention was given to details on the addition's exterior.
The project was awarded a 2001 Aurora Award and also a 2001 Parade
of Homes Remodelor's Showcase award. PSG
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