In 2020 we remodeled this gourmet kitchen with vaulted ceiling, large windows, stainless steel appliances, hammered copper apron front sink, expansive granite counter tops, and adjoining great room with stone fireplace and wood accents throughout.
In 2019 the master bathroom was remodeled. The walls were taken down to the studs and the roof was replaced and vaulted. The floor was raised to make it level with the bedroom floor. Energy efficient windows with rain glass were installed. A new larger door was installed. All wiring and plumbing was replaced. A large bathtub was installed with mosaic tile sides, and hexagonal tile was installed on the shower walls and extended to the top of the vaulted ceiling. The floor was heated and covered with aged wood plank tile. A custom vanity cabinet with custom art glass knobs and pulls and double sinks was installed with black quartz countertop and custom drawers that wrap around the sinks. The backsplash was tiled with glass mosaic tile. A recessed custom medicine cabinet with rain glass was installed in the side wall with an electrical outlet within it. The two mirrors were installed that extend from behind the sinks to the top of the vaulted ceiling.
As a second phase, the underfloor of the house was refurbished. Underfloor plumbing pipes, heating ducts, and insulation were replaced. An on-demand water heater was installed.
In 2019 the main floor of the townhouse was remodeled. The kitchen was reconfigured and two sets of triple-sliding pocket doors were installed to separate the office at the front of the space from the kitchen, and to separate the living room at the back of the space from the kitchen. Maple custom kitchen cabinets with multiple pull-outs, sliding shelves, and Carrara quartz countertops were installed. Smaller scale appliances featuring an induction cooktop and a full-height narrow refrigerator were installed. Custom fir pocket doors with frosted glass were hung. Wide plank hickory flooring was installed. Recessed LED lights and under cabinet LED lights on dimmers were added.
A further phase of the work included rot repairs on the exteriors of all six of the townhouses in the association. New window trim was installed and flashed and waterproofed. Areas of siding were replaced and rot was repaired, roof flashing was added, and gutters were improved and repaired.
Ben designed and drew building plans. We replaced the kitchen with a new layout and removed the kitchen walls to open the floor plan of the main part of the house. To remove the walls we re-framed the roof structure with an engineered plan. We installed custom cabinets in a new configuration with an island, glass counter top, range hood, granite sink, and new dishwasher and refrigerator placed in new locations. We installed new lights fixtures, and oak flooring to match the remainder of the house. In the master bathroom, we bumped out the walls and installed a freestanding bathtub, tub faucet glass tiles on the walls, and heated tiles on the floor. The front stair case and deck were installed with concrete footings and rebar, pressure-treated wood and steel connections, flashing, cedar treads with stainless screws, and railings built with 4×4 utility panel and cedar. From the stair landing we built a circular retaining wall and gate. The back deck was also installed with concrete footings and rebar, pressure-treated posts, beams, and lumber attached with steel connections, cedar treads with stainless screws, and railings built with 4×4 utility panel and cedar. A French door with sidelights and transom window was installed to access the deck.
We designed and built a new guest cottage that was awarded Historically Compatible Addition of 2015 by the Ashland Historic Commission. It features period interior woodwork, as well as columns, detailed eaves and a dormer. It was built to high energy efficiency standards and was pressure-tested to verify it surpassed the highest air leakage standard. The Ashland Historic Commission stated that, “the attention to detail is truly breathtaking.”
We built cabinetry in the main house in 2014.
We installed electrical wiring, made plumbing changes, installed low voltage wiring, and stained exterior woodwork in the main house in 2017.
We painted much of the exterior of the main house in 2019 and stained exterior woodwork. We repaired exterior trim and siding and the fence, and reattached the electrical meter.
In 2013 and 2014 we completed an interior remodel with a large deck and patio. We remodeled multiple rooms with mahogany window and door jambs framed in chrome trim that is flush to the wall surface without the use of face trim. We built a mahogany floor to ceiling cabinet built-in with a hidden door and grain-matched alcove. We remodeled the bathroom, vaulted the ceiling, added a transom window and a pocket door that slides behind the shower, marble walls that appear to float with a recessed polished brass bottom, heated tiled floors with barrier-free zero-step shower and almost invisible tiled line drain, heated towel bars, and flush mahogany door and window trim. The deck was built of mahogany and featured a stainless steel cable railing. The large patio was edged with a long flush curving concrete wall that was installed with an inset large moss stone at the side of the footbridge.
In 2017 we remodeled the downstairs bathroom with matching flush mahogany window and door jambs framed with chrome, marble walls that appear to float with a recessed polished brass bottom, mahogany bump-outs and a floor to ceiling mirror with a floating vanity mounted on it.
In 2014 and 2015 we redesigned and remodeled a home. We vaulted ceilings and removed walls to open the floorplan. The kitchen and bathrooms were updated, including a curving glass tiled roman tub and a pearl shell tiled shower. A wood fireplace was installed with a custom designed mantel and marble hearth extension, and updates were made to increase energy efficiency. We finished with curving local stone walls and a clean and simple round entry archway.
In 2017 we replaced the existing old downstairs terracotta tile floor with hickory flooring to match the flooring we had installed in the remainder of the house. We also replaced the existing old sliding door with tall French doors with sidelights and transom window.