Necessity is the mother of invention. - Fine Homebuilding

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Through the Lens

Through the Lens


Necessity is the mother of invention.

comments (1) August 26th, 2014 in Blogs
KenGutmaker Ken Gutmaker, contributing photographer


This queen Anne Victorian is a "potentially historic structure" in a historic district.  With all this potential the only way to install a garage, while complying with the limits of the code, was to demount the façade and install a shaped, hinged steel frame.  The facade was then reapplied to the new structure, a fully operable bay window that conceals a one car garage.

More of this firms work can be seen @  http://levyaa.com


posted in: Blogs, remodeling, architecture, framing, restorations, site work, garage, victorian

Comments (1)

theOldHouseGuy theOldHouseGuy writes: It's a shame to destroy the interior of a historic home but a terrible sin to alter the exterior. This homeowner was considerate not to upset the streetscape of the neighborhood. Very unique!
Posted: 1:57 pm on September 2nd

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