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43 Church Street Westborough, MA

43 Church Street Westborough, MA

A 4-year synopsis of a renovation. Built in 1849; restored from 2009-2013.

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Living area Fireplaces , build with either Catskill Mountain Fieldstone or Cultured stone

Living area Fireplaces , build with either Catskill Mountain Fieldstone or Cultured stone

Matt St.Clair, located in the Catskill mountains of NY has 30+ years of stone and landscape design experience. Walks , walls, dry stream beds, firepits, anything in build in stone. This year we are...

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Remodel of the Week - Week #2

Remodel of the Week - Week #2

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Opening up a Lakeside home to bring in the natural light and scenery - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows - Part Two

Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows - Part Two

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Double-hung sashes that are swollen, out of square, encrusted with paint, or without weatherstripping need a little extra TLC.

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two story porch addition

two story porch addition

3rd generation owners wanted an unobstructed view of the farm and the surrounding landscaping and wanted to stay true to the original design of the house. All the railing, overhang and stair details...

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Kerhonkson, NY: Rondout Creek Marketplace is Here!

Kerhonkson, NY: Rondout Creek Marketplace is Here!

Well it took nearly 6 months from the date of the last post to even get the financing approved! We closed August 5 and completed the renovation of the 8 unit mixed used historic building in...

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The Capping off of the Rochon House

The Capping off of the Rochon House

You can see a video of this restoration at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyflWN4vPNY

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How to Make a Stealth Soffit Vent

How to Make a Stealth Soffit Vent

 A carport expanding to a two car garage causes us to consider soffit venting for this addition to a heavy timber 1950's home in Fort Lauderdale.         Don’t you have anything else to do or write about?       The Construction market is on fire here in South Florida, especially in the...

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1880s Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

1880's Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

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My brick rowhouse was built in the late 1880's and is located in Jersey City NJ, just outside Manhattan. After decades of exposure to the elements the woodwork on the bay window had rotted and then...

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Goodbye 1970s

Goodbye 1970's

The bathroom was one of the first major projects we tackled on our own. Contractors would not call us back. Finally one took pity on us. "You can't get the project you want for the money you have to...

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Modern source for antique glass

Modern source for antique glass

Part of the unmistakable charm of an old house comes from the slight distortions, bubbles, pits, and imperfections of the glass used in the windows. So when one of these old panes breaks (or you want...

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Historic Salt Lake City Triplex

Historic Salt Lake City Triplex

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My wife Amy and I purchased a historic brick triplex home in the Autumn of 2004 near downtown Salt Lake City.  What we thought would be a six month spruce-up, turned into a full gut, partial...

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Transforming a rundown, intown 2-family into our home

Transforming a rundown, intown 2-family into our home

We bought this two family in 2006 (as it, it was noted on the sales agreement) with the idea of turning into a couple of small condos that we could flip. But the city denied our permit (we still...

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