After clearing up some thorny title issues, we set to work restoring 1102 Hawthorne to her original glow. This home was originally part of a turn-of-the-century subdivision of American small houses, nicely planted on the only cul-de-sac in Reynoldstown. We completely gutted her, allowing old and new materials to be juxtaposed—playing up preservation without being completely bound by historical recreation.
We put lots of thought into what pieces were worth preserving, like the original cast iron tub. Exposing the brick chimney was an easy decision, as well as reusing all the beautiful window and door casing trim. Additionally, we patched up the original oak hardwood floors and turned the front porch into a sunroom that allows daylight to abundantly pour in.
Modern touches include custom Anderson windows throughout, Dex concrete counters with recycled glass, Plyboo bamboo counters, wall mounted Hansgrohe faucets and an 11’ lofted master ceiling that makes the peak of the home stand extra tall.
1102 Hawthorne is a great example of preserving a home for another generation through smart design, high quality materials and modernization. We were able to deliver to the market an affordable home with a mix of old-timey charm and contemporary bells-n-whistles.