Historic East Durham Bungalow

No exaggeration, we saved 101 S. Guthrie from the wrecking ball!  Two adjacent vintage houses on the lot had already been torn down by the previous owner, who intended to sell the large lot to a developer.  Identified by Preservation Durham as one of the most...

Mad for Mid-Century

This Mid-Century colonial needed freshening up for a new generation.   In addition to painstakingly restoring the vintage windows (Nick spent a week freeing them from old layers of paint) we modified the floor plan for modern living by removing a wall between the...

A Rustic Modern Farmhouse

As Nick and I drove up James St. to meet potential clients for a kitchen renovation in 2013, we immediately noticed the vacant, partially demo-ed house next door. “Can you please fix up that house?” pleaded the owner.  Um, OK!  Tenacious efforts to contact...

The Historic Evans House

Every once in a while, we come across a distressed property that’s such a train wreck we can’t look away.  The Evans House at 118 South Driver in East Durham was one of those houses.  But we were intrigued by its history, the community effort that went...

709 Arnette Avenue, Craftsman Beauty

709 Arnette is the 6th house we’ve renovated in Durham’s historic Morehead Hill neighborhood.  At some point, this grand Craftsman had been divided into two separate living spaces with an illegal apartment carved out of the back half.  Overjoyed to have...