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...

A Rare Find

What an adorable house in East Durham.  Long-empty and ignored, it charmed us with remarkably untouched original details like the living room book shelves and kitchen built in. I loved the horizontal interior clapboard (it was Nick’s idea to remove the wall...

Farmhouse Victorian

This house had been abandoned by the previous owners and sat vacant and neglected for years. Among the many improvements, cosmetic and structural, we custom milled window trim to match the original Victorian trim, including the unique rosettes located in the corners...