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...

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...