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...
Another Year Doing What We Love!

Another Year Doing What We Love!

2014 was a terrific year! The highlight…receiving the 2014 Neighborhood Conservation Award from Preservation Durham.  What an honor to be recognized for the hard work we’ve done over the past 6 years. “…Renovision’s body of work is...

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...

The Classic American Foursquare

120 West Lynch was an exciting and extensive renovation in part because we provided the buyer’s with the most customization on any project to date. This gorgeous, classic four square in Old North Durham is super bright with hints of Art Deco design throughout...

Traditional Craftsman Grandeur

This grand Craftsman in historic Morehead Hill has wonderful original details including unpainted moldings, a gorgeous tiled fireplace and French doors.  With the help of Sara Davis Lachenman of 4/1 Design, we were able to provide historic tax credits to the new...

Old North Durham Renovations

Renovision Properties renovated 7 houses within a 2 block area in Old North Durham.  These houses had fallen into serious disrepair.  It was a unique experience bringing an entire neighborhood back to life.  The young people who’ve moved in have brought new...

True Craftsman Charm

Hammond Street was our first true Craftsman bungalow with it’s wonderful moldings and French doors all preserved.  Nick built historically accurate front porch columns restoring the exterior’s original charm. Exterior before renovation Exterior after...