Built in 1908, the renovation marks the 100 year anniversary of this historic bungalow. The residence, within Belmont Hillsboro Historic Overlay and approved by the Metro Historic Commission, is a model for an expertly executed renovation and addition in a historic neighborhood.
The clients wanted to renovate their home to improve its energy performance, expand the master quarters, add children’s rooms, a pool and pool house to the existing garage to bring a more contemporary layer to the home.
The existing house had single glazed windows, no insulation and a basement that held water. The renovation involved stripping the entire house down to the studs and rafters and a complete window replacement in order to insulate appropriately. The basement was sealed and didn’t take on a drop of water during the flood in May 2010.
Along with the energy upgrades, the house received a substantial redesign and addition. As a historic structure, the front of the house could not be altered. In the addition, we continued with the existing material pallet of Tennessee limestone, Indiana Limestone, wood siding, cedar shake siding throughout for continuity. The original finish carpentry is extremely rare for a house of this style in this region. This was preserved to its original condition throughout the existing house, and the new trim work was patterned after this in the addition.