This was my very first historic home renovation! This home was originally built ca. 1880 as a four-bay Italianate double-house (duplex) in the historic Union Hill neighborhood. To be eligible for historic tax credits you have to renovate the home using materials that are like-kind to what the house was originally built with.
For instance, we had to rip off the vinyl siding and replace and repair the original wooden weatherboard siding. We used wood windows instead of vinyl. The trim on the interior is the same trim that you would see in a house built in this era. We preserved and restored the original pine floors throughout the home. We also kept the original floor plan. Next project I will make sure I get you all the before pictures from the same angles so you can really see everything but this was pretty close!
Scroll to see the before and afters! Xxo Amanda