Kevin’s love of historic and older homes is reflected in his appreciation and respect for the gifts and the constraints that exist in each space. He works with the character of the house, avoiding unnecessary demolition or disfiguring the original aesthetic.
As an old house specialist, Kevin is committed to the following:
Values and enhances the original character of an older home, instinctively understanding how to open up and connect old spaces and new for a natural flow, and how to keep the scale of additions appropriate to the original house.
Ensures creative and seamless integration of new construction with older technologies, such as post and beam or balloon framing, while meeting building code requirements.
Capitalizes on opportunities to integrate existing elements such as re-using hand-hewn beams as collar ties, adding an aesthetic element that results in the new construction blending in to the old.
Prepared to deal with the issues and surprises that can come up throughout the project, working through concerns with the client such as structural, insulation, and water proofing considerations.
Works with specialists who share our vision (craftspeople, suppliers to replace hand-hewn beams or wide plank floors, reclaimed wood or hardware) with proven track records.