When we walked into this 2-bedroom, 1-bath rowhome in Georgetown, it was hurting for attention. As an old candle factory, it still had the great bones of manufacturing — solid studs and hardwood floors installed to withstand time.
But the small, dark rooms and crowded layout needed some revitalization, and that’s just what we did: an historic rehab.
We took the property down to its studs, leaving only the original flooring and stairwell. The owner wanted long sight lines from the front to the back of the home, so we added archways and flooded spaces with new windows added to create a sense of open-ness.
The second floor was entirely re-laid-out, opening up spaces and taking advantage of nooks and crannies to add built-ins and counter spaces. We removed the boiler and other old-time holdovers from decades past and created a modern, streamlined kitchen that capitalized on the open layout and new views.
The result? A marvelous 3 bedroom, 3.5-bath rowhome restored to its natural luster but anchored by modern amenities — and all without increasing the size of the home’s square footage.