turn-of-the-century Victorian after remodel
Photo: Alexandra R.
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Turn-of-the-Century Victorian: After

Who: Alexandra R.
Where: Dedham, Massachusetts

Original moldings were saved and salvaged to be reused on the new larger doorway openings. The result is a space that feels more open, yet looks original. A double-hung window on the stair landing was replaced with a same era "farmer's glass" window from a salvage yard. The fireplace mantel came from behind a steam radiator, and was used for the gas fireplace in the living room. We found evidence of several decorative mantels having been in the house, but no fireplace. I hired people for the project, but worked alongside them, and I'm still working on the house.

Who did the work: I hired help
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000
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