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