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Geothermal pipes are run into the house. Wood blocking is installed for the future mounting of assistive devices. The old receptacle boxes in the original brick walls are replaced without damage.
Framing begins for a new zero-threshold sliding glass door. The geothermal heating and cooling system is explained and wells for the system begin at the house. The entrance gets a steel focal point.
A lally column is removed and a larger ridge beam is installed to create an open kitchen and dining area. The homeowners choose hardscape finishes based on a 3D landscape design.
A new mechanical space is being created out front and will be connected to the old mechanical space by a new concrete block wall. HVAC ducts are installed considering the new energy code.
Construction begins on the Lexington Modern project. The new architectural plan prioritizes accessibility. An accessibility solution showroom is toured. A new energy code affects the construction.
The crew starts a new project in Lexington, MA to renovate a home to be accessible for a young boy who has Muscular Dystrophy. They meet the homeowners and tour the project.
A little over a year ago, renovation began on the 1720 first period home. Restoration is now complete. Tremendous care went into preserving the home's history while making modern improvements.
Wide floorboards are installed to match the existing wood in the house. A sink is fabricated out of soapstone, and a backsplash is constructed from an old board. Lighting installation is completed.
A granite water table is installed on the 1720 house. Original roof boards are installed on the ell ceiling. A fieldstone wall is built, and a young carpenter talks about his return to the trades.
The 1720 Cape Ann project home is halfway through construction. A water harvesting system is installed in the yard. The old barn is replaced with a new boathouse built in a factory and assembled onsite in one day.