CIVIL WAR FACELIFT
Located in Downtown New Bern, this 2,400 SF home, originally built in 1865 had sat empty for over a year before renovations began. A previous contractor had enclosed the rear porch and old detached kitchen. Also, stripped most of the historic character out of the house including all the plaster, original first floor flooring, fixtures, and most of the trim. Some treasures remained including the double hung friction windows, most of the interior doors, and the beautiful 6” wide heart pine flooring on the second floor.
The renovation happened in two stages. The finished project included the addition of a family room with back deck, the combining of two first floor rooms into one master suite with bathroom and walk-in closet, a new side entry with mudroom, completely renovated kitchen and bathrooms, and a new dependency outbuilding. Weatherization of the house was a must and the addition included high efficiency Weru casement windows, an additional layer of R-30 insulation in the attic, installation of a TED meter, and rain barrel. GO Design also assisted in applying and overseeing the Historic Tax Credit piece of the project.