The Homewood Company
Now owned by:
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
on the edge of downtown |
Cameron Till, P.E.
rehabilitation tax credits to make the project feasible, so
it was necessary to restore the house within the Secretary of the Interior’s
Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Historic Structures.|
Despite a fire in 1990 that completely destroyed the roof and much of the rear of the house, it was carefully measured, photographed, and researched before design began. Archival photographs provided historical reference for and accurate restoration. All of the remaining windows, doors, porch columns, and interior trim were carefully salvaged for reinstallation. Burnt or damaged materials were removed and faithfully reproduced.
New masonry piers were added under the house to reinforce the floor and fire damaged walls were reconstructed before the new roof, gables, and six chimneys were erected. The floor plan, with its central hall and flanking rooms, remains unchanged except for a glass enclosure at the rear porch. For handicapped accessibility, a ramp was sympathetically integrated into the north end of the front porch. Modern mechanical, electrical, and security systems were included without disturbing the historic features of the house.