Historic Restoration & Renovation

Click on the underlined hyperlinks below the pictures to see details of some of our more interesting projects.

The Dietsche Office

A colorful mess when it was purchased by the architectural firm of Dietsche & Dietsche. We were excited when they asked us to renovate the building that would become their office on the top floor and a commercial lease on the ground floor. Historic renovation tax credits were part of the equation and provided benefit to our clients. The second floor windows were boarded up and the place was a disaster as shown in the photos. The end result is a wonderful transformation and rebirth for a part of Wilmington's architectural history. Location : 112 North Front Street, Wilmington N.C.

Historic Renovation: Built in the late 1890’s and 1900’s.

This Neoclassical home is one of the outstanding historic residences in Lumberton. All rooms with plumbing are being completely renovated. Numerous structural modifications along with new roof, porches, mechanical, and electrical systems will allow this gracious southern home to shine in the 21st century. Architectural work was done by Mark Saunier Architects, Wilmington, NC and Interior design was done by Leslie at Big Sky Designs of Wilmington, NC. Location : Lumberton, N.C.

Historic home renovation: Built in the early 1900’s

This noteworthy Neoclassical home is being completely renovated for owners with a keen eye for detail. Construction of the home was started by Mary Bridgers who died in a fall from the home during construction. The home was then purchased by Jay Brooks who finished the original construction. Cothran Harris Archicecture, Wilmington, NC did a great job designing the rear additions for the home which was a challenge given the strong architectural features of the home and the elevation of the large landing between floors. Location: 1710 Market St. Wilmington, N.C.

The Bishops House: Built 1905

Received the Preservation Award from the Historic Wilmington Foundation in 1999. Originally the home for the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Deteriorated and suffering damages from major hurricanes, the home underwent a complete restoration as a private residence for a family having great respect for historical architecture. A master plasterer was brought in from Ireland for some critical restoration. Location: 510 Orange St. Wilmington, NC.

The Williams Holiday House: Built 1900

This home was renovated as a family residence. Architectural changes to the interior and rear were designed by Charles Boney Jr. of Boney Architects / LSP3, Wilmington, NC. Two rooms were combined to create a Kitchen and Breakfast area. High gloss cabinetry with beveled glass doors, granite counter tops, and antique heart pine flooring create a stunning kitchen. Two baths were also renovated with exceptional detail. Location: 117 S. 4th Wilmington, N.C.

The Williams MacMillan House: Built 1889

Built by the mother of celebrated Wilmington Artist Henry MacMillan, the home underwent a complete interior and exterior renovation by D.P. Thomas Const. Now a Bed & Breakfast: The Camellia Cottage (910) 763-9171 Owned and Operated by Steve & Paula, offers exceptional breakfasts (Paula was a pastry chef in her previous life). Experience warm hospitality in an eclectic blend of decor. Location: 118 S. 4th St. Wilmington, N.C.

The H.B. Eilers House: Built 1852

A vented Italianate home with exception cast iron railings and fencing, this home has become one of the true jewels of the historic district. By working closely with the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office in Raleigh, NC. http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/ this project qualified for preservation tax credits.  Professionl design work was done by George Jernigan, Wilmington, NC  The three floors of the main house were completely renovated and then the carriage house in the rear was restored. The carrriage house was quite a challenge due to the extreme detioration of the old mortar as well as structural wood members.   Location: 124 S. 5th St. Wilmington, N.C.

Historic Wilmington Foundation


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