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Tudor Revival Home Addition & Restoration, Urbana

* Residential Heritage Award Winner *

This wood-framed 1929 Tudor Revival, sheathed in brick and redwood lap siding, was exceptionally crafted and sat on a solid formed-concrete foundation, but time and lack of maintenance had taken their toll. The electrical, plumbing, windows, and roof were all original, and the mid-century addition on the back of the house was leaking.

The old addition was completely removed, and made way for a two-story addition with a large family room on the first floor and a master bedroom suite with a full bath and a balcony on the second floor. Architect Kevin Fahey designed the addition to enhance and reinforce the signature elements of this period style, such as the roof and siding profiles, fenestration (window and other openings), and the balcony railing scrollwork.

The original house was also lovingly restored. Original steel windows were replaced with energy-efficient windows to match the original grille profiles and color. New wiring, plumbing, insulation, heating, and air conditioning were installed. The kitchen and bathrooms were completely remodeled and updated with finishes to match the period of the home. The oak hardwood floors were sanded and stained to match the woodwork, and the original radiators were removed, sandblasted, painted, and reinstalled. Extensive plaster repair was done and original textures replicated. The exterior and landscaping received attention as well.

Thanks to the dedication of the homeowners and the hard work of many, this once tired home shines again. 

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