David R E Hunt   
                           
                         
456 West South Street
Frederick Maryland
The Restoration of a Circa 1860 Brick Home
In the year 2000 I purchased this circa 1860 brick town house on a double lot in downtown Frederick Maryland. Here it is seen as it was left, with the restoration all but complete. It took near six years to get it to this point, working weekends and evenings.


Click on the links to access pages documenting the process.


To see what it looked like when first purchased, click here.




Of the many tasks undertaken and repairs made include:



Point up cracks and losses to external morter joints with a soft lime morter



Install new gutter and downspout



Install Rustic Fence with Custom Slats



Remove up to 1/4" of paint from all trim and windows/sash in the house using a combination of heat gun and liquid stripper, then paint all said components



construct and install reproduction wooden basement windows



Remove entire radiator/ boiler system and electric water heater from the house and basement, along with the heating oil tank



Remove unsightly concrete stoop from front of house, as well as improperly graded patio from side yard



Replace first and second story floors (laundry and Bath) in rear of house



Divert copper plumbing pipes from perimiter of bathroom trim

Reconfigure and install gas dryer and washing machine





Remove cement tile siding from from rear wood clad portion of house



Remove first story walls at back of house and pour replacement foundation


Sand and Refinish all floors



Build custom kitchen cabinets and storage chests



Strip wallpaper from plaster wall, patch/replace portions of walls/ceilimgs, and paint.



Open/repair sealed fireplace and return to function



Obtain, strip and paint period doors; find and install period hardware



Makeover bath and install period sink



Level and seed yard, install raised flower beds


Install floor and finish attic





















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