Home again

Too often one hears about older homes being carved into office space. Rarely does one hear about a renovation that does the reverse. When new owners bought this Charlottesville home near downtown in 2014, that is exactly what happened. Alexander Nicholson worked with architect Bethany Puopolo to reverse years of alterations and unfortunate exterior add-ons to make this a beautiful brick home once again. Front and rear entrances were corrected, a kitchen was added into the original floorplate, and many materials were reclaimed. Contractors discovered markings in the front hall to reveal where the staircase bottom newel post belonged; original balusters and brackets were discovered in the attic. Stairs were constructed from salvaged treads. Original windows were restored as were pine floors. Original trim was replicated. It is a harmonious ending for home and family.