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Philadelphia Historical Home Renovation Specialists

Welcome to the world of historic home renovation in Philadelphia, where timeless charm meets modern luxury.

Our city's rich architectural heritage is a treasure worth preserving. As the premier specialists in historic home renovation Philadelphia has to offer, we are dedicated to helping you breathe new life into your beloved historic home while maintaining its original character and grandeur.

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Our Expertise in Historical Home Renovations

Our team of skilled professionals is passionate about preserving and enhancing Philadelphia's historic homes. With years of experience and specialized training in historical renovation techniques, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality craftsmanship that respects and celebrates the unique features of these timeless properties.

Period-Authentic Restorations: We understand the importance of maintaining the architectural integrity of your historic home. Our meticulous approach to period-authentic restorations involves carefully researching and sourcing the appropriate materials, finishes, and design elements that stay true to your home's original style and era. From ornate woodwork and plaster moldings to vintage lighting fixtures and hardware, we ensure every detail is thoughtfully restored or replicated to create an authentic and cohesive living space.

Adaptive Reuse Repurposing: While historic homes are full of character, they sometimes require updates to meet the demands of modern living. We specialize in adaptive reuse and repurposing, which involves thoughtfully integrating modern amenities and functional spaces without compromising the home's historic charm. This may include transforming an unused attic into a cozy guest suite, converting a carriage house into a home office, or repurposing a formal parlor as an open-concept living area.

Structural Stabilization and Repairs: Due to age, wear, and outdated construction techniques, historic homes often face unique structural challenges. Our team is well-versed in the latest methods for stabilizing and repairing these structures while respecting their original design. We address issues such as foundation settlement, water damage, and wood rot with precision and care, ensuring your home remains safe, sound, and strong for future generations.

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Preserving Philadelphia's Architectural Heritage

Philadelphia is renowned for its rich architectural heritage, spanning various styles and periods. Our mission is to preserve and protect this invaluable cultural legacy by offering expert renovation services that respect and enhance the unique character of these historic homes.

Historical Additions and Expansions: When expanding your living space, we expertly design and execute historical additions that blend seamlessly with your home's original architecture. Whether you're looking to add a new wing, extend an existing room, or build an outdoor living area, our architects and craftsmen work closely with you to ensure the new space complements and enhances your historic property's overall aesthetic. We carefully consider rooflines, window styles, and exterior finishes to create a harmonious balance between old and new.

Understanding Local Preservation Guidelines and Regulations: Navigating the complex world of preservation guidelines and regulations can be daunting for homeowners. We work closely with preservation officials and organizations to obtain necessary permits, approvals, and guidance throughout the renovation process. Our knowledgeable team stays up-to-date with the latest requirements and best practices to ensure your renovation project complies with all local and national standards.

Partnering with Preservation Organizations: Collaborating with local and national preservation organizations is integral to our commitment to preserving Philadelphia's architectural heritage. By partnering with these organizations, we can access valuable resources, share knowledge, and advocate for the continued protection and restoration of historic properties. Our strong relationships with these groups also allow us to stay current on preservation trends and techniques, ensuring our clients receive the highest quality service possible.

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Our Process: Blending History and Modern Convenience

Historic homes can be both beautifully preserved and comfortably modern. Our process is designed to seamlessly blend history and contemporary living, ensuring that your renovated home maintains its original charm while meeting the needs of today's lifestyle.

Comprehensive Consultations and Assessments: Before we begin any renovation project, we start with a thorough consultation and assessment of your historic home. This involves discussing your vision, goals, and requirements and evaluating the property's current condition and unique features. Our team of experts will carefully examine the structure, architectural elements, and historical materials to identify any areas needing repair or restoration.

Customized Renovation Plans and Designs: Based on our consultation and assessment, we will develop a customized renovation plan that addresses your specific needs and desires while respecting the historical integrity of your home. Our experienced architects and designers will work closely with you to create detailed plans and renderings, ensuring that every aspect of the renovation is carefully considered and tailored to your preferences.

Sourcing Authentic and Period-Appropriate Materials: Selecting the right materials is crucial for maintaining the authenticity and character of your historic home. Our team is dedicated to sourcing and utilizing period-appropriate materials that match the style and era of your property. This may include reclaimed wood, antique hardware, custom millwork, and traditional building materials.

Incorporating Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Solutions: While preserving history is our primary focus, we also recognize the importance of sustainability and energy efficiency in today's world. Our team is skilled in incorporating modern, eco-friendly solutions into your historic home renovation without compromising its architectural integrity. This may include installing energy-efficient windows, upgrading insulation, incorporating solar panels, or utilizing energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. By blending history and modern convenience, we create a comfortable and sustainable living environment that respects the past while embracing the future.

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Our Renovation Services

We offer a comprehensive range of renovation services to cater to the unique needs of historic homeowners in Philadelphia. From exterior restorations to interior updates, our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional craftsmanship and unparalleled attention to detail in every project.

Exterior Restorations and Repairs

The exterior of a historic home is often the first impression. It plays a significant role in preserving its architectural integrity. Our exterior renovation services include the following:

  • Repairing or replacing damaged siding.
  • Restoring original windows and doors.
  • Repointing brick and stone masonry.
  • Replacing or repairing roofing.
  • Revitalizing porches and outdoor living spaces.
Interior Remodeling and Refinishing

Transforming the interior of your historic home requires a delicate balance of preserving original features while updating living spaces for modern comfort. Our interior remodeling and refinishing services include plaster repair, restoring original hardwood flooring, recreating period moldings and trim, updating wall finishes, and restoring or replacing period-appropriate lighting fixtures. We strive to create spaces that honor the past while meeting the demands of today's lifestyle.

Kitchen and Bathroom Updates

Modernizing the kitchen and bathrooms in a historic home can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding aspects of a renovation project. Our team designs and executes updates seamlessly, blending period details with contemporary functionality. This may include custom cabinetry, period-inspired fixtures and hardware, updated appliances, and innovative storage solutions. We work closely with homeowners to ensure the final result is beautiful and practical.

Custom Millwork and Cabinetry

Exceptional millwork and cabinetry are hallmarks of historic homes. Using traditional woodworking techniques and high-quality materials, we ensure that our custom millwork and cabinetry enhance your home's unique character. Our skilled craftsmen are experienced in creating custom pieces that match the style and era of your property, including built-ins, fireplace surrounds, wainscoting, and crown molding.

Electrical and Plumbing Upgrades

While many historic homes feature stunning architectural details, they often have outdated electrical and plumbing systems. Our team is adept at upgrading these systems to meet modern safety standards and improve the overall functionality of your home. We carefully plan and execute electrical and plumbing upgrades while minimizing disruptions to the historic fabric of the property, ensuring that the improvements are unobtrusive and seamlessly integrated.

The Benefits of Choosing APS Masonry for Historic Home Renovation & Restoration in Philadelphia

When preserving and enhancing your historic home, you need a trusted partner with expertise and commitment. APS Masonry is the top choice for homeowners seeking exceptional historic home renovation and restoration services in Philadelphia. Here's why:

Expert Craftsmanship and Quality: At APS Masonry, our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to delivering the highest level of craftsmanship and quality in every project. With years of experience restoring and renovating historic homes, we understand the importance of preserving the unique architectural elements that make these properties special. Our attention to detail and use of traditional techniques ensure that your home retains its original character while receiving the necessary updates and improvements.

Unmatched Customer Service and Support: Our team is committed to offering unmatched customer service and support throughout the renovation process. We listen closely to your needs, preferences, and concerns and work diligently to ensure your satisfaction at every project stage. We aim to provide an exceptional experience for our clients, from the initial consultation to the final walk-through.

Transparent Communication and Timely Project Completion: Effective communication is essential for a successful renovation project. At APS Masonry, we prioritize transparency and open dialogue with our clients, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way. We provide regular updates on progress, address any issues promptly, and strive to complete each project on time and within budget. Our dedication to transparent communication ensures you have peace of mind and confidence in our work.

Licensed, Insured, and Certified Professionals: Our team of professionals is fully licensed, insured, and certified, assuring you that your historic home is in the hands of qualified experts. We adhere to the highest industry standards and best practices for historic preservation, ensuring that your renovation project is completed with care, professionalism, and compliance with local and national guidelines. By choosing APS Masonry for your historic home renovation and restoration in Philadelphia, you can trust that your property is in the best hands. We are committed to preserving the city's architectural heritage while providing homeowners with beautifully updated and functional living spaces that honor the past and embrace the future.

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