Our clients came to us to completely renovate their historic Mount Pleasant mansion after it had been gutted by an electrical fire. The property has been in their family for over 60 years and required a design that allowed for multiple generations of the family to live in the home at the same time. From an emotional perspective, it was critical to honor the history of the home and create a space where new memories could be made for generations to come. Aging in place was an important design consideration throughout the home, as well as comfortable rooms that allowed for the family to stay for long periods of time as they visited.
To complete this project our team had to communicate complex details to the insurance company that helped to finance the remodel. The home is also historic, which meant that the design and permitting for this renovation required meticulous execution and coordination with the governing permit bodies.
The finished renovation includes salvaged historic design elements such as a grand brick fireplace, custom windows to replicate those lost in the fire, a new elevator for complete access to every level of the home, and an overall fresh design that honors the home’s history.
If you would like to read more about the story behind this renovation, take a look at this Washingtonian article about the project.