Little Italy House
Without moving in, plans were made to completely underpin and gut the house replacing everything including the third floor and roof. It was, in essence, a new house built inside an old brick shell.
The existing rear brick wall of this home was very disheveled from years of neglect and previous renovations. Rather than using brick to finish the small rear bump out, we clad the wood framed wall with Iron Grey Hardie Board which complements the vertical band of original red clay brick on the right side. The new third floor we added allows for 8-foot patio doors and a rooftop deck overlooking the downtown skyline.
The owners wanted to replicate some of the period details and features that this 1880’s Little Italy Victorian home would have originally possessed. We installed new plaster mouldings, arches, pilasters, and ceiling details to give the front of the main floor a traditional and formal appeal.