37 E 5th St
Frederick, MD

Work on this property earned the



from the City of Frederick for 

Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation


Scope of Work:


The subject property was purchased July 13, 2015.  


The original structure was built in 1880.  It had been vacant for a number of years, with some renovations begun, but not completed.   

The house was a 2 story brick structure with 928 square feet and a dirt cellar.


There were two rooms on the main level (living room and kitchen) and two bedrooms and a bath upstairs.  We added a 10 x 12 2 story addition to the rear of the house to create a more functional floor plan.  The first floor now has a living room, kitchen, dining area, half bath and pantry.  The upstairs has two master suites each with their own bath and a shared laundry.  The basement floor was dug down to create better headroom and then concreted.  

A new roof, new wood windows, all new heating and cooling, all new electric, and all new plumbing were installed.  The outside got a fresh coat of paint, and a new balcony off the upstairs hallway.    

The original fireplace was restored, and a gas log set installed in the living room.  

Where possible, original floors were refurbished.  Most of the first floor wood was badly rotted, so was replaced with in-kind salvaged wood. 

Peeling, chipping paint
37 E 5th Street-Front
Rear of house - pre-addition
Rear of house - with addition
Original built in cabinet
Restored, relocated built in cabinet
Original closet door
Original closet door repurposed as pocke
Rear bedroom after renovation
Original kitchen
Kitchen after renovation
Original living room
Living room with floors restored
Fireplace bricked in
Fireplace rebuilt with gas log set
Original stairs
Stairs after renovation
Original front bedroom
Front bedroom after restoration
Original rear bedroom
Bilco door - pre-restoration
Bilco door after restoration
Basement with dirt floor
Basement dug down with poured concrete
Backyard pre-patio
Backyard with brick patio
Original alley
Alley after restoration
Dilapidated rear balcony
Rear balcony rebuilt
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