Renovation

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37 E 5th St
Frederick, MD

Work on this property earned the

2017 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD

from the City of Frederick for 

Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation

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