Thursday, February 3, 2011
Spanish Revival make over
This whole house remodeling project at 1301 N 25th Street in Boise Idaho is being done for several reasons. The first and foremost is that it is a spectacular example of a Spanish Revival home in Boise's North End. The Owners, a young couple felt that they loved the character of the home but found it too compact for their taste. Fortunately there is an architect in the family, armed with a new set of plans set out to find a professional qualified remodeler. The home was built in 1936 and remodeled once in 1994. As it turns out it had a twin to the north and used to be housing for ranch hands. The North End Historic Society considers it a contributing home and therefore is being protected as far a character and style. Lead Locators was initially contacted to do pre-renovation lead testing and found the home was heavily leaded. being a certified firm Levco Builders was selected to do the project based upon relationship, client recommendations, NARI membership and having a passion for older homes. The project began December 28th 2010 and is in full swing now, I will continue to post the project so interested folks can keep up with the ups, downs, thrills and challenges involved when remodeling a precious older home.