We thrive on the unique challenges of restoring and renovating historic homes.

Key factors when looking to restore historic structures include maintaining the original character, possibly paying attention to historic restoration codes and regulations, and ensuring materials and methods are true to the time period. And of course this includes combining this understanding with whatever upgrades one seeks. It is good to know that we are already highly specialized with traditional remodeling and building techniques. Yet it is important to recognize the unique issues associated working with historic properties.

At Corey-Built, we understand that historic restorations and renovations bring a different perspective into hiring the right contractor. There is a lot of information out there and it can be difficult to make sense of it. One of the things we enjoy most about what we do is the opportunity to educate homeowners so they can make the most informed decisions about an historic restoration and renovation. Ultimately, we want you to have as much information as possible so you can be comfortable knowing that you are making the best possible decisions for your project.

Contractor of the Year

Historic Home Renovation and Addition in Doylestown PA

The pictures above represent a beautiful historic renovation we completed.  We show both the front and back of the home. Unoccupied for over two years, the new owners worked with our design team to create a home that truly captures both the owners style and amazing views of the bucolic bucks county landscape. The addition to the rear of the home added much needed kitchen space, while the sitting room offers a quiet respite for reading or talking with friends. All systems were updated and Marvin Windows with period-correct details provide energy savings and comfort. The entire renovation from start to finish took less than nine Months and earned Corey-Built “Contractor of The Year” from a national building organization.

1690 Stone Home

Historic Home Renovation with Addition and Pool and Firepit

This next historic renovation is its own oasis. Situated in the middle of 168 acres, the original stone home dates back to 1690. Careful attention to detail in preserving the existing structure was taken while an additional 4000sf of living space was created. Designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Spence Kass, the home features all cherry interior wood trim, 5 bedrooms, all with ensuites, a great room with Amish built roof trusses, wine room, dog wash, the list goes on. The project included the complete re-landscaping of the home, designed by Charles Hess Landscape Architects. This project took over three years to complete, however the result is simply stunning.

Interior Historic Renovation

Historic Home Renovation for Sitting Room off of Kitchen

You need someone with a lot of experience to make all aspects of a Historic Renovation come out perfect. In this next project you will see an interior image of a sitting room in yet another historic home renovation. Custom-built cabinetry flank the gas log fireplace allowing click-of-a-button fireplace comfort. The floor is true random width wide plank quarter-sawn oak hand-planed by Ambrose Randa.

1860 Stone House

Historic Home Renovation and Addition with Porch

Here’s another example of historic restorations and renovations. Very typical of the area, this stone house dates to about 1860 and was in very poor condition. A large multi-room addition was added to the home. The existing spaces were reconfigured to accommodate the family. The wrap around porch was restored and extended.

Renovating a historic home is a profound endeavor, embodying your reverence for the past while meeting the demands of modern living. Achieving the ideal balance between preserving heritage and enhancing functionality requires expertise and finesse. Trust Corey-Built to bring your historic home renovation dreams to fruition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on a journey toward preserving the legacy of your cherished property.

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