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Project by Kyle Hart posted 02-28-2014 05:23 AM 3930 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a follow up to a project I posted previously. I had posted a picture of the porch when it was built but the project was incomplete because all the exterior repairs and painting where not finished. This was part of a full exterior rehab. The front porch was rebuilt and the back porch was added on. A lot of the trim had been removed when asphalt siding was installed. All the missing or damaged trim was replaced. The siding was also replaced in many areas but 90% was saved. Everything was caulked, glazed, patched and painted.

The project was for a customer who is involved with historical homes in the area. This house is not in a historical district but the goal was to finish it as though it was. The customer does care about the details and also felt that it was important to treat their own home the way that the historical organizations expect others to.

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 05:37 AM

Great Renovation.
The house looks really good.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Kyle Hart

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 05:54 AM

Thanks Bob. It was a fun project. As I was working on it I kept thinking how most houses used to be finished with these details and visual appeal. Most of the time now days you would only see anything similar on a very large home.

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 07:07 AM

Great work!

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 10:00 AM

Very nice. I would believe that the customer was very happy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 12:02 PM

Great work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 02-28-2014 12:57 PM

I hardly recognised the place. Nice job, and kudos to the owner for going for the extra detail.

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jroot

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 01:28 PM

Great transformation. I love it.

You should really post this on the HomeRefurbers site. They would love to see it there.

-- jroot

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Kyle Hart

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#8 posted 02-28-2014 02:14 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone, I will look into the HomeRefurbers site jroot. I think I looked at it a few years back and it appeared there wasn’t a lot of activity on that site.

-- https://www.facebook.com/Hart.Construction.Fan/#

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NoLongerHere

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#9 posted 02-28-2014 02:23 PM

Nice project and a good save.
Hats off to you and the owner for bringing it back even better.
I’m blown away you were able to save so much of the siding – a true labor of love that must have been.
The color is spot on. Many times, the client wants to add too many colors to these types of houses.
I like the original wood storms too. nice touch.

I’ll bet this was a fun project. sure came out nice.

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#10 posted 02-28-2014 02:57 PM

looks great

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#11 posted 02-28-2014 03:26 PM

Beautiful work Kyle. I’m sure you’ve sparked some renovation activity in the area. Your effort will be contagious. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#12 posted 02-28-2014 03:32 PM

Good work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 02-28-2014 03:49 PM

Wow that takes tons of work fantastic job.

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#14 posted 02-28-2014 04:30 PM

Great job, that’s a great save on old home.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 02-28-2014 09:14 PM

what a huge improvement….

I hope the owner got his s.f. reduced on his property tax bill ;^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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