This project in Weehawken, New Jersey, was a restoration of a mid-19th Century Eclectic Italianate single family home to its original splendor. The hilltop residence has breathtaking views of Manhattan across the Hudson, however, this feature was sadly unappreciated until our rehabilitation of the upper floors.
Over the years the home had been converted to a multi-tenant apartment house and then back to a single family home. When we were first introduced to the project it was in grave disrepair and owned by an elderly couple who only inhabited the first floor. It had been a decade since the couple had ventured upstairs, so they lived unaware of the escalating damage weather and age was reaping on the upper floors. Structural framing was compromised, repair of the copper roof was needed and stained glass windows, decorative cast brass hardware, inlaid flooring, detailed wood trim, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems all were in desperate need of repair.