We Have A Whole Lot Going On!

So much has been going on, it’s hard to find time to keep the blog updated on…Miss Poston, Martha Jane, Cold Springs, and now Westridge!

Miss Poston has been a busy site lately. The rough plumbing and rough electrical have been installed.

New decking installed on the rear of the home.

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The exterior of the home has been scraped & prepped for painting.

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We are fortunate to have a great team with A&C Home Improvement to help with all of this! We had a new HVAC gas pack system and hot water heater installed.

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The ceilings have all been Sheet-rocked, taped, & mudded.

 

Miss Poston is almost ready for a buyer!!!

Cold Springs has been treated for termites. Now we are working through estimates for the termite damage repair in the crawlspace of the home. Once we have the repairs completed, we look forward to freshening up the interior with new paint and flooring.

Last, but not least, we have Westridge. This is our newest property; we closed on this home last week. Westridge is located in sought after 28208 zip code, just outside of uptown Charlotte. The first week has been full of demo (thanks again, Bristol Carting & Container), finding this unexpected surprises, & completing our scope of work for the new finishes.

 

Stay tuned for our next post …we have a great video of Westridge (if you haven’t already seen it on our Facebook)!!!

Good Bones!

We have a small obsession with Miss Poston.  Now that we have completed the demo, we have the opportunity to bring new life to this 1947 beauty.  She will be modernized to current trends & safety codes, while preserving the character & charm of this 40’s era home.

This week we had Eli Electric rewire the entire home to get it to code. They also installed additional fixtures/receptacles where needed.

The entire home has had new plumbing installed, as well.

A&C Home Improvement has been busy replacing rotted & damaged wood clapboards on the exterior.

And filling in where we removed the kitchen window.

Part of the ‘fun’ with restoring these old gems are the surprises you find. Behind the plaster walls, the contractor found a section of the sill plate and studs which had rotted behind the kitchen sink area. This amazing team made quick work of the repair & luckily no delay of progress.

This adorable 861 square foot bungalow packs plenty of character in a small place. We are refinishing the original 1″ solid oak flooring through out. We are preserving the solid pine bead-board paneling (picture below). The full brick wall in the family room & the cast iron wood stove will remain in the home to add to the warmth & charm of Miss Poston.

This week, we are expecting all Sheetrock to be installed. We have redesigned the kitchen and will be ordering the cabinets, countertops, & appliances for this space. We also have energy efficient vinyl replacement windows & insulated steal raised panel doors on order.

We are expecting to show you our progress in our next blog.

If a Window of Opportunity Appears . . .

The New Year has been quite good to us and full of opportunity & promise.  We have had our hands full finishing up Martha Jane, purchasing Cold Springs, making big changes at Miss. Poston, oh and we went under contract on a new property, Westridge.

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We have found great opportunity at Miss Poston!  If you recall, in December we put a new roof on our property on Poston Circle (affectionately named Miss Poston).  The New Year called for the start of interior changes.  Our first project was to completely gut the interior of the home & remove unnecessary walls, ceilings, flooring, and fixtures-Bristol Carting & Container did an amazing job with this.  We also  replaced the old attic insulation with 2 new  layers of R-19 insulation.  This will help with the efficiency of the house for it’s new owners.

Our next step was to gut the kitchen to the studs.  Bristol Carting & Container gutted the kitchen, which gave us access to the brick chimney that vented the original furnace in the home.  We not only removed the chimney and furnace, but are replacing the furnace with an energy efficient HVAC system.  Removing this chimney created an opportunity for more cabinet space in the remodeled kitchen.  We had Eli Electric remove all existing electrical wiring and replace it with new grounded copper wire throughout.

The most notable change you will see is  our ‘window of opportunity.’  A&C Home Improvement removed the second window from the kitchen and moved it into the living room.  Moving this window allows for more natural light in the southern facing side of the living room.  We still have 1 window in the kitchen and will be replacing the original wood single pane glass door with a insulated 9 light door.

Below are before/after pictures of living room.

Can you determine which window is new??

And here are pictures of the kitchen.

A lot is going on at Hewbrick Properties.  We can’t wait to show you the latest at Martha Jane and also introduce Cold Springs and Westridge.  Stay tuned!