Summary of Restoration
(Note: This wasn’t a mere renovation – this was a full
Virtually every inch of Solitude has been painstakingly restored to her original glory.
FOUR years of
work and the expertise of several skill craftsman to complete.
Over $100,000 in renovation costs (NOT including owner’s time!).
Careful attention to maintaining all original period detail.
Only top quality materials and paints were used.
100% turnkey requiring no additional renovation work.
Thousands of man hours of renovation.
Interior EVERY room
Hundreds of pieces of crown moulding and trim were removed, stripped, refinished and reinstalled!
All original hardware and fixtures were maintained.
All wall to wall carpet was removed and all staples pulled from woodwork.
30 windows had 100 years of paint
to bare wood, then repainted.
All original storm windows were professionally glazed after ALL were stripped to bare wood and painted.
All closets (clothing, pantry, cupboards) were plastered / painted in a high gloss white.
EVERY ceiling has been beadboarded, dry-walled or hand plastered.
Hardwood floors refinished in every room.
Every light switch and plug / outlet replaced.
Every room has been hand plastered or drywalled and repainted.
Electric baseboard heaters removed and LP gas heaters installed.
All new brass screws / washers installed in every window.
Interior – Upstairs RoomsBathroom
Entire bath was gutted to studs and then beadboarded.
All new pipes and toilet hardware.
Glass shower enclosure was removed and oval shower curtain fixture installed.
All original fixtures were preserved.
Shower backsplash tiled in the original white staggered brick pattern.
1970’s floor tiles removed.
All new baseboard moulding installed from salvaged original trim.
Period lighting installed.
Entire bath painted gloss white.
Oak floor repaired with new planks and refinished.
Ceiling fan rewired.
New electric switches and plugs.
New oak beadboard ceiling installed.
New Tiffany stained glass light wired / installed.
New drywall on two walls.
One wall completely gutted to studs, insulation plugs waterproofed, new insulation, new drywall.
Stair treads completed refinished.
All walls primed, painted.
New electric switches and sockets.2