‚ÄčLamboll Street Residencecompleted 2008

 

Work performed while at Meadors Inc.

 

 

Work Performed:

 

While at Meadors, Laura served as designer &  project manager for this project.  Roles included client design meetings, construction drawings, estimating & cost analysis, interior architecture (finishes, fixtures & cabinets),  and construction administration.

Scope of Work:

 

After years of deferred maintenance, this 1820 Charleston Single House needed complete restoration.

 

Although no photos of the original piazza entry to the porch existed, footings discovered during construction confirmed its existence.  With detailed research, a piazza entry was designed and built, fitting for this Federal style masonry single house.    Portions of the porch were  carefully taken apart and repaired, to retain much of the historic fabric.  Each exterior window and door was repaired using traditional methods.

 

Inside, the plaster was restored and the wood wainscot paint was stripped to reveal beautiful hand-carved mouldings.  Bathrooms were renovated and a new kitchen rounded out the renovation.

 

Attention to detail and study of historic elements was critical in restoring this home.

 

 

I had the pleasure of working with Laura Altman when we bought and updated our house about 5 years ago.  This 1807 house had not been touched in 50 years.  The bones were great but it needed to accommodate the needs of an active family.  The scope of this project was huge.  Laura was wonderful!  She thought of everything.  When we had a design situation she would usually come with three well thought out ideas.  We would discuss and if need be she would come back the next time with another set of options based on our discussions.  Laura was always prompt, organized and easy to work with.  She followed through with ideas, others working on the project and was was always available.  Laura made the project fun!

 

- Homeowner