The old town house
An historic preservation and remodel project in King and Queen County, Virginia
The Old Town House, built in the 1830s, had seen few updates since the 1950s. When the current owners purchased the property, they were faced with the monumental task of restoring the sinking, twisted foundation, updating the home for energy efficiency and “honoring the history” of the home while creating functional spaces for entertaining, both outside and inside.
The homeowners searched for a contractor who echoed their passion for their historical property and who was able to meet the high standards of construction quality, while listening to their needs.
Storybound Construction, Inc. met with and communicated with the homeowners often, fostering a working relationship built on trust. The Storybound team stayed on-site during the project, while the homeowners lived off-site in Virginia Beach, to ensure that the project maintained the highest of construction standards and stayed on track. The full scope of the project included the addition of bathrooms, an open floor plan kitchen/family room space, new screened-in porch with ample room for musical performances, updates for energy efficiency and the repurposing of a number of historic pieces.
With the updates to the energy efficiency of the home, the homeowners have noticed a dramatic difference in the monthly bills, they’re able to hold “music circles” on their screened in porch and can easily accommodate family & friends for extended stays. The homeowners have a deeper love and appreciation for their home, having seen it go through such a wonderful transformation and the experience was just as educational as it was inspirational. Their high standards for quality construction were met by the experience and passion of the Storybound Construction, Inc. team and they are excited to begin working with Storybound on the next phase of their home’s story.