North 25th Street

Located in Church Hill, Richmond’s oldest neighborhood, this very early 1900s Victorian had tons of historical details, but the house itself had been neglected (badly!). The home had two major renovation periods – one in 1950’s, and then again in the 1980s’s, which covered over or disrupted the original aesthetics of the house  (think open ductwork, framing and drywall obscuring the beautiful mantels and moldings, and the hot water heater taking up valuable kitchen space). Our Piperbear team had to “undo” much before we could tackle the restoration of the historical features, while at the same time modernizing the layout.

Scope of Work

  • Brand new design kitchen with gas cooking, custom cabinets, built in convection microwave, range hood, disposal and dishwasher, glass tile backsplash and Polarstone quartz countertops
  • Rebuilt front and side porches, and resealed roof
  • New half bath with pedestal sink, Barcelona cement tile, and Toto toilet
  • Custom built display shelving under the stairs
  • Widened doorways downstairs for modern layout
  • Refinished original newel posts and railings
  • Renovated master bath with designer finishes including a frameless glass shower surrounding Porcelanosa textured tile and a five shower head panel, and his and hers vanities
  • Refinished heart of pine hardwood floors upstairs and downstairs
  • Reclaimed historically accurate wood mantel added to dining room
  • Refinished slate fireplaces in two upstairs bedrooms to expose true slate, and hand painted historically accurate gold detailing
  • Removed cinder block wall and added front and back fences, brick retaining wall and brick patio space
  • Brand new dual zone HVAC system with gas furnace on first floor, heat pump on second floor, and roof mounted exterior units
  • Designer light fixtures and all new electrical throughout
  • Replaced / repaired gas and plumbing lines as needed, including extending the gas line to the back of the house for gas grilling
  • Fully insulated crawl space