Farmhouse Renovation. I completed this farm house renovation in 2021. It has been in their family for many years and originally built by a grandfather. I was contracted to help the family restore the house to its former beauty. The pier and beam house had a well-built solid structure to work with. We gutted the house down to bare framing on the inside, leaving the beautiful and original oak hard-wood flooring. New life for the home included the installation of all new plumbing, electrical, HVAC system, new windows, and exterior doors. We repaired the original house siding with new material to match the original. The square footage expanded some as we added on a new laundry room to the existing structure. The exterior received a fresh coat of paint and the original oak flooring was re-finished. The finishing touches of this project featured all new appliances, new tile in the kitchen backsplash, bathroom tub shower, and all new light fixtures. The original interior doors were used and re-painted. All new door and cabinet hardware was installed. The cabinets are all new custom built with granite counter tops. The original corrugated metal skirting around the exterior was replaced with a more stylish looking treated wood that was painted the same as the siding. The addition of a front porch deck and a porch deck off the laundry room was a nice finishing touch. This extensive renovation far out in the country ended up taking a little over 10 months, start to finish, with all the demolition, additions, and new mechanical, electrical and plumbing, including a new septic system. The result is a very attractive, brand new, 75-year-old house. Projects like this are complex and time consuming, but I enjoy bringing back to life a house with so much history.
A New Custom Home, built in 2020. I recently completed this new custom home in Bastrop that sits beautifully on a nice view lot. The home has upgraded features including custom tile work, granite counter tops and stained concrete floors throughout the entire living area. This home plan has an abundance of storage closets, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and ceiling heights ranging from 8’ to 12’ for a spacious feel to the 1908 square feet of living area. Construction time was a little over 6 months.
Interior/Exterior Renovation Of Home, built in 1911. This home was an especially satisfying project for me to work on. Originally built in 1911 by the owner’s great-great-grandfather, it has been in the family for 108 years. The owner, who grew up in the home, wanted to bring the home back to the original beauty, keeping the antique character and charm. Having been remodeled a couple of times over the years, the majority of the home’s walls had been covered up with sheetrock. To restore it back to original features, all sheetrock from the downstairs walls was removed, exposing the Long Leaf Pine ship lap.
The process also involved repairing all the ceilings as well as the upstairs drywall. All the interior doors and trim are original but new electrical wiring, plumbing and heating/air conditioning system was installed. The interior updates included insulation blown into the walls along with new paint, updating the kitchen with new lower cabinets, sink, dishwasher and granite countertop. Both bathrooms received new cabinets, fixtures and custom tile showers. The kitchen and bathroom have new vinyl plank flooring. We refinished the remainder of the Long Leaf Pine flooring on the main floor. Long Leaf Pine is an extinct species of tree that is now very difficult to find and very expensive. The exterior of the home was repaired and repainted.
Two-Story Plantation House in Elgin, built in 1912. This project was an exterior renovation & repair. We removed the lead paint, installed custom milled siding, partial new roof, partial porch, and added bracers in attic. 3-4 months to completion.
Custom Pier and Beam Home, built in 2009. I built this house for a customer who lives along the Blanco River in Wimberley. An old house on the site was demolished to build this custom house on piers above the 100 year flood plain. Sadly, the Memorial Day flood of 2015 passed the 100 year flood plain by 6 feet and water was 4 feet deep inside the house. The house was structurally unaffected by the flood but required a total first floor flood renovation. The water rose above the hand rails on the porches and up to the light switches on the first floor. Many of the neighboring houses were totally wiped away in this flood. All the hardie material was ripped off the bottom and the a/c compressors floated off the platform. The interior/exterior has been restored back to pre-flood condition.
A Custom Home Built From The Ground Up in 2006. This was my personal house for 5 years, built with my own hands. 2,800 square feet living area and 850 square feet garage, this home sits in Sierra West subdivision in Driftwood, Texas. In 2011, I sold it and relocated to Bastrop.
Unique Stairway To Reach Second Floor. I built this stairway for a client to give access to their future office space above a garage.
Interior Home Renovation In Bastrop. This home needed work and was renovated in 2017. It turned out very well!