Portfolio: Historic Building Rehab: Private residence (2006)

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This tiny dwelling, just one room wide and two rooms deep, appears on insurance maps as early as 1800 and originally housed slaves who worked at an adjacent house that no longer stands. Perched on a steep bank above the Rappahannock River, the house is a second home for a couple from Washington. With steep steps more like a ladder than a staircase, and with no clearance to stand up at the top of the stairs or in the bathroom, the upper level was practically unusable. We redesigned the staircase and added two shed dormers, allowing headroom at the stair landing and in the newly configured bathroom.

General Contractor: Habalis Construction

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