House Restoration Short Course

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Date(s) - 02/22/2019
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

First Baptist Church


House Restoration – The Good, The Bad, and The In Between

The restoration of a historic house can be extremely rewarding and at the same time make you want to pull your hair out! It’s been known to cause divorces as well, so be warned…. You can balance this “love hate” relationship by arming yourself with a few simple tools at the beginning. This short course will provide you with the initial steps on how to approach a possible project. We will tour a “good” restoration project and contrast it with, let’s say a more challenging one! We will touch on budgeting, techniques, assembling a proper construction team, and updating a house for the 21st century without destroying the historic fabric.

This short course will include one hour of classroom instruction, a break for lunch (box lunch available with your registration below or bring your own), and a visit to two homes in varying conditions via trolley.  Space is limited, so please register early.

Your instructors will be architect Richard C. Morris, AIA, assisted by Mark Willard.  Rick has personally restored over fifteen homes, both in New England and in Virginia – including several in the Old West End.  He has provided many of the architectural reports for available homes in in the OWE.  His greatest expertise is in historic preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse.


Bookings are closed for this event.