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Modernize Your Historic Home

Washington, DC and its suburbs are home to numerous historic districts, each with its own historic styles and set of regulations. Wentworth, Inc. has experience remodeling historic homes in a wide range of styles and neighborhoods, ranging from Capitol Hill to Georgetown and Woodley Park, DC to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Just as each neighborhood and home is different, each historic district has its own specific set of requirements when it comes to remodeling.

Remodeling a historic home requires not only sensitivity towards design and the architectural history that came before, but also an understanding of the logistics involved with obtaining approvals for remodeling a home in a historic district. Throughout the years, the Wentworth, Inc. team of architects and builders has gained extensive knowledge of the zoning, building codes and historic materials necessary to ensure any historic home remodeling project runs smoothly and produces a truly seamless final result.

Historic Home Renovation

Your historic home may feature architectural charm and unique details uncommon in today’s mass-produced homes, and yet, it may also be in need of some upgrades to suit your modern lifestyle. Fortunately, with the right design team of architects who understand the delicate balance of merging the old with the new, you can remodel your historic home to fit your contemporary lifestyle, while still maintaining the original historic style and charm of your home.

Whether you live in a Victorian Italianate, a Colonial Revival or an American Bungalow, the style of your home will help dictate the direction of the design. Custom design details and finishing touches are essential elements of a historic home remodel – one that looks and feels as though it belongs with the original home. The Wentworth team of designers and architects will carefully consider construction techniques and materials to ensure they are appropriate and effective for your home’s architectural style.

Historic Home Renovation Ideas

There are a large number of contemporary touches that are perfect for modernizing your home. Some of the many include:

  • Kitchen backsplash
  • Kitchen islands
  • Pendant/suspended ceiling lights
  • Open floor plan
  • Green kitchen design elements

Whether you have a sketch of what you want your newly remodeled home to look like or have no clue where to begin your historic home renovation, our design build team can determine what would be best for you and your family.

Beyond unique building methods and looks, historic homes and their owners often have stories to tell, ones that should be respected and understood before contracts are signed and walls are torn down. With Wentworth, you will find a design build team committed to respecting those stories for generations to come! Call us today for a historic home renovation in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area.

“ Typically when one hears about another's experience with a renovation, they are stories of horror. My renovation experience with Wentworth was quite engaging and I would say even fun. ”

Glover Park Client, Washington, DC

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