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 these 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 original design and architectural history but also an understanding of the logistics involved with obtaining approvals for remodeling in a specific district. Throughout the years, the Wentworth team has gained extensive knowledge of the zoning, building codes and materials necessary to ensure any remodeling project runs smoothly and produces a truly seamless final result.

Historic Home Renovation

Your old 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 and builders 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 its original historic style and charm.

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 will carefully consider construction techniques and materials to ensure they are appropriate for your home’s architectural style.

Remodeling Ideas

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

Whether you have a sketch of what you want your newly remodeled Dupont Circle home to look like or have no clue where to begin your historic home renovation in Foxhall Village, 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.

“ Dear Bruce, We are so pleased with our new room addition, designed and constructed by Wentworth, Inc. Mr. Lach gave us a design that elevates our spirits each day and brings praise from friends and neighbors who have seen the room in actuality or iPhone photos. Steve Barnard has our highest praise for triumph over single-digit temps, record snows, and personal changes to oversee and manage the on-site Wentworth team. His craftsmanship with built-in bookcases both in the new room and dining room will continue to give us pleasure for years to come. Carpenter Juan is a valuable asset to your company and its client-homeowners. Consistently punctual at 7 a.m., skilled in workmanship and explanations to homeowners, good team leader and good team player. With our gratitude for all the meetings here and at your office, for you and your team who worked with us every step of the way, and our warmest regards, ”

C.J., Arlington, VA
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