West Baldwin, ME.
Designer: Kevin Moquin, AIA, LEED AP
The original Pierce Homestead was constructed in the 1790’s. An ell was added in the 1920’s. This home has been in the family for generations.Restoration of the original home included:
- Investigation of water damage to soffit
- Repair and replacement of portions of timber structure, soffit, fascia, frieze and wooden gutters
- Soffit, fascia, frieze board and timber were replaced in kind using wood that was cut from the property, air dried and stored by the homeowner
- Materials were milled on-site to match existing structure and primed prior to installation
- Installation of a new roof using 30 year architectural asphalt shingles
- Copper lined wooden gutters and added new copper downspouts
- Re-constructed masonry chimney and installed through-pan flashing
Renovation of 1920’s ell included:
- Assessment of structural settlement of the 2nd floor
- Developed design concept for renovation work to improve livable space
- Project work included combining “doghouse” dormers into one dormer and relocating existing picture window to second floor to allow more light into the master bedroom
- First floor windows were replaced with French doors to provide more light in the sitting room
- Structural requirements of renovation work addressed requirements to prevent further settlement of the 2nd floor.