Historic Restoration

New England is home to countless historic homes and properties in need of restoration care. At Pacific Visions Studio, we pride ourselves on our ability to restore and maintain the historic attributes of homes across the region. There is always potential to be found in historic properties regardless of their age or condition and our Pacific Visions team works to ensure that clients are pleased with the design results.

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  • How old is the building?

  • Do you have any existing drawings of the building?

  • Is the building located in a local historic district?

  • Do you have a pre-selected contractor, or are you open to having us recommend one of ours for the job?

  • Is there a specific style or concept that you are going for?`

  • What is you're construction budget?

  • Is there is a specific timeline or deadlines you need to hit?

Don't worry, if you're unsure, we can help you navigate these questions!

Historic Restoration give old existing properties new life

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One of the challenges of working on historic properties is the irregularity of the design aspects of each building. Most historic homes do not have preserved drawings for reference, so much of the measurements and determinations for the building must come from field verification.

Historic properties built prior to the early1900s were often built to codes that are now defunct or have been revised over the course of time. Because of this, many thermal and moisture protection barriers, as well as spatial clearances are not present. 

Historic restoration projects require the care and protection of all exterior aspects of the property, but interior aspects are allowed to be updated to modern standards at the wish of the client. 

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In our experience working on historic restoration projects in New England ,we have come across many homes and properties that tell stories connecting them to both the surrounding landscape and previous owners. It is our job to ensure that these properties are maintained for many more years to come.

At the beginning of a new historic preservation project, we will visit the site to perform an initial measure up of the property and use the sketches / photos to create a comprehensive drawing set including 2D and 3D representations of the home.

 

If you are interested in starting a historic restoration project with our team, please contact us here

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