Feinmann restored the exterior of an 1885 Victorian home that had deteriorated over the years in Arlington, Massachusetts. Between fixing and improving the front and back porch, Juliet Balconies, shingles, panels, and intricate design elements, we brought back the home’s original splendor.
We first focused on restoring the front and back porches by repositioning the stairs, reinforcing the brick and wood support posts, installing pressure-treated framing and mahogany decking, and fixing its existing handrails and roof structure.
Feinmann then shifted attention to the house’s design details by replacing all the balusters, posts, spindles, and corbels that give the outside its victorian feel. We also rebuilt the Juliet Balconies that were located over the dining room and left side of the home and fixed the broken fish-scale shingles, cedar clapboard, and trim.
We hired Feinmann to oversee a very challenging renovation of our late 19th century Victorian home, which suffered from deferred maintenance and poor/unsophisticated upgrades. As a result, the project consisted of a whole-hose interior gut renovation and a top to bottom exterior restoration.
Feinmann’s staff were 100% committed to ensuring that the project was successful. In the end, we were thrilled with the final product and appreciated their openness about the process and cost.
We always felt that the project was in good hands. For instance, the lead carpenter served as a craftsman and caretaker and assumed responsibility for his work and Feinmann’s subcontractors. The lead project manager also brought a wealth of experience to critical situations and a unique perspective.
2022 Chrysalis Award – Residential Exterior Regional Award