Friday, July 30, 2010

Renovators' Happy Hour Tour Continues at 1221 Kerlerec Street

The second portion of the PRC's Renovator's Happy Hour Tour took place across the street at 1221 Kerlerec. This house was on the City of New Orleans Blighted Properties list and was begging to be overhauled into an updated family home. re:FORM took on the design challenge. And oh, what a challenge it is...!

This is a photo of the stair hall before any construction began. It is just an minor example of what the rest of the house looked like. The house was packed to the gills with furniture and had been boarded up since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The side yard of the house was waist-deep in debris and rotting building materials. The house was so water damaged and termite-ridden that even the interior furniture was eaten.

Here is a photo taken during the Renovators' Happy Hour on July 22nd. The entire house has been stabilized, leveled, and framed out. The next step is the installation of electrical and plumbing. Floor plans were displayed throughout the building showing re:FORM's new design for the 3,200 sq. ft. (4 bedroom/4.5 bath) house.

These are photos taken in the 1970's that show what the front of the house will look like after the house is completely renovated. Stay tuned.....

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