Downtown Durham Revitalization Project
This craftsman style home located in downtown Durham was constructed in 1930 and was on the verge of being demolished when Prince & Sons, Inc. was hired as the General Contractor to rehabilitate this home. As part of the revitalization of the neighborhood, the property owner wanted to preserve the home. As deemed uninhabitable and unsafe, something had to be done immediately. While this home required extensive repairs and renovation, it still possessed that historical Durham charm that could be restored with some hard work and vision. Because the home was constructed 84 years prior, it was hard to foresee obstacles in this project, but Prince & Sons, Inc. was up for the challenge.
We were required to rebuild 60% of the home’s foundation, and replace a majority of the floor framing with pressure treated lumber. The home required all new electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. All of the windows were replaced with new energy efficient windows and the home received new cabinets, fixtures, carpet, vinyl, tile, as well as an interior and exterior paint job. This job required extensive planning, the coordination of many different subcontractors and, including the planning phase, took approximately 4 ½ months to complete. Prince & Sons, Inc. was honored to have the opportunity to preserve a piece of Durham’s history.