The existing brownstone was severely weathered and deteriorated. The façade was completely torn down and rebuilt in brownstone to match the original construction and detail.
Hoists and lifting equipment were necessary to set the larger and heavier brownstone units and granite stair treads.
The stairs during installation.
The entry stair was completely removed and rebuilt during this project, including new granite stair treads and brownstone retaining walls.
Originally constructed in 1888, the front façade of this exceptional Gold Coast single-family home had greatly deteriorated. The original Joliet-style stone had shaled and spalled resulting in a run-down appearance. Working with the home’s Architect Owner, Central restored the façade to its original old world elegance, furnishing stone quarried in England and fabricated in Canada to match the original stone and reconstructing the elegant front entry stairway with a new granite stair. Thanks to detailed planning, the residents never had to move out of the house during the twelve month construction period. Today, this home stands out among the 19th century homes of the Gold Coast and reminds passers-by of the magnificent detailing which once was a staple of the neighborhood.