Historic Renovation

Hammond Single Family Historic Renovation

This gracious residential renovation in Hammond, Louisiana brought back a this historic home to its former charm. Adamick Architecture worked with Pentek Construction to restore the main residence and add a father-in-law accessory structure to the rear yard. Noteworthy exterior improvements to home include a covered back porch, a new deck, and installing more historically appropriate columns and hand rails on the existing front porch, which faces the Hammond Historic District. The interior renovations added a spacious updated kitchen, new cabinetry, and walk-in closets, and restored such vintage architectural features as the hardwood floors and generous wood windows. The remodeled home boasts five bedrooms and four-and-half baths. In addition to coordinating approvals from the Hammond historic district landmarks commission, Adamick Architecture helped the client establish the eligibility of the property for residential historic rehabilitation tax credits, reducing the overall cost of the project.

Bayou St. John Single Family Renovation

This historic double in Bayou St. John was renovated into a single-family residence along with its neighboring sister house. Adamick Architecture reconfigured the home to preserves the historic architectural appearance of a traditional Italianate double-shotgun while reorganizing its interior for contemporary use. We connected the original four front rooms to blend formal and casual style particularly valued in New Orleans, with a formal living room, den, diving room, and kitchen. Accessed by a hallway off the front rooms, the three bedrooms include a master bedroom with a master bathroom featuring a large walk-in shower, elegant cast iron clawfoot bathtub, and double-vanity. The renovation also incorporated modern amenities such as a laundry room, central and heat, and a sophisticated new kitchen. This 1,800-square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath single-family home showcases traditional architectural features such as soaring twelve foot high ceilings, original heart pine flooring, exposed brick fireplaces with wood mantelpieces, and restored double-hung wood windows. (Photography by SNAP Real Estate Photography, LLC.)

Bayou St. John Single Family Renovation

This historic renovation is one of four sister double shotgun houses just steps from the banks of Bayou St. John on Dumaine. The project was undertaken simultaneously with the adjacent property, which was one of the sister houses. This 2100 square foot residence was originally a double and was renovated into single family home. Once an eyesore after Hurricane Katrina, this three bedroom, three bath has been lovingly restored by Adamick Architecture. Some of the original historic features include brick fireplaces, antique heart pine flooring, 12’ high ceilings, brackets, and a clapboard façade. As you enter the house you are greeted by a large living room where the front two rooms of the shot gun were combined. As you pass through the historic sets of pocket doors you enter the dining room on one side or a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wet bar on the other. A center hallway leads to the bedrooms. On one side two bedrooms share a jack and jill bath and on the other there is a spacious master suite. At the end of the hall an entertainment room looks out onto the spacious backyard and deck.

Magazine Single-Family Renovation and Addition

Adamick Architecture helped the clients renovate an existing building that had previously been subdivided into four separate apartments, and restore it to an elegant uptown single family home. This 4,050 square foot single family residence has four bedrooms and four and half baths, including a master suite and mother-in-law suite on the ground floor. Within the historic building shell, a redesigned interior layout incorporates both formal areas such as a foyer with double parlor, and a more contemporary arranged open-plan of great room, informal dining and kitchen. Balconies and porches in both the front and back allow gracious outdoor living while lending traditional style. Amenities include mud room, pantry, laundry room, and multiple walk-in closets and storage closets. With its exterior sensitively restored, this grand uptown home once again stands proudly among stately historic houses on this tree-lined uptown street.

Lower Garden District Single Family Side Gallery Shotgun Historic Renovation

This project is a custom renovation of a single family home that qualified for $112,500 of tax credits. This Side Gallery Shotgun Single Family Residence is recognized nationally and locally as a contributing element to the historic Lower Garden District Neighborhood. The building sits on a lot that was part of the Saulet plantation before the subdivision in the 1800's, across the street from the site of the old Saulet home which was demolished in 1959. This building was in complete disrepair and was actually in structural failure at the rear of the building. To address this we designed a small custom addition that removed a shed roof that was in failure and replaced it with a kitchen extension, laundry room, and modification of the downstairs bathroom. The building was completely modernized and care was taken to preserve all the historic elements that were salvageable. The portion of the building that showcases the renovation, features a a double side gallery that overlooks the drive. The entrance opens up to a large dining area which looks into the kitchen that was part of of the custom addition. The landscaped yard features historic slate found on site during construction. This is a two bedroom, three bathroom house, with a spacious master bedroom and dedicated master bath on the second floor. All millwork and casework, including the doors and floors were milled in New Orleans. The master suite features a private balcony, walk-in closet, en suite bathroom and large shower. Gated off street parking is provided for two cars. The finishes and fixtures throughout the house were handpicked with a close attention to detail.

Irish Channel Single Family Historic Renovation

This historic renovation created a spacious single-family residence out of a disused older building with 2,700 square feet over two floors. This unique home has a striking loft-like interior open living area and four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Quality finishes such subway tile, reclaimed lumber, and traditional moldings help create an inviting atmosphere in this unique building.

Freret Street Historic Facade Restoration

Adamick Architecture assisted in the historic restoration of a commercial building on Freret Street in New Orleans. This two-story structure originally housed a Chinese laundry on the first floor and apartments on the second floor. The renovation included restoring the stucco façade, and providing drawings to white box a restaurant downstairs and an office upstairs. This building was also made accessible to persons with disabilities without disrupting the defining historic characteristics of the building. We worked with the Division of Historic Preservation to make this design adhere to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, so the project could be eligible for tax credits. The stucco façade was resurfaced and painted. Adamick Architecture measured the entire existing building, prepared elevations that showed an appropriate restored appearance, and guided the project through review and approval by the State Fire Marshal and the city of New Orleans. (Photos by Scott Heath)

Canal Street Historic Facade Restoration

Adamick Architecture assisted in the historic restoration of a commercial building facade on Canal Street, in order to meet the requirements of the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) in New Orleans for a Downtown District Development grant. The stucco facade surface needed to be returned to its historic appearance, including character-defining score lines that resembled stone blocks. Adamick Architecture measured the entire existing building, prepared elevations that showed an appropriate restored appearance, and guided the project through review and approval by the HDLC for construction. Subsequent to this project, the same client engaged Adamick Architecture to design a grant-funded historic restoration of the facade for another commercial building on the same block of Canal Street. This HDLC-approved facade restoration is currently under construction.

Marigny Shotgun Camelback Historic Renovation and Addition

This single shotgun was in complete structural failure when we first visited the site and there was a notice pasted on the front of the building that it had been condemned. The building was originally a single five room shotgun with a sidehall along the back two rooms and a storage shed addition at the back and sidehall porch. We camelbacked the building creating a large master suite on the ground floor that enjoys a rear balcony and the sidehall balcony. This room has multiple french doors that open onto this wonderful hidden sanctuary at the rear of the building. The camelback allowed for two additional bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The rear bedroom has access to a gallery porch at the rear of the building and covers the original sidehall gallery. The original casings and doors were preserved as much as possible and the erroneously added front brick facade was removed to reveal a beautiful house that has three sisters along the block. While this project was originally done as a single family residence, the owner has since employed Adamick Architecture to add a sprinkler and alarm system to the building so that it can be used as a bed and breakfast.