Historic Tax Credits

The Adamick Residence

The Adamick Residence, an eye-catching and tasteful new construction, is the new home of our principal architect. Alec Adamick wanted to build a new home for his growing family that had adequate space using a palette of rich colors and finishes. Last October, he found an empty lot in the historic Irish Channel and built a 2400 square foot, three-story house with an additional 375 square feet of covered and screened-in porches. The Adamick residence was designed by Alec himself and built by Pentek Homes. This new residential construction takes the form of a traditional camelback, and its details are inspired by the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles with a spacious floor plan and double parlor. The Eastlake style is apparent at the beautiful front porch of the home with turned colonettes and an openwork frieze overhang, while the Queen Anne style shows though the use of fish-scale shingles and tripartite window at the top floor of the home. When you initially enter the double parlor, you are greeted by beautiful, locally-made chandeliers and medallions that complement the royal purple walls in both the great room and dining area. After you pass through these spaces, you enter an open kitchen and living space. The kitchen appliances, as well as the custom cabinetry and millwork, are primarily black and stainless steel with granite countertops. The screened-in porch at the back of the house allows the family to enjoy the lush garden while keeping the bugs away. The living quarters of the second floor have many large windows that allow natural light to grace the hardwood flooring in the rooms. The master bedroom and bathroom overlook the large backyard. The focal points of both master and kid’s bathrooms are reclaimed antique consoles that now serve as the bathroom sink cabinetry. The master bath also features a chrome clawfoot tub and walk-in shower. The third floor has a small office where one can look through the tripartite window back at the city’s skyline and a carpeted “rumpus” room that will host their guests and serve as a playroom for their son Gabriel. This single-family residence was fully approved by the Historic District Landmarks Commission for construction in a historic district.

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.

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)

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.