Historic Renovations Gallery

Your historic home has character – but is it time to make it extraordinary? We work with you to create a space that respects and embraces the past while providing the amenities of today. At MainStreet Design Build we know the challenges and pitfalls of working with older homes and are experienced in working with historic designations and requirements. Let us show you how your historic place can become a showplace for years to come.

Peabody Mansion Historic Renovation

The new owners of the Peabody Mansion, which is located in downtown Birmingham, decided that the mansion needed a facelift. The porches were re-built for today’s current building codes, along with necessary roof repairs to address years of weather related problems. Custom millwork for all of the porches, handrails and handicap walkways was cut and …

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Royal Oak, MI Arts & Crafts Kitchen Remodel

This 1922 arts and crafts home had most of the original details, but was in desperate need of an updated kitchen. Opening up a side year round porch area, we were able to add a small amount of space to create an eat in kitchen off of the formal dining room. Using quarter-sawn oak, period …

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Franklin School House Historic Renovation

Renovating the original 19th century Franklin schoolhouse for a family to occupy was an exciting challenge. Working diligently with the historical board, we added a second floor with bedrooms and a separate staircase that passed today’s strict building codes. Additional interior and exterior modifications made this a warm family home and stayed within the character …

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Trowbridge House Historic Renovation

Built in 1832 by U.S. Senator, Stephen Trowbridge, this farmhouse needed a complete interior and exterior renovation. We gutted and re-designed the kitchen, butler’s pantry, powder room, three 2nd level bathrooms and re-worked the complete master suite. Additionally, both the front and side porches were re-built to match the original character of the home. Please …

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