Before & After ~ Restoring a Wrap-around Porch

Before: Chelsea Tax Assessor. After: Charles Reinhart Company.

Before & After ~ Restoring the Frank P. Glazier House wrap-around porch.

A beautiful example of what is possible with determination and commitment. Once the home of Chelsea, MI’s most famous citizen, the Queen Anne style house had spent decades divided into apartments before being restored as a single-family home. The restoration took 14 years, with a good deal of the work done by the owners.

The restoration was done in phases. These images show the dramatic difference made by reopening and restoring the porch that had been enclosed to make an apartment in the 1970s.

“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help people who want to restore a house with sensitivity to its character-defining features. All aspects of the process are covered, from finding the right house for you to painting and wallpaper.

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com.

Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors.

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