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The legacy of this historic home in Harwich Port gets a unique update

Off the living room is a redesigned patio. With string lights and more open space, this patio serves as another entertaining outlet. To this day, a second building behind the house is reserved for kids, including the homeowners’ twin sons, as a spot to hangout in while the parents enjoy a breather. All groups reconnect again on the patio. 

Being such an old home, the renovation did not come without its fair share of challenges—the first being a strict deadline of July 4. But after some pipe restructuring, water damage restoration and fresh paint to replace lathered plaster, the clients had their home ready to enjoy by the holiday. “We dug up a lot of problems. There were no surprises because this is what to expect when dealing with old homes, but there were added challenges,” says Davis. “I like being confronted with a challenge that, at the start, you don’t know how you’re going to get through it.”

The project was successfully brought to completion thanks to the collaborative approach of Alessi, Davis and the Trowbridges. While the Trowbridges were in Dallas for the majority of the project, George Davis, Inc. consistently updated pictures of the project’s progress online, and the homeowners constantly provided feedback. And though Davis and Alessi may have had some stressful moments when dealing with zoning challenges, they did their best to keep the homeowners at ease. “Having renovated three other homes in the past, this was the least stressful one so far,” says Trowbridge. “Alison was so respectful and terrific to work with, and George was really great.”

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