This 1903 Queen Anne Cottage was falling apart when Eco+Historical acquired it in 2007. Lifting it to add a garage and nearly tripling its size, we performed the expansion while retaining the original feel of the home from the street, respecting its historic facade. All systems were updated, the home was insulated with Airkrete and denim insulation, and whole-house audio, an electric car charging port, and solar panels were all added. Since this home project pre-dated the LEED for Homes process for remodeled homes, we pursued and obtained Greenpoint Certification.
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This 1904 Queen Anne Cottage in San Francisco's Cole Valley neighborhood underwent a Greenpoint Rated gut rehab remodel from 2008-2009. Neglected for decades, this 2BR/1BA house was lifted to add the garage shown here plus a complete lower level. Expanded to 5BR/4BA, this home retained many of its original interior and exterior details while getting all sustainable and non-toxic materials utilized throughout. Here, a new stair was built with traditional detailing and the new garage door and replacement insulated windows also played to the original details of the home. A contemporary-feeling dark taupe paint scheme brought the home into the modern day without losing it's traditional feel. Photo by KEE Sites

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