Seeking to expand and update their residential home located in historic Downtown Rome, Georgia, in 2020 the McElwrath family contacted Pinson's to take on this renovation. The family needed more interior living space as well as an upgrade to their outdoor entertaining area, staircase and facade. As a historic home, the renovation would also need approval from the Historic Preservation Commission of Rome.
Working collaboratively with both the McElwrath family and the Rome Historic Preservation Commission, we ensured all elements of the renovation and expansion would meet the commission’s ordinance provisions. To maintain the property’s historical integrity, original materials were used such as aged bricks and solid wood window frames and siding. Additionally, based on the architectural aesthetics for the time of the home’s original construction, we implemented a traditional herringbone pattern of brick for the exterior walkway and chimney.
The covered outdoor entertainment space now includes an authentic masonry brick fireplace and new wood decking. The 270 sq ft. expansion, complete with lofty ceilings and detailed beam work, added the much needed additional living space. Pinson’s successfully renovated this family’s historic home while staying within strict aesthetic parameters set forth by the Historic Preservation Commission, increasing not only interior and exterior living space but also the home’s value in downtown Rome, Georgia.