Built in 1912
514 24th Street, Midtown, Sacramento, CA
Rich purchased this classic Midtown "high water" bungalow in 2001. Built in 1912, the house had been modified several times over the years. Rich lead a major renovation of the entire structure, restoring the original building's character while enhancing its design and adding modern functionality.
With approximately 2000 sq. ft. of living space the home has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a separate laundry room, ample closets, a walk in attic 'bonus' space and a full basement. There is a 3/4 bath in the basement and a 1 car garage with an automatic garage door opener.
When Rich acquired the house some of the home's trademark features, like the wall to wall wainscoting in the living and dining rooms, had managed to withstand time and multiple ownerships. However, much of the house had not faired so well. The front porch, now a focal point for the structure, was enclosed and the decorative rafter tails had been cut off. The staircase leading to the cramped and underdeveloped second story was narrow and rickety and the kitchen was in a state of decay.
Notable Home Improvements:
- The roof and the entire second floor of the house was removed and reframed
- All components of the second floor are new: solid wood fir doors, Marvin wood windows, flooring, plumbing, electrical fixtures and roof
- Upstairs trim and stair rail made from stained vertical grain fir
- Reinstalled the decorative rafter tails
- Completely new kitchen with tiled countertops and backsplash (the vintage stove remains)
Less Visible Improvements:
- New whole house fan
- Installation of a new 200 amp electric service panel. All knob and tube wiring replaced with a grounded electrical system
- Copper pipes replaced the galvanized plumbing supply lines
- New water heater
- 2 complete central heating and air conditioning systems
- 2 new high efficiency gas furnaces - one for each floor
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