For the Residential Rehabilitation of 407 E. Jones Street, Raleigh
Homeowners David & Ellen Nightingale and Will Madison from Madison Renovations worked closely together to rehabilitate the turn-of-the century home at 407 East Jones Street in the heart of Raleigh’s Oakwood Historic District. The two-story Queen-Anne with hipped-roof was once a duplex, but in recent years had been returned to a single family dwelling and is currently owned by the Nightingale family. After living in the home for several years, and welcoming two children, the Nightingales quickly realized they would need more space. The main intent of the rehabilitation was to gain access to the unfinished basement and maximize its usage without altering the footprint of the existing foundation.
The project began with the east facing side porch that was closed in with clapboard to match original siding in size, scale, composition and reveal. This enclosure allowed for an interior stairwell that gave access to a largely unused and inaccessible basement space. All windows on the main level were reused and moved to the new exterior, and exterior side doors were repurposed for the garden shed. By repeating the second floor layout in the basement, no original pillars had to be removed or covered up; they now remain exposed in the finished basement and are a testament to the age of the home.
The Nightingale’s took great care and sincere interest in acquiring expert craftsman and retaining the historic integrity of the house, preserving as much of the historic fabric as possible and reusing materials including the original windows as well as doors and brick found on the property. In addition, the back deck was replaced with a smaller covered porch that is similar in materials to the front porch (tongue and groove boards, wood railings, etc.) When an enclosed interior chimney was removed for safety reasons, the brick was reused to form the pathway as well as the retaining wall in the basement. In total, with an extension of an upstairs bathroom, the Nightingale’s accomplished an impressive feat of adding 1400 square feet of living space to their home without altering the footprint.
During the course of the rehabilitation Madison Renovations worked on behalf of the homeowner to secure all required approvals from the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission. The quality of the rehabilitation of 407 E. Jones ensures the property’s future and enhances it’s historic setting of the Oakwood neighborhood.
The Board of Directors of Capital Area Preservation, Inc. is pleased to present a 2011 Anthemion Award to David & Ellen Nightingale and Madison Renovations for the Residential Rehabilitation of 407 East Jones Street, Raleigh.