I’m feeling a mixture of pride and total relief now that our renovation project is complete on the house we bought more than a year ago.
I super proud of how it turned out.
We replaced everything from the heating and cooling to the roof to the floors. It was a near total renovation that saw much of the house torn down to the studs. But we knew that this would have to be the case when we bought this house. It’s a one of a kind original that happens to have been designed and built by a fairly famous architect. The original design was completed in the very early 30’s. So there was no such thing really as residential HVAC. HVAC cooling had been invented but transitioning that technology to residential HVAC was still a long way away. Widespread residential HVAC wouldn’t happen until the 50’s. So the heating and cooling of this house was a real challenge. Prior to us buying the property, it had sat empty for more than a decade. It was stuck in a probate court battle. That meant that everything had to go that was inside. And the hodge podge of heating and cooling equipment had to go too. But we wanted a heating and cooling system that would fit the lines of the house and so running ductwork was out. Thankfully, we were working with a gifted HVAC contractor who put in a ductless multi split system. We have 5 ductless heat pumps throughout the house that can work in unison or allow us to customize the heating and cooling as we wish. It’s really just icing on the cake as this house is amazing now.