When it comes to old house renovation, you have to go to the basics first… roof, foundation, heating, plumbing and hot water. We looked at all of these.
The Basement was super clean and nice when we bought the house. Unfortunately the heater (gas) was old and quit soon after we bought the house. We replaced it with a super efficient gas furnace. We also installed a new “on demand” hot water heater.
The house has stood in the same location for 123 years. The house had settled about 4 inches to one side – not bad for over a century! We wanted to make sure it would last another century so we contracted with TerraFirma to stabilize and lift the foundation. It worked! Here’s to 2118!
Of course an old house needs a new roof… Astoria requires a really good roof. You really need to tack it down for the winter winds and rain.
All this is worth it… look at our wonderful view!