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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2005 Best Bath Remodel Under $50,000

2005 Best Deck/Porch

2002 Special Award Room Addition Over $100,000

2001 Best Detached Outbuilding

2001 Best Residential Historic Renovation

2001 Best Residential Insurance Restoration

Clean Cut Construction
Remodelers of Coopersburg, PA

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Industry Associations: NRC, NAHB, Leigh Valley Bldrs Assoc, Nat'l Trust
Professional Designation:

Jim Hall-Yurasits
6150 Blue Church Rd. S.
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Phone: 610-282-4331
Fax: 610-282-4331

2001 Best Residential Historic Renovation

The original stone farmhouse is approximately 200 years old, and had been added onto at least twice during the first 100 years. The goal was to enlarge and brighten the kitchen, add a room for quilting and sewing, and improve the appearance of the exterior.

The roof of the 1 1/2 story wing was raised to provide a full second floor. This became the family activity room. A one story addition was added, along with a covered porch. This addition accommodated a mud room and eat-in area for the new kitchen. The new kitchen occupies the first floor of the wing.

Installing the new kitchen was especially challenging given four stone walls and a concrete floor. Creativity and a demolition hammer were requirements for running pipes, wires, and air ducts. Another structural concern was finding a method to attach the raised roof framing to the tops of the existing stone walls which were originally assembled with a mud mixture of horse-hair, lime, and clay. To do this, steel-reinforced concrete caps were poured on top of the existing walls. The roof rafters were joined on top of the collar ties in order to cantilever the rafter tails out 8" over the stone veneer and still align the new eves to the existing eves. –and if you think I have any idea what I just said, you’re sadly mistaken.

All the woodwork was custom made by the contractor including the bead board door jambs, closet doors and beaded window and door trim.

The homeowners gained all of the space and light they desired while maintaining the character of the two hundred year old home. The almost exclusive use of natural materials and traditional details ensures the look and feel of the original home.