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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2015 National Award
Whole House Remodel
$500,000 - $1 Million


2005 Northeast Remodeler
of the Year

2005 State Remodeler
of the Year

2005 Best Residential
Historic Renovation

2004 State Remodeler
of the Year

2004 Best Detached
Outbuilding

2004 Best Whole House
Remodel Over $500K

2003 State Remodeler
of the Year

2003 Best Detached
Outbuilding

2002 State Remodeler
of the Year

2002 Best Kitchen Remodel
Over $75K

2001 State Remodeler
of the Year

2001 Best Bath Remodel
Under $50,000

2001 Best Kitchen Remodel Under $40,000

2001 Best Room Addition
Under $100,000

2001 Best Whole House
Remodel $200K-$500K

2001 Design/Build Award Room Addition Over $100,000

2000 State Remodeler
of the Year

2000 Best Kitchen Remodel Under $40,000

2000 Best Kitchen
Remodel $40K-$75K

2000 Best Kitchen
Remodel Over $75K

2000 Best Room Remodel

Davitt Design Build
Remodelers of West Kingston, RI

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Industry Associations: RI HBA, NAHB, NARI
Professional Designation: CGR

Matt Davitt
4 Frank Avenue
West Kingston, RI 02892
Phone: 401-792-9799
Fax: 401-792-3393
Website: davittdesignbuild.com/

2005 Best Residential Historic Renovation

The neighbors insisted the place was haunted. When they walked by the house at night, they said they could see the shadow of the old seafarer pacing in the captain’s tower of the old Victorian. Many say he awaits the return of his ship and crew, despite the fact that he and the crew met their fate at sea in 1907. but that didn’t deter the new buyer from restoring it to its original beauty. Built in 1896, the historic home served as the landmark of a once-thriving seaport, but shoddy, piecemeal construction characterized any fixes that had been made over the years…and utter neglect had finished off everything else. The restoration posed a two-fold challenge. Not only were wholesale changes necessary, the job also demanded incredible attention to detail. In addition to major remodeling like roof and floor replacements, foundation reinforcement, and chimney rebuilding, the crew was also charged with recreating the antique gingerbread details of the Victorian Façade, aspects that made this home so unique in the first place. To do so, they consulted period photographs for accuracy. Long-forgotten trim remnants in the barn also aided in the reproduction. The name of the house, “Broadview”, which a staffer discovered in old photos, was painstakingly recreated on the home’s turret making the facelift complete.