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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2012 Best Residential
Historic Renovation

Custom Kitchens by John Wilkins
Remodelers of Oakland, California

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Lily Ramirez
Custom Kitchens by John Wilkins
6624 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, California 94609
Phone: 510-843-3600

2012 Best Residential Historic Renovation

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Registered as an historic building, this 1910 English Craftsman home needed major rehabilitation, both structurally and aesthetically. The owners sought a complete home remodel to correct decades of neglect and poorly designed alterations, seeking to restore original architectural intentions and detail, wherever possible. The work was required to conform to all National, State, and Local Historic Rehabilitation standards and criteria. Without the benefit of any original architectural drawings or historic photographs, the staff carefully dissected the existing home to determine which features were original to the structure, which were not, what significant changes had been made and what features had been lost. While this home gives the appearance of having always been in this neighborhood, with this new rehabilitation, it is now set to go forward for at least another one hundred years or more with structural durability, energy efficiencies, universal design accommodations and systems prepared for today, and for the future.