When working on a historic home, it is not unusual for interesting things to pop up during a renovation and on this project it was no different. To start, we were able to view photographs and paintings of the property from different time periods which helped us and the architect in making some of the recommendations that we did. Horse hair, a common insulator from the turn of the century was found in the walls of the kitchen. During demolition of the third floor, newspapers from the early 1920s were found and had been used for floor insulation. Our goal along with the client’s throughout was to maintain the original, historic integrity of the original home but to introduce modern updates. This came through in variety of choices and details during the build process. Exterior siding was a priority for the client to avoid costly paint maintenance into the future.