“The Red House”, circa 1920, is located in the historic Bayview Park neighborhood, and was my personal home from 2004 until 2012. An extensive four year renovation included the stabilization of the structure and the replacement of all electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. The front porch was reconstructed to match the historic porch that had been severely altered, historic windows were restored to working order, a new metal roof replaced the asphalt shingle roof, and all surfaces were refreshed by removing decades of paint accumulation and repairing damaged or rotten material.
Inside, historic Dade County pine walls and ceilings were uncovered and restored, the kitchen was relocated, and a second en-suite bathroom was added. New interior finishes include custom milled wood floors, doors, and trim.
Additionally, the 5,000 gallon concrete cistern was adapted into a swimming pool, chain-link fencing was replaced with a decorative concrete wall, and a new carriage house was constructed at the rear of the property.
This project received an Award of Excellence for Rehabilitation from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.