Braun Inspection Consultants
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James E. Braun
InspectorASAP@gmail.com
Jefferson City, Missouri
573-761-3581

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                                                                                                                                                Historic Renovation

                                                                                                                                                Historic renovation and re-use are particularly delicate forms of architecture. They demand active research and a desire to understand a building's contribution yesterday as well as its potential contribution in the future.

                                                                                                                                                The historic renovation of homes and buildings has become a very popular movement across North America.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation (http://www.nationaltrust.org/) provides grants and guidance to organizations and individuals who are interested in renovating and/or preserving historical buildings.  We are a proud member.

                                                                                                                                                The Victorian Lady


                                                                                                                                                Hartford, Conn. / Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                The Victorian Lady was constructed in 1890 as a single-family home in the then-affluent neighborhood of Asylum Hill. The Queen Anne-style home drew the attention and admiration of its neighbors, among them Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

                                                                                                                                                Preservation Easements:

                                                                                                                                                For property owners looking to permanently protect their historic properties, one of the most effective legal tools available is the preservation easement a private legal interest conveyed by a property owner to a preservation organization or to a government entity. Read more about preservation easements here...

                                                                                                                                                Some Simple Guidelines to Follow when Restoring or Renovating Your House:

                                                                                                                                                1. Try to retain the original character of the house - don't "over-restore" the building.
                                                                                                                                                2. Pay attention to details.
                                                                                                                                                  • Try to stick to materials that were used when your house was built.
                                                                                                                                                  • Keep elements like color, flooring, within the same historical period as your house.
                                                                                                                                                  • Understand and respect as far as possible the original uses of rooms.
                                                                                                                                                  • If fencing your property, look at genuine old fences, observe the way they are designed and constructed.
                                                                                                                                                  • Garden design will best complement your work on the building if you keep it in period with the house. Use plants and garden layouts of the time.
                                                                                                                                                  • Additions and alterations should be in the manner and materials of the period in which your house was built.
                                                                                                                                                3. Remember that it's a house, not a museum. Live in it and enjoy it and, at the right time, pass it on to someone else. 

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