Slide 2: The Spring Residence


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Rather than demolish the home, BuildSense, the design/build firm hired to do the work, decided to deconstruct it. They removed the brick and reused it. They saved all the wood framing and built the main staircase out of old studs. “It’s a direct visual link to the old house,” says Erik Mehlman, principal. What couldn’t be used was donated to Habitat for Humanity.

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