Preservation Services

4/1’s specialty is preservation – what does this mean?

It does not mean that we should all live in big, drafty houses without modern kitchens, outhouse optional.  Instead, it’s respecting the bones and character of an existing house and making sure that whatever happens to it sits well with its history and style.  People are drawn to older houses precisely because of the quirks and peculiarities – and those should be retained when remodeling happens.

Preservation also means taking advantage of the tax credits available, following the rules of the local historic district, or researching the story of the house – all pieces that 4/1 can do for you.

Your House
House Histories ~ Historic Preservation Commission Applications
~ Design Assistance

Your Neighborhood
Local Historic Districts ~ National Register Historic Districts

Financial Impacts
Preservation Tax Credits ~ Local Landmarks