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Beautify, Preserve Homes Through Remodeling

Providence Builder Group Team is Historic Home Qualified Remodeler

While Providence Builder Group professionals are known for excelling equally in residential and commercial custom construction, one of their recent remodeling projects for a 134-year-old abode stands out as a home enthusiast favorite. 

Providence Builder Group owner Will Barron says it was a delight to renovate this historic house that was built in 1890 in Nashville at 416 N. 16th St. The 3,177 square-foot house with 11-foot main floor ceilings contains three bedrooms and four bathrooms, with all three bedrooms having en suite bathrooms.

"This project was a huge task to bring history back to life because the entire house was sagging. Every aspect we looked at required critical thinking. We first had to reinforce its framing and foundation to rebuild its infrastructure strength," Will says. "But we performed a spectacular total renovation of this beautiful, historic Lockeland Springs home. We kept the historic charm by refinishing four gorgeous fireplaces, 9-foot pocket doors and detailed trim work." 

The Lockeland Springs historic neighborhood is a turn-of-the-20th-century streetcar suburb in East Nashville. Overall Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association members work diligently to preserve this historic community and to revitalize its park areas. In the case of this house, Will says after the original owner, three generations of the same family lived in it. 

The house sports all hardwood trim work. Will says they discovered gorgeous, old-growth heart pine floors underneath it all, but had to cover them up with straight-grain pine floors. 

He says the kitchen and hearth room were made completely cozy and functional for entertaining, and that all of the kitchen cabinets were made by hand from maple wood so they could stain them to match the shade of the mantle wood on the original fireplace. The area includes a quartz waterfall island, ZLINE range, panel-front appliances, walk-in pantry, instant hot water and wireless range hood, too. 

"We value history as much as we do those that live in the present. We wanted to highlight what was there while not reducing its character; but we added modern conveniences, such as WiFi-controlled water heaters. This project definitely was a labor of love, but really worth it," verifies Will. 

Some of the house's custom-cut original wood siding had to be removed, but Will says some was reused when they fabricated certain flooring. He says they also found huge French doors made of chestnut wood and other irreplaceable items embedded between walls when they disassembled rooms. 

He says this is the oldest house to date that he's renovated and preserved, and that he enjoyed the challenge of bringing proper justice to life for it. While it was like solving a complex puzzle at times, he says his crew ambitiously finished the remodeling within six months. Because he personally had purchased the property prior to the renovation, it was an especially bittersweet moment when it was then bought because "this house has all the significant character you'd like to see in a home."

"Our attention to detail, approach of completion and mindfulness for client care has significantly shaped Providence’s approach to building. We also provide free renderings with estimates to ensure proper starts. Seeing clients trust us and love our buildings as much as we do really brings everything into perspective,” Will concludes.

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  • Providence Builder Group team.
  • Providence Builder Group team.
  • Providence Builder Group owner Will Barron.
  • Providence Builder Group team.
  • Providence Builder Group team.
  • Providence Builder Group team.
  • Providence Builder Group owner Will Barron.
  • Providence Builder Group owner Will Barron.
  • 416 N. 16th St.
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St. 
  • 416 N. 16th St.