“One of the challenges we face in historic preservation and working with structures where wood is dry is that you can’t just take a saw and cut a piece of old, dry wood,” RAAM Construction President and CEO Richard Lara said. “Specialty trades have to understand how it works and that you can walk
It could have been the size of the home-three times as large a s the one-broom rental where she'd been living with her two children. It could have been the fact that each person would have a separate bedroom. It could have been the two-and-a-half bathrooms. Or it could have been the fact that
When Heritage Housing Partners (HHP) identified a two-acre site near downtown, its aim was to preserve many of the historic homes on the property as well as to build new affordable housing that echoed the classic Craftsman style of the older houses.
Pasadena, Calif. - In the expensive Southern California housing market, crafting a financing structure that yields homeownership costs affordable to low-income buyers is enormously challenging. Combine a target of serving low- and moderate-income families with a goal of preserving and moving existing houses that are contributors to a local historic district, and you get