Jason Lambert of 707 Construction does not do things in half measures. Since buying 89 fourth avenue a year ago, he has devoted his energy to restoring and renovating this beautiful ca. 1895 house. As you can see from the previous images, he has added a new side addition with garage, which perhaps is the highlight of the exterior job so far.
Compare with these images with one which shows the house as it lookeda year ago,
and you will see that not only has the brick work from the west facing wall gone into the front facade surrounding the garage door, but the heritage mason Lambert hired to work on this has replicated all the details of the original front facade such as the jack arches over the windows and the dentilwork of the bricks just below the roofline. There was also a wonderful square with floral rosettes that has also been incorporated back into an upper front side wall in almost the same location as where it had been before.
There is more to this story for another post, but safe to say that Lambert has displayed that you CAN re-use an old house and make something new, sensitive, and creative out of it without destroying the character of the historic streetscape.