lakeside craftsman
phone 281.937.0496
email info@lakesidecraftsman.com
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part time jobs from home edinburghwe recently completed a major restoration of an 85 year old arts & crafts bungalow located in the popular houston heights area. this $350k project involved major reconstruction including new mechanical subsystems as well as roof, interior finishes and refinishing and matching the interior antique heart pine flooring. 
13th bungalow after street view


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tip 173: replacing extinct heart pine flooring
antique heart pine has been extinct for over 40 years now. however, many older arts & crafts and bungalow style homes built in the period between 1900 and 1930 were built with a heart pine floor which served as both the sub- and finish flooring. while you cannot buy replacement heart pine at your local lumber yard, it is still available from specialty suppliers at less cost than you might think. there are actually millions of board feet of heart pine in existence in the form of structural beams and members of commercial buildings throughout the south. such structures as paper mills and factories built in the late 1800's and early 1900's all used heart pine for its strenght and durability, the very reason it was used so extensively in bungalows and craftsman homes. many suppliers will cut and mill to your specifications for as little as $5/sf for heart pine flooring. search on ebay for "heart or antique pine flooring" for more info. more tips...
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lakeside craftsman logolakeside craftsman is a family run business focused on two specific areas of real estate investment: (1) acquiring and restoring historic residential properties and (2) developing affordable housing for purchase or lease. while seemingly quite different in their objective, these two areas of real estate development are actually quite complementary. the reason for this is that architects and builders from these earlier periods were focused on building simple but functional family homes. they also knew how to optimize the quality vs. cost balance.

we have a passion for restoring homes from the arts & crafts, victorian and priaire-style periods to their original period architecture while seemlessly incorporating the technology and amenities that tody's homeowners expect. opportunities abound since many of the best homes in america's older neighborhoods are over 80 years old and were built in one of these three very popular architectural styles. 
recent & upcoming events
  2009 houston heights holidayuston heights holiday home tour
friday, december 4, 6:00 p.m. � 9:00 p.m., and saturday, december 5, 3:00 p.m. � 9:00 p.m
 
  2010 woodland heights  home tour
tbd, spring 2010

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part time jobs from home edinburgh
dateline june 2009 
the 13th street bungalow project was completed on schedule in march 2009. acquired in august 2008, this property required a complete demolition to stud walls ...



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