FINE HOME RENOVATION & HISTORIC PRESERVATION

FINE HOME RENOVATION & HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Preservation

Max Izen House

Max Izen, a prominent member of Asheville’s Jewish community, built this Spanish-inspired brick bungalow in 1929 that eventually fell into disrepair. Despite the lack of upkeep, the bungalow’s architectural charm remained intact. Adams & Adams was hired to restore the Max Izen House to its former glory. The restoration included rebuilding the partially collapsed front porch and repairing the brick exterior, installing new drywall throughout the house and replacing all home systems, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing. We carefully removed all of the interior trim work and cataloged it for reuse during the renovation. Hand-restored door hardware, including the antique thumb-latch front door handle set, and reinstalled original picture rail and baseboards gave the Max Izen House a fresh new look while preserving its historical detail. Surviving original light fixtures, doors, and most windows were also restored and rehung, completing the restoration of this stunning Spanish-inspired brick bungalow.