Sugar Hill Historic Restoration Residence

Franconia, NH

A featured home in the book, Summer Cottages of the White Mountains; The Architecture of Leisure and Recreation, the historic restoration of an 8,000 square foot summer home gives the owners a sense of life at the turn of the 20th century. Formerly an upscale hotel, every cut and joint required the skill of an artisan to recapture the woven skirting effect common to the era when the building was first constructed (around 1904). Our experienced carpenters and woodworkers delivered the highest level of quality craftsmanship available in today’s market.

Meridian Construction started the restoration by removing old siding and shakes. A complete lead paint abatement was performed and new custom hemlock clapboards were installed to authenticate the original siding integrity. All rotted wood was removed and replaced, and trim was reconstructed. Meticulous measures were taken to protect the beautifully mature landscapes and to protect the surrounding environment. Regardless of the many delicate challenges of historic preservation, we completed this project under budget and 6 weeks ahead of schedule so the owners could enjoy the property even sooner than planned.