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September 21 2021

#SCALontheMOVE - Where We Started

by Theresa Same


Remember why you started, remember where you’re headed, think of how great it will be to get there, and keep going.

Ralph Marston

As with all remodeling projects, it is important to document where you started with photographs and plan where you are headed with a well-thought-out design. As we started envisioning a future for SCAL at 1830 DeKalb Avenue, Amanda, Justin, and I honed our focus on the details that attracted us to the 135-year-old house in the first place. Amanda went to work to create a design that would fit our needs functionally while preserving the historically unique aspects of the house. Our list of "to be saved" features included the 11-foot ceiling heights, the original fireplaces including the tile and mantels, the large central hall, and the transom windows. As with all our renovations, it was important to us to preserve the integrity and charm of the exterior of the house. Our goal is to maintain as much of the orginal structure and appearance as possible.

Here are some before photos to remind us all where we started.

The rear of the house will be remodeled to serve as our primary entrance

Central hall, original transom window, and fireplaces to be preserved

More before photos

Looking at these photos and knowing the work that needs to be done, it is hard to believe that SCAL will call this home is in just 6 short months.

Demolition has already begun. We look forward to sharing the next steps in our renovation soon. It is time to keep going!

The first meeting in what will be our conference room

Read #SCALontheMOVE to find out more about our renovation adventure and upcoming move.