Maverick Street: Structural Rehab in East Boston

When we purchased this house truly ugly house in East Boston, we knew we might have signed on for more work than some of our previous projects. The foundation was cracking, an outer wall of the home was rotting away, the deck on the back of the house was unsafe to the point we could not walk on it, and the roof was in such bad shape that we could see sunlight shining through holes in the ceiling. With the help of a brilliant Brazilian craftsman, we were able to tackle the structural challenges of this house and turn it into a beautiful home.

 The home was sided with fake brick and worn-out shingles.

The home was sided with fake brick and worn-out shingles.

 The decks on the rear of the house were sagging and the fake brick exterior was peeling off the walls.

The decks on the rear of the house were sagging and the fake brick exterior was peeling off the walls.

 Inside the home, so much had collapsed or decayed that it seemed nature was taking this building back.

Inside the home, so much had collapsed or decayed that it seemed nature was taking this building back.

 It goes without saying that this house was uninhabitable.

It goes without saying that this house was uninhabitable.

 To gain space in this home, we removed this extra interior staircase and built a staircase into the exterior decks on the back of the house.

To gain space in this home, we removed this extra interior staircase and built a staircase into the exterior decks on the back of the house.

 The new concrete in the upper right of this picture was piped into this basement through a 3 foot wide walkway between this home and the next door neighbors. 

The new concrete in the upper right of this picture was piped into this basement through a 3 foot wide walkway between this home and the next door neighbors. 

 In order to rebuild this exterior wall that had rotted away, we had to put up temporary bracing to prevent the whole building from collapsing - this was scary stuff. 

In order to rebuild this exterior wall that had rotted away, we had to put up temporary bracing to prevent the whole building from collapsing - this was scary stuff.