Charlie Allen Renovations, Inc.

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HOME RESTORED BY CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS
WINS 2017 DIRECTORS AWARD FROM SOMERVILLE HISTORIC
PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Award is the 9th for the Cambridge-based firm

CAMBRIDGE, MA [May 26, 2017] An 1894 Victorian house in Somerville, badly damaged by fire in December 2014 and then painstakingly restored and renovated by Cambridge-based Charlie Allen Renovations (CAR), has won a Director’s Award from the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission.  It is the 9th project by Charlie Allen Renovations to be recognized by the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission, and its third to receive the SHPC Director’s Award.

Per the commission, the award recognizes “owners of non-historically designated properties who have helped preserve or restore the distinctive architectural features of an older building in Somerville.” Located at 83 Belmont Street, Somerville, the iconic residence was designed by teenage prodigy Thomas Marriott James for his parents.  James would go on to design many notable local buildings, including the Shubert Theatre in Boston.  The award was presented to homeowners Laura de la Torre Bueno and Hayyim Feldman on May 25, 2017.

“We fondly remember all of the homes that we work on but this one, which was a labor of love early in our company history, was particularly special, ”says CAR President Julie Palmer, “We were shocked to learn of the fire, but honored and invigorated by the opportunity to return this majestic house to its glory.”

The process of restoring the home was comprehensive and meticulous. Every piece of moulding in the house was carefully removed, catalogued, thoroughly cleaned, restored, and replaced.  All of the home’s windows had been damaged and needed to be replaced.  Stained glass, stair railings, fireplace mantels, decorative tile, and other original features were all removed and restored or replaced with perfectly matching materials.

Charlie Allen headed the project with CAR project manager Nortoh Alexander. Project partners included Jackson Schillaci Woodworking, master finisher Wayne Towle, Jim Anderson Stained Glass, and Belfor.

We’re so happy to have our home back,” says Laura de la Torre Bueno. “The team at Charlie Allen Renovations and all of the other craftspeople did an extraordinary job. Our house has been perfectly restored and we’re thrilled that the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission has recognized everyone’s hard work and talent.”

Charlie Allen Renovations is an award-winning remodeling firm specializing in the seamless integration of modern amenities into period homes while retaining original period details.  Charlie Allen Renovations combines expert tradespeople and professional project management techniques to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction.

For more information about Charlie Allen Renovations, please call 617/661-7411 or visit www.charlie-allen.com

For press inquiries, please contact Chris Kelly at 617/532-0574 or ckelly@fifthhousepr.com.

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PRESS RELEASES

  May 26, 2017
HOME RESTORED BY CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS 2017 DIRECTORS
AWARD FROM SOMERVILLE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

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  April 14, 2017
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS HIRES
PHILIP BATES AS SALES MANAGER

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  September 15, 2016
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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  February 22, 2013
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP
Julie Palmer named President; Charlie Allen to remain as CEO
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  February 4, 2013
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS RECEIVES 2013 ‘BEST OF HOUZZ’ AWARD
Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated U.S. Professionals
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  November 15, 2011
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (CotY) AWARD
Firm honored for spa-style bath in Cambridge Colonial
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  July 7, 2011
TWO HOUSES RENOVATED BY CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS RECOGNIZED WITH PRESERVATION AWARDS
Awards from Cambridge and Somerville Historic Commissions are the twelfth and thirteenth received by the Cambridge firm
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  January 6, 2010
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS NAMED BEST OF BOSTON 2010 BY BOSTON HOME MAGAZINE
Cambridge firm is region’s Best Restoration Contractor
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  June 1, 2009
REMODELING PROJECT BY CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS 2009 CHC HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD
Award is the 4th for the Cambridge-based firm
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  October 30, 2008
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS PRINCIPALS ACHIEVE AGING-IN-PLACE AND GREEN REMODELER CERTIFICATIONS
Programs from National Association of Home Builders and National Association of the Remodeling Industry Address Growing Demand For Services
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  May 13, 2008
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS NAMED TO REMODELING MAGAZINE’S “BIG 50” LIST
Award recognizes nation’s best remodeling firms
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  January 7, 2008
BATHROOM BY CHARLIE ALLEN
RESTORATIONS NAMED BEST OF
2007 BY BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE

Cambridge room praised for “classically styled yet high
tech” design

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November 13, 2007
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (CotY) AWARD
Cambridge firm receives Gold Award for Residential Interiors
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