From 2005 to 2008 I led the renovation and expansion of a Washington, DC home that effectively doubled its original surface area of 1,200 square feet. The project was carried out by a small team of subcontractors consistent with my design specifications and most of the finish carpentry work was my own. The back of the home was extended to create additional space in the basement, a large living room on the ground level and an office on the second floor. The original living room was converted into a library and basement was transformed into a spacious guest room. A sun room was later added to the extended first floor and the front and back yards were landscaped into drought gardens
Since the renovation was completed, the market value of the home has been appraised by the DC municipality at more than 50 percent its 2003 purchase price.