TATE HOUSE RESTORATION
505 Greensboro Street sits on a pivotal corner lot in the center of the Greensboro Street National Register neighborhood. Built about 1880, the house was the former home of many distinguished Starkville families, but had fallen into disrepair from extreme deferred maintenance and was in commercial use as a day care in a strongly residential neighborhood.
The house became available for purchase in the spring of 2004. As a resident of the neighborhood, the Architect became owner in this project. There was a concern that the house would be demolished (as the house actually sat on two lots) and an attempt for rezoning might be undertaken. The owner had no desire to make the house his home, but rather to ensure that the structure was resurrected for future generations.
From the deteriorated cedar shake roof with 3 layers of asphalt shingles, to the failing masonry piers and rotting roof joists, the structure required a complete rehabilitation before it could become a viable residence. Poor additions to the house were removed, including a bathroom on the front porch and the house was reconfigured for modern living.
SIZE: 2,500 square feet
DATE OF COMPLETION: April 2006
PRINCIPAL: W. Briar Jones, AIA