“It was a labor of love”: Transforming a local home

Renovation work at 617 St. Peter Street has recently been completed.

Renovations at 617 St. Peter Street

Located between the historic Meredith House and the new home of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia sits 617 St. Peter Street. The MacTyler Development Corp recently completed restoration and renovation work on the home.

617 St. Peter Street before and after renovation work.

617 St. Peter Street before and after renovation work. Photos by Brandy Brubaker and Katie Demeria.

The MacTyler Development Corporation purchased the home from Historic Richmond in early 2014. The general contractor was Ark Construction & Development.

From Richmond BizSense:

Before its purchase, it had sat mostly vacant for around five years. The chimney had caved into the back of the house, and the front porch had nearly fallen away, Glavé said.

“The back was hanging on by a thread,” he said. “It was pretty much toast.”

MacTyler managed to save the home’s many historic features, including its Victorian-style front porch’s elaborate scrollwork, details on the staircase, and intricately designed trim on the mantles.

“It was a labor of love,” Glavé said.

Read more about the renovation at 617  St. Peter Street here and here.

Top images by Brandy Brubaker.

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