About Historic Homes and Neighborhoods
Most people will agree that historic neighborhoods are amazing. They are peaceful, relaxing, and packed full of history and character on their tree-lined streets. Each home is unique, while at the same time uniform to the architectural period in which the neighborhood was developed.
Historic properties are very sought after, and for good reason. They are a part of the history we share as a country, state, and city.
All across the country, different entities protect historic areas, buildings, and landmarks. Historic preservation is an important part of any community, as it improves community spirit and promotes fellowship through a connection founded in the past. Preservation activities encourage stability in the area, increase sales tax revenues, improve property values, and are good for the environment by utilizing existing structures and building materials.
As you drive through a historic district you see will houses that look almost exactly as they did when they were first built. It’s not a coincidence that all these homes are maintained in the same manner. All across the country, different entities protect historic areas, buildings, and landmarks. If you own a historic property in Oklahoma City, you know that the Historic Preservation Districts and the Historic Landmark Overlay Districts preserve places and areas of historical, cultural, architectural, engineering, or archaeological significance throughout the city by developing and implementing the building standards for these neighborhoods.
Historic preservation is an important part of any community, as it improves community spirit and promotes fellowship through a connection founded in the past. Preservation activities encourage stability in the area, increase sales tax revenues, improve property values, and are good for the environment by utilizing existing structures and building materials. Maintaining, renovating, and restoring historic areas also creates skilled jobs.It is an old art, and one that is dying out.
Experts in the Art of Historic Renovation
When you need a historic building renovated in Oklahoma City, turn to the professionals at Prime Construction Services. Our team of contractors is skilled in historic renovations and historic restorations, thanks to our many years of experience in not only maintaining and renovating historic properties, but also adding to existing buildings. This is not an easy task, because of the strict guidelines set forth by the Historical Preservation Commission. We understand the Historical Preservation Commission requirements, and know how to perform work to the required standards. We can also take care of the project approval process by submitting the appropriate documentation for you.
Oklahoma City’s historic districts are unique and distinct, famed for both their large, ornate homes and small, tidy properties. Some historic districts contain hundreds of properties, while others are more quaint. Because homes aren’t built like they used to be, the Historical Preservation Commission’s design guidelines stress the need to preserve original materials that illustrate style and character. From intricately carved moldings to turrets to hand-carved stone fireplaces, many older homes offer a unique charm you can’t find in modern properties.
Prime Construction Services understands the unique traits and distinctiveness that accompany each historic area. As the leading historic property maintenance, renovation, and restoration contractor in Oklahoma City, we will maintain the integrity and enhance the unique qualities of your beautiful, historic home. We understand that a historic home is a unique part of history with a heritage that cannot be duplicated, so it must be maintained to the highest of standards.
During the historic renovation process, we will include you every step of the way, keeping you updated on the progress and if there are any surprises. You are welcome at the job site as often as you would like, provided there are not any hazardous materials or fumes. We also offer a complimentary wifi camera service, so that you can see what is happening while you are away. The cameras are hooked up to the home’s internet, and the project manager and client are the only ones who have the login information. When the job is completed, the login information is permanently deleted and the cameras are removed.
Interested in Buying a Historic Home?
If you do not own a historic home but are interested in buying one, you should know that even historic homes that are not in the best of shape can be great investments. If you’re willing to put in the necessary work required to restore a not-so-charming house, you can bring life back into a property that once stood proudly on the street of this city, and played a part in the unique history of Oklahoma.
That being said, because of their age, historic homes can be more costly to fix and renovate than newer ones. You may find that generations of homeowners have made repairs and additions with varying levels of expertise, and that old walls can hide some big surprises. If you’re thinking about buying a historic home, you need to make sure you hire a contractor that is not only up for the challenge, but able to deliver on their promises. Prime Construction Services has faced almost every challenge that comes with a historic home renovation, and we have overcome each obstacle.
When the restoration is finished, you will be the owner of property that is so much more than just a real estate investment. It will not only be a part of you, but also a part of our collective history. We have been there for many historic renovations and transformations and, quite frankly, we get more than just a sense of accomplishment from a job well done. We also feel a sense of camaraderie with the property owner through a connection to our Oklahoma heritage.
Call Us Today!
If you’re the owner of a historic property in Oklahoma City that is in need of renovation, maintenance, or restoration, give us a call! We will discuss your specific project requirements ideas, and budgets, and start breathing new life into your beautiful historic home!