Alex Egmont started building his own business four years ago. Heirloom Builders is a comprehensive contracting firm, helping clients build their dream homes. From framing to custom cabinetry, they do it all.
With over 35 years experience, Egmont and Heirloom builders are able to help advise clients in the right direction. Dedicated to quality craftsmanship, Egmont & Heirloom Builders work hard to create spaces their clients love.
New England is home to an abundant amount of Victorian homes, many of which are in need of restoring. Heirloom Builders has been working with a home like this for three years. This Ipswich home was built in 1900. In it’s lifetime it has seen three owners and the switch from horse drawn carriages to the modern automobile. The new homeowners would like to restore it to it’s original glory, and that is Egmont’s task. “Our goal with this project has been to replace outdated systems while keeping the house looking exactly the same,” he said.
Guided with the knowledge and style preserved in old photos, glimpses of history are coming alive. All along the front of the home, the windows have been replaced and recently double french doors have been re-installed. Egmont told us, “The Marvin windows look just like the originals only better and more energy efficient. In concert with the windows we have had custom milled woodwork to match the original in the house. We have also installed a modern hvac system that we integrated seamlessly into the house. It allowed us to control the humidity and stabilize the beautiful original woodwork.”
Preserving the history of this home is a labor of love for Egmont, “We are very fortunate to have clients who appreciate and want high quality work and products. We use Grand Banks to supply our clients with the highest quality products and a service that far exceeds our expectations and theirs.”
Heirloom Builders preserve and create fine homes in Cape Ann, whether it’s returning turn of the century homes to their original glory or building your dream home from scratch. Egmont and his crew are able to help you turn the space of your dreams into reality.
The following is a true story, adapted from a 1921 edition of the American Journal of Ophthalmology...