Restoring an aging beauty

Restoring an aging beauty

Original Article appeared in the SFgate.com , Sunday, May 27, 2007


“I didn’t want it,” recalls Vincenzo Signoretti of the dilapidated Dutch Colonial Revival his neighbor offered to sell him. Signoretti, a specialist in historic-home restoration, knew enough to see that the house would be a nightmare to renovate. Built in 1920 for a prosperous attorney, the original single-family home had since been divided into apartments and then “horribly remodeled” into a rooming house. “There were squirrels and birds living inside, and the front door hung off its hinges.” The house didn’t have much going for it — except history. (more…)