Nelson Lumber Construction was awarded the 2019 Quiet Award as part of the William F. Brown Awards for significant contribution to historical preservation in Everett, Washington.
The award was granted for the rehabilitation of the protected property at 2108 Rucker. The historic home was renovated down to the foundation and studs while preserving its architectural heritage and original ornate wood work. Windows, doors, trim and much of the original beveled glass work was restored and integrated into the final project. Both the attic (which required raising the roof) and basement were converted to apartments and increase usable space by 75%.
Alternative dwelling units (ADU’s) or micro units were constructed above the car port providing affordable housing with water and maintain views. The project was financed by Pacific Crests Bank with permanent financing by CBRE and architect was Millennium Design in Mt. Vernon. The home was one of the last blighted properties on Rucker Ave and is now recognized as one of the most beautiful.