Renovating historic homes in Alameda
We have been entranced by a few Alameda homes lately that are historic and also in need of huge amounts of updating. I am not naive about the costs and amount of time needed to renovate 19th century houses, but I am curious how it works with regard to permitting and historic preservation requirements in Alameda. Is it very, very difficult to turn a shabby old painted lady into a lovely modern family home? Are there design/build companies that specialize in navigating the reviews/approvals processes? Curious to learn more about how it all works and if it's staggeringly difficult and time-consuming.