Major Renovations

Are you outgrowing your house or have dreams about what could be possible? An addition or major renovation can completely transform your home and the way you live in it.

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Featured Major Renovations

RUXTON TRANSFORMATION

The transformation of this 1913 Ruxton home is one of the most substantial projects that Greenleaf Construction has completed to date. Greenleaf craftsmen collaborated with Mark Mobley Architecture and Landscaping Creative Ways to bring this family’s dream home to life.   The expansive two-story addition includes a gourmet kitchen, mudroom, family room, second story primary […]

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HISTORIC MT. WASHINGTON KITCHEN AND ADDITION

In this collaboration with Mark Mobley Architecture and Red Head Design, Greenleaf craftsmen renovated this historic 1897 home in Mt. Washington to suit the needs of a growing family and create spaces where family and friends could come together.   The existing kitchen area underwent major structural renovations including the rebuilding of the old stone […]

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MID-CENTURY OUTDOORS

One of the things we love about mid-century homes is how their long, sweeping horizontal lines can make the rooms with tall ceilings more dramatic. Architect Laurie Stubb, owner of Place Architecture, was able to capture the essence of this existing mid-century home through her design of the covered porch. The 70’ long structure spans […]

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18TH CENTURY HOME

The interior of this Federal-style stone farmhouse from the late 1700s was renovated by Greenleaf to include a new kitchen, laundry room, front room, and 2 bathrooms. This is the oldest house we have ever worked in, and the process was more like an archeological dig than a typical remodeling project. As we peeled back […]

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PIKESVILLE INTERIOR RENOVATION

In this renovation of a newer home in Pikesville, we teamed up with Redhead Design to dramatically transform the interior space of the first floor. Our first task was to remove a wall and connect the new kitchen to the rear sunroom to allow natural light to flow into the space. We removed the existing […]

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SECOND STORY SUITE ADDITION

Greenleaf craftsmen collaborated with PDJ Architects to create this elegant second-story suite including a full bathroom, dressing area, and sitting room with a vaulted ceiling. Custom shelves, cabinetry, and a window seat make the space cozy yet mature for a teenager to do homework and also hang out with friends. The bathrooms feature custom vanities, […]

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MT. WASHINGTON MODERN ADDITION AND RENOVATION

Greenleaf was honored to be invited back into this home to complete a second renovation.   A collaboration with Ziger Snead Architects and Design By Color, the team created a Scandinavian-modern style family room addition with Japanese shou-sugi ban siding and soaring rooflines with deep tapered soffits.  The family room features a tile floor with […]

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SILO POINT RENOVATION

This stunning two-story condo in Silo Point was designed by Marci Lief and completely renovated by Greenleaf craftsmen. The kitchen features custom cabinetry with a bar area, retractable outlets and hood, custom metal shelving, and quartz countertops and backsplash. New lighting includes recessed lights with square trim and sleek Sonneman hanging fixtures. We reconfigured the […]

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WHOLE HOUSE FACELIFT

After these Monkton homeowners sought an update for their existing home exterior, Greenleaf worked to not only improve the façade of their exterior but also improve the year-round comfort of their home with a deep energy retrofit. Rigid foam insulation was installed on each exterior wall to insulate and seal the house, and prefinished James […]

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WRITER’S RETREAT

Nestled into the tree canopy, this private, mid-century style home was completely renovated by Greenleaf craftsmen for two writers based on vision and designs from Place Architecture. We enlarged existing window openings and installed all new Marvin windows. A tri-folding Marvin door opens up to connect the new screened porch addition with the sunroom. By […]

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POPLAR HILL KITCHEN ADDITION

The Greenleaf team worked closely with SM&P Architects in the renovation and kitchen addition to this home in the Poplar Hill neighborhood.   The project began with the challenging task of creating a 22’ opening in the rear masonry wall of the house while supporting a slate mansard and second floor above. Our carpenters installed […]

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RUXTON RENOVATION

This whole-house renovation in Ruxton was a collaboration between the client, EMF Design, and Greenleaf Construction. The kitchen was completely transformed with a reconfigured layout, all new cabinetry, quartz countertops, backsplash, luxury appliances, new lighting, and a new wet bar. We completely renovated all the bathrooms in the home. The most dramatic update was combining […]

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MONKTON KITCHEN ADDITION

In this farmhouse, kitchen designer Pat Caufield worked closely with Greenleaf craftsmen and the owner to build a new kitchen addition to replace an existing dark, low-ceilinged, and disconnected kitchen addition. Second Chance deconstructed the existing kitchen, and materials were donated for reuse. In its place, we built a new kitchen addition featuring a tall, […]

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THE CLOISTERS AT CHARLES

Soaring 20′ tall ceilings are just one of the defining features at this residence in the Cloisters at Charles. Greenleaf craftsmen were able to remove massive structural walls throughout the house to create an open and dramatic floorplan. We improved almost every room and detail in the home, including a new primary suite, new bathrooms, […]

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MEADOWOOD RENOVATION

This whole-house renovation was a successful collaboration of design and construction between Greenleaf craftsmen and Analogue Design, with interior design and decorating by the client. We upgraded almost every room in this home, including an expanded kitchen, built-in cabinetry, a basement renovation, three bathroom renovations, four bedrooms, an office, a laundry and mudroom, and a […]

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TOWSON KITCHEN ADDITION

Greenleaf Construction is fortunate to have a long history of building for architects, designers, and engineers for their own homes. This single-story addition was brought to life with the design and vision of two architects for their own home: Khanh Uong of Design Develop and Dana Tharrett of JP2 Architects.   The addition now houses […]

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THE WARRINGTON CONDO RENOVATION

Built in 1928, The Warrington is one of the grand condominium buildings in Baltimore. Working in this building requires a degree in both historic renovations and puzzle solving. This full condo renovation involved a complete restructuring of the primary suite and bathroom, guest suite and bathroom, and kitchen to open up the space and bring […]

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MT. WASHINGTON RENOVATION

Greenleaf craftsmen teamed up with designer Marci Lief for the first-floor renovation of this historic home in Mt. Washington. The first floor was gutted and reframed for a new layout to include a kitchen with a walk-in pantry, playroom, powder room, laundry area, and dining room – all with new site-finished oak floors and new […]

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OLD COURT ROAD

This split-level home on Old Court Rd. was built in the 1950s and featured state-of-the-art technology of that time period. The house was heated by radiant water pipes in the floors and plaster ceilings, and the lighting was run through low-voltage transformers. 60 years later as those systems started to fail, our craftsmen rewired the […]

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ST. JAMES CONDO RENOVATION

Greenleaf craftsmen worked with designer Marci Lief to renovate this condo at the St. James and create a beautiful new space. Accessibility was improved by widening and moving doorways, moving walls, adding recessed lights, and working with contrasting colors and textures. We expanded and outfitted bathrooms with spacious showers, floating stone benches, and decorative grab […]

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GLASS FLOOR HOUSE

This two-story addition to a row home in Federal Hill was completed by Greenleaf craftsmen and features a light-filled cantilevered second-floor primary suite and first-floor kitchen and dining room. Ziger Snead Architects designed the space to capture the maximum amount of natural light through clerestory windows which is filtered through an open wall concept, glass […]

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RUXTON SUNROOM

This sunroom addition was designed and built to create additional conditioned space for the owner’s children to play in. The original screened-in porch and concrete slab were completely removed while the roof was kept in place and structurally supported during construction. We poured a new slab underneath, framed new walls, and rebuilt the roof deck […]

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MID-CENTURY RENOVATION

This renovation was for the personal mid-century home of architect and designer Eli Northen with EN Architects. Working with EN Architects, Greenleaf craftsmen transformed the home into a more contemporary and light-filled oasis.

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MONTGOMERY STREET RENOVATION

This Federal Hill renovation was designed by architect Marty Marren. Greenleaf craftsmen removed interior walls to completely open the space and connected a living room, kitchen, and dining room to an exterior ipe deck with a full NanaWall folding door system. The NanaWall doors allow the back wall to open out onto the ipe deck […]

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PIKESVILLE MID-CENTURY MODERN

The renovation of this mid-century modern home was envisioned and designed by Place Architecture and brought to life by Greenleaf craftsmen.   The project began with major infrastructure work underneath the existing floors where new plumbing lines and HVAC ducts were channeled to run underneath the new concrete floors. We removed and reconfigured walls to […]

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BOLTON HILL CONTEMPORARY RENOVATION

Driven by the owner’s vision and design, Greenleaf craftsmen transformed this Bolton Hill townhome into a contemporary space to align with the owner’s lifestyle.   We reconfigured walls on the first floor to open up access to the kitchen and family room, allowing light to flow throughout the home. A new kitchen was created with […]

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PRIMARY SUITE ADDITION IN ROLAND PARK

In this second-story primary suite addition, we built a luxurious bathroom over an existing first floor den, accessed through a new opening into the primary bedroom. Architect Elizabeth Nook with Revolve Design was able to integrate historical elements with the new construction. We replicated or restored historic trim, doors, and flooring and integrated a standing […]

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COCKEYSVILLE PORTICO ADDITION

The portico – a simple addition that dramatically changes the face of your home. This project included an arched ceiling, crown moulding, and raised panel columns built from Versatex composite trim. The result is a completely transformed and beautiful home exterior.

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Testimonials

The Greenleaf team are top-notch craftsmen who are highly attentive to quality and take the time and care to do things right. Beautiful work.

Smith – Terraces

Neighborhood: Mt. Washington

As an engineer, I truly appreciated Greenleaf’s attention to detail, their understanding of construction theory, and their willingness to take the time to do it right. And the dog? Well, I think he is still heartbroken over the absence of the crew that was willing to throw the Frisbee for him.

Earlbeck Residence

Neighborhood: Monkton

I cannot say enough good things about Greenleaf, George and Derrick. They were a complete pleasure to work with from start to finish. Extremely responsive, very honest and professional, and fantastic work. They kept to the schedule, and I really appreciated their input on several decisions – what was worth spending money on and where we could save costs. I was sad when the job was over that we wouldn’t get to see them anymore! I will absolutely use them for any future renovations, and strongly recommend them without reservation.

Williamson/Travieso Residence

Neighborhood: Mt. Washington

We recently completed a renovation of the back wing of our home with Greenleaf, and we are thrilled with the results. The renovation process is difficult under any circumstances, especially when you are living in the house, but Randy, our lead carpenter, took very good care of us and was extremely patient even when we were frustrated. Greenleaf does meticulous work, and our designer, Marci Lief, was terrifically creative, transforming some difficult spaces into gems.

Sheff Residence

Neighborhood: Roland Park

I found Greenleaf Construction to be a reliable, knowledgeable, and cost-conscious roof deck construction company. They knew the best materials and had the carpentry skills to do the job the right way.

The Nyweide Residence

Neighborhood: Bolton Hill

Greenleaf replaced our large, 2-story city deck with a very attractive, sturdy, composite deck. Every step was done professionally, from an initial thorough meeting with their team to plan the process with our lifestyle in mind and continued with excellent work habits of the carpenters and supervisors. The site was left neat and clean each day, and work commenced and was completed on schedule. I would recommend them for any home improvement project.

Martin Residence

Neighborhood: Federal Hill

Professional master bathroom renovation. Great job and fair price. Stayed within budget and no extras. I would recommend George Brown to anyone.

Berman Residence

Neighborhood: Lutherville

Very professional job – skilled craftsmen for all aspects of the job – good communication during the job on status and any issues that arose.

The Codd Residence

Neighborhood: Ruxton

We hired Greenleaf for a complete remodel of our home including kitchen, bathrooms, and removing walls to create an open architecture. George Brown and his team did an exceptional job, exceeding our expectations. Our project manager, Derrick, was professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. Casey, our lead carpenter, was meticulous, down to the last detail. We appreciated the integrity and skill demonstrated by the entire team. We also were impressed with the creativity they brought to the project and that they worked hard to keep the scope within our budget. Highly recommended!

Armstrong Residence

Neighborhood: The Cloisters

We are so thrilled with how everything turned out!! We can’t thank you all enough for making this house the home that we were hoping for!!!

Martin Residence

Neighborhood: Ruxton

Our Approach to Major Renovations

We Make Big Projects Easy

The talented craftsmen at Greenleaf pay careful attention to every detail, setting us apart from other residential remodelers. We work with a wide range of architects and designers to ensure your addition or renovation integrates naturally into your home, and we can recommend someone who’d be the best fit for your project.

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  • 01. Understand what’s driving the project for you.
    What problem(s) are we trying to solve? What’s most important to you? What do you want your experience of the finished space to be?
  • 02. Align scope and budget through an iterative process in partnership with you and the design team.
    Our deep experience and thorough documentation help us eliminate as many later surprises as possible.
  • 03. Finalize plans and design. Assemble the best team and materials for your project and answer as many questions as possible before we begin physical work.
  • 04. Perform the physical work on site as efficiently and with as little disruption as possible, while guiding you through the entire process.
  • 05. Provide follow-up consultation and any needed warranty service.

FAQ

Can we live in our house during the renovation?

It depends on the scale of the renovation, what spaces are affected, and your personal situation. We are well accustomed to working in occupied homes, containing our work within safe barriers, minimizing disruption as much as possible, and helping set up accommodations such as a temporary kitchen space.

How long will my project take?

We get that the job duration is a key consideration for our clients. We begin discussing an estimated duration early in the process and continue that conversation through regular updates throughout the project. In addition, we work hard well before we start our physical work on site to arrange permits, materials, and coordinate our trade partners so that once we do start, we are able to move through the project as efficiently as possible.

Do I need an architect or designer for my major renovation/addition?

Additions definitely require an architect to prepare plans for permit applications, so you know what you’re getting, and we know what to build. Large-scale renovations typically require either an architect or designer for the same reasons. Smaller renovations such as a kitchen or bathroom can definitely benefit from hiring a designer, but if you are confident in making your own selections and design decisions, it’s less necessary. We work with a wide range of architects and designers and can refer someone we think would be the best fit for you and your home.

Can you take care of other projects while you’re here?

Yes! This comprises two categories: miscellaneous projects on your list and long-term plans for the house. Resolving miscellaneous projects is a key part of our commitment to transforming your experience of your home. Keeping long-term goals and projects in mind helps us to plan our work now to maximize the efficiency of those long-term projects. It’s helpful for us to know about your additional plans and projects early in our process so that we can plan our work most efficiently.

Do you have experience working in older/historic homes?

Yes, lots. Since 2007, a large portion of our work has been in older and historic homes in the Baltimore area. Our team is very experienced with plaster, irregular framing, antiquated wiring (e.g., knob and tube), tile mortar beds, historic masonry, wood windows, custom trim, and other challenges of older homes. Creative problem solving is often needed to integrate modern systems and building code with historic construction and character.

Do you work in my area?

We work in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to the north of the City.

Can we (re)move a wall?

Yes, it’s just a cost/benefit calculation. We move/remove walls in many of our projects, working with a structural engineer and installing structural wood and steel members in wood and masonry walls.

I’ve never done a renovation before. Can you help me through the process?

Absolutely! We have many years of experience working with homeowners renovating for the first time, and we love guiding our clients through the process. From helping to define the scope and budget through guiding you on what to expect at every step through advice on post-project maintenance, we’re your partners on a journey that will transform your experience of your home.

Can you help with City/County and historic permitting?

Yes, definitely; we work with Baltimore City and County and CHAP permitting all the time and are happy to help. HOA/condo association approvals and/or MHT applications would be your responsibility, if applicable.

Our Promise To You

Our team is devoted to turning your vision into reality, guiding you through every step of the construction or remodeling process with personalized attention. Choose us and experience a partnership that goes beyond construction — it’s a lasting commitment to you and your home.