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 suite, and a full basement. The existing home was completely reconfigured to accommodate the needs of the owners, including new bathrooms, second floor laundry, a guest suite, and additional storage spaces.

 

The new kitchen and bar are equipped with custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, and a large island with a combination of marble and butcherblock countertops. The mudroom has custom lockers and a partial height shower for cleat and dog washing. Upstairs, the primary suite has custom cabinets and vanity, a large walk-in marble shower with rain head, and custom closet systems. Multiple French doors open to the bluestone patio with butler stone walls. New Andersen A series windows and doors were installed throughout the existing home and addition.

 

The roof was replaced with a DaVinci composite cedar shake roof system, and all of the siding was replaced with James Hardie fiber cement lap siding, maintaining the character of the original home.

 

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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

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