RHP Construction Saves One of St. Louis’ Rare Historical Homes

Family owned construction company saves one of the remaining three examples of Greek revival architecture in St. Louis. The home, known as the Peter Jacobs home, was listed as one of 11 most endangered buildings in St. Louis area.

RHP Construction Saves One of St. Louis’ Rare Historical Homes
St. Louis, MO, January 23, 2007 --(PR.com)-- RHP Construction, a St. Louis family owned construction and home remodeling company has recently completed restoring one of three St. Louis’ rare examples of Greek revival architecture. The home was originally built around 1860 is located at 7016 Michigan. Known as the Peter Jacobs home, it was listed as one of 11 most endangered buildings in the St. Louis area in 2005 by the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

In 2001 the building suffered a massive electrical fire that consumed an old addition and much of the left side of the home. In danger of being completely destroyed, this four bedroom two story home was totally renovated. The renovation included interior and exterior walls, woodwork, moldings, castings, cabinets, staircases, windows and basically every element of the home. RHP Construction’s new Website at http://www.rhpconstruction.com shows several before and after photographs of the home in the historical restoration section of the site. The featured project section of the site shows photographs of the renovated home.

RHP Construction paid careful attention to the details of the home while also updating it with modern conveniences such as being wired for the latest technologies, walk-in closets, and large master bathroom with a separate jet tub and an oversized walk-in shower with frameless glass walls. Wood floors, rich moldings, 10-foot first floor ceilings, new double-hung windows and a 6-foot wide center hardwood staircase enhance the home’s living spaces.

The kitchen has an oversized granite island with overhang for barstools. It has large granite working surfaces and plenty of cabinet space provided by the rich Cordova maple cabinets. The wall cabinets alternate between 36 and 42 heights to accentuate the ceiling heights.

Scott Rachelski, his sister Stacy and her husband Trent Hamm founded the company in 2000. The first initial of their two last names were used to form the RH in RHP. The P stands for properties. Two years later Scott and Stacy’s parents, Andy and Mary Rachelski joined the firm.

The company first started with restoring homes that where damaged by fire or water. They expanded to buying and renovating houses, which were then sold or rented and later to home remodeling. Word quickly spread that the company is reliable, produces excellent work, on time and on budget. Clients are located throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Jefferson County and areas in Illinois.

RHP Construction has restored and renovated several historical homes. Renovation of these homes must comply with the City, State and Federal guidelines in preservation. Renovation must match the original piece and style of the time of the building's original era.

The home on Michigan is currently for sale and has 10-year Tax Abatement. Taxes will not be more than $234 per year

For more details on the home and pictures see the company’s new Web site at http://www.rhpconstruction.com The Website was created by ePlus Marketing, a full services Internet marketing company based in St. Louis.

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