Home Renovation Without Fear: An interactive talk

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This event is full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send an email to rsvp@cambridgehistory.org. 

Join renovation consultant Bruce Irving, architect John Altobello, interior designer Dee Elms, and general contractor Charlie Allen to learn the best ways to put your project together.

The experts will show you how the team approach saves you time, money, and worry in the renovation of your home, be it historic or not.

When:  Saturday, January 11, 2014, 4:00-6:00 pm
Where:  The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House 159 Brattle Street Cambridge, Mass.

Bruce Irving brings 25 years' experience with houses--including 17 as producer of This Old House--to his work as a Cambridge-based realtor and home renovation consultant.

Cambridge architect John Altobello specializes in home renovation and restoration. A foundation of his work is excellent communication with his clients. Knowing how to listen and understand project goals are key ingredients for a successful outcome.

Dee Elms is a principal of Terrat Elms Interior Design, a leading Boston design firm. In addition to her extensive portfolio of work for clients throughout the Northeast, Dee has also served as interior designer for two recent seasons of This Old House (the Bedford and Cambridge projects).  Dee lives in Cambridge with her husband and two young sons.

Charlie Allen founded Cambridge-based Charlie Allen Renovations in 1978. The award-winning firm specializes in the remodeling and restoration of period homes.  He has served as Chairman of the Board of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Eastern Massachusetts chapter and as President of the Cambridge Historical Society.  Charlie lives in Cambridgeport.