Restoring old buildings aligns naturally with Avesta’s mission and core values and works at the intersection of two community needs: the expansion of affordable housing and the preservation of historic buildings.
Working with architects, engineers, general contractors, historic preservation consultants and subcontractors, and local advocates and elected officials, Avesta has restored a range of properties in Maine and New Hampshire, including former public and parochial schools, a convent, an early 19th century farmhouse, and the home of a Civil War-era industrialist. Most of the properties are on the National Register of Historic Places.
We achieve award-winning restorations through careful research and thoughtful, expert execution. Key architectural details have been maintained where possible to preserve historic features of the buildings.
Avesta is committed to the stewardship of natural and historic resources, and the reuse of existing buildings limits demand for raw materials and impacts on undeveloped land. We have found that combining attention to historic detail with an emphasis on high-quality design and construction creates healthy, energy-efficient homes.