You would never know, looking at the photo on the left, that this Wenham home had a huge hole in the ceiling, exposing pipes and beams. WORKS believes in attention to detail for every project, large and small; that is why the ceiling is now restored to its original pristine condition. We also made sure that the issues requiring ceiling access were fixed.
The ceiling belongs to a two-story farmhouse built in 1860 and updated with a modern kitchen, family room and other amenities. Similar eighteenth and nineteenth century homes present challenges to homeowners throughout the North Shore of Boston. They want to preserve the unique characteristics of their homes while enjoying a modern lifestyle—as well as improving the safety and structural integrity of the building. Those homeowners know to call WORKS, where our quality workmanship allows history to thrive.
WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis specializes in home restoration and renovation projects on the North Shore of Boston. Fully licensed by the state of Massachusetts (# CS 91245 and HIC # 178604), WORKS has been working for over a decade with homeowners, architects, and interior designers throughout the North Shore, including Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Rowley, Marblehead, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Swampscott, Topsfield, and West Newbury.
Although 4 miles inland from the Atlantic, Wenham is still considered part of the North Shore. The town was probably named by English settlers for a small village in England; the name means “home on the moor.” In the 1800s, its ice industry was so well-known that hotels as far away as London advertised “Wenham Lake ice.” With its well-preserved historic homes, stone walls and surrounding farmlands and lakes, Wenham is a small jewel of New England.