Restoring The Buckeye
In the Spring of 2017, Doug and Bobbie Boyer embarked on a path to save a piece of Clyde history. The home at 203 West Buckeye Street needed a lot of love and attention. According to Doug, the two things that attracted him to the home was a land marker in the front yard describing a presidential visit and the dining room ceiling. The ceiling is the only thing that remains unchanged from the original home.
The restoration included building six bathrooms and a new kitchen complete with a butler’s pantry dressed in tile work reminiscent of the era in which the home was built. Replacing 100% of the electric meant installing nearly a mile of wiring. Rebuilding the back half of the house from the inside out uncovered fire damage that likely occurred in the 1920’s. The home now has two new air conditioners and furnaces with all new duct work to ensure our future guests stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Every inch of flooring, plumbing, plaster, and drywall was restored or replaced to create a beautiful foundation for the Victorian era style and color palette. Every inch of woodwork was refinished or replaced to match the aged trim. On the outside, the driveway was rebuilt; exterior paint and repairs were completed; new grass sod, landscaping, front steps, wheelchair ramp, and roofing were rebuilt.
This renovation was completed with dedication and hard work of over 100 men and women. Our woodworkers, painters, and carpenters worked on the home for over two years. These workers displayed a level of mastery rarely seen in today's trades.
We hope you are blessed by our work revealing the splendor of this magnificent home built in the 1890s.
Workers on the Buckeye
Let us know if you are looking for any of our master craftsman.
Send an email to FamilyHomes@buckeyerestaurant.com if you would like the contact information for our workers.
Master Carpenter - Ferman Yoder / Yoder Traditions
Paint & Stain - Brian Onko (Exterior), Bryan & Kristin Johnson (stain & Interior), Tim Treen (interior), Kris Wott (wall paper), Bill Gassett (Painter/Poet/Pastor)
Concrete, Construction, Tile -Byron Bouyack / Bouyack Home Services
Kitchen Design & Cabinets - Cornerstone Cabinets
Electric - G. R. Gill Electric, Julius Roth
Plumbing - Rick Evans Plumbing
HVAC - Gundlach Sheet Metal and HVAC
Drywall - Charles Milford
Others we loved having their help:
Clyde High School - No one better at carrying 500 lb appliances than our State Champion Football Team
Glenna Stout Accounting
Travis Mayer Architect