“I look forward to heightening awareness of Family Support to our new Gaston neighbors, such as hospitals, nonprofits, sober living homes, treatment centers, etc., and continue to encourage family members to join us at our weekly meetings.”
– Diane Brooks, Board Liaison for our Family Support Group

4513 Gaston Avenue – November and December Highlights

  • Exterior: Our new parking area and driveway have been poured!
  • Interior: Trim work is completed, light fixtures are being installed, and painting is almost finished.
  • Wall of Hope: With the brick campaign closed, construction has officially begun.

November and December Progress

Outside, the construction team has completed some major site work, including the pouring of our new back porch, parking area, and driveway. The work continues as the team installs steel handrails and the security gate blocking off the back of the property.

In November, we announced that new alumnae will get to sign the Wall of Hope – a deeply meaningful opportunity for women in our recovery community that honors the tradition that began at our original home on Redwood Circle. Construction has begun and we are so excited to see this portion of the project come to life. We can’t wait to admire all the messages of hope and freedom once the wall is complete.

Landscaping will add such life to the exterior and we expect work to begin in early 2021.

Inside, the construction team has been working diligently to complete all trim work throughout the house. The detail a­round the windows and doors honor this historic home’s character and integrity while creating a beautiful and joyful space.
French gray cabinets are complemented by creamy white walls and trim, making the space feel warm and bright – a sign that interior painting is almost complete. Installation of light fixtures, chosen by Christian Walker Design, add historical charm and beauty to each room. It’s a dream come true!

More Info

If you are interested in seeing the new space in person or would like additional information on construction progress, please contact Kate Dorff at katedorff@magdalenhouse.org.

For real-time updates on construction progress and FAQs, please visit: magdalenhouse.org/newhome

November and December Snapshots

We’re getting so close!

The driveway and parking area are set.

The entryway is glowing with that fresh coat of primer!

Before and after the paint primer. Can you believe that detail on the post?

The evolution of the built-ins in the Family Room.

Kitchen cabinets are in the process of being painted.

Left: Cabinets in the Admin Office before painting
Right: Painted with lighting fixtures being added.

The coffered ceilings really pop now that they’re painted!


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