We are restoring the front door and a window of an antebellum solid brick house in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The house is called Barleywood, and it is a beautiful Greek Revival home; still quite original. The door and window construction are still sound and...read more
Last week, I posted these pictures on Instagram of a repointing project at Saint Andrews Church in Roanoke. Our masonry partner, Dominion Traditional, is doing the work. The church has not been repointed in over 120 years, and the original lime based pointing is due...read more
Ever since visiting Yunnan province, in China, I keep thinking about all the long lasting materials they were using. In China, all of the buildings were built with traditional materials: stone, plaster, tile, and wood. (The modern high rises and mediterranean style...read more
Beijing: My visit to China took me into The Forbidden City. Completed in 1420, it was the seat of Chinese dynastic power for 500 years. The buildings are beautiful and were constructed with the very best craftsmanship. My focus turned to the clay tile roofing. ...read more
About 10 years ago, I took a trip to England to see my former boss, Ian Stalker. One of my goals was to see the construction methods, materials, and architecture used in Yorkshire. Ian took me to see cathedrals and houses, from Ripon to York, and north to Hadrian’s...read more
This summer we are planning to re-erect a Chinese house in Jefferson County, WV. Built in 1989, this beautiful house is a traditional Chinese timber frame, with rammed earth exterior walls. A clay tile roof caps if off. This interesting house, built with skilled...read more
Recent experience with new homes… Recently, we were retained to do finish work for some new home builders in our area. One was a kitchen project, and the other was a window and door installation. The typical new construction approach in the US, which is the cheapest...read more
Have you ever wondered why it seems that old houses last as long as they do, when new houses 10 or 15 years old seem to be falling apart? Or to think about it more specifically, why your new windows are rotting after 5 or 10 years? Why when the wind blows do you end...read more
These historic building restoration jobs are wonderful in that we often work with architects, and sweat the historic details, including hand made nails and historic hardware, hand scraped woodwork, blown window glass, to give just a sampling of our authentic...read more
Have you visited the Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in Purcellville? You can check out our renovation, restoration and construction handiwork as you enter Loudoun County's first (legal!) distillery since before Prohibition! Our Statement of Quality If you select...read more
We designed this lovely wine table based on a traditional French wine table. It is bleached walnut, with a hand rubbed oil finish. This is the first piece of our furniture line launch, with tables and desks to follow. All of our furniture will be solid wood;...read more
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