New Home Construction
There is a particular feeling that arises when sitting in front of an old hearth, or walking into a whitewashed room, that is hard to define. Here at Vintage we admire the building materials and methods that were used to build those historic rooms, which create that sense. The proportions of a steeply pitched slate roof, high foundations, proper flashings, quality materials, and well executed carpentry work are all admirable to us and to our clients. Our clients are astute homeowners who appreciate these old building methods and quality materials as much as we do.
At Vintage, we build new homes with both modern aspects and old details — well blended. If you hire Vintage, we will incorporate old building styles and quality materials, and advocate for you to build a structure that will stand the test of time.
Vintage has been preserving historic buildings for more than two decades and we have learned much from them. Old buildings have so many surprises; they teach us successful building methods as well as methods that have failed over the life of a home. (link to article: Why Old Houses Last Longer Than New Houses). We learn from the mistakes and successes of our predecessors, and consequently use building methods and materials that pass the time test. These methods and materials have proven their quality and success.
The success of materials and building methods is usually related to water and rot. Here in Virginia we have aggressive decay conditions. Our Virginia bacteria, fungi, and insects are always looking for food, and if a home is built in a manner that creates wet conditions, then the home becomes a food source. If a home is correctly built so it is kept high and dry, usually below 15% moisture content, then the home is not food. That is the premise when using wood as a building material. Vintage only builds quality and long-lasting houses that can withstand Virginia’s environmental challenges.
Please see our capabilities page to get a sense for what we do. We are specialists in traditional materials: stone, brick, stucco, slate, tile, plaster, stone, copper; along with period-accurate millwork to fit your design.
Vintage has a workshop in an old produce building in Winchester, Virginia where we make custom trim, doors, windows, and any other millwork necessary to support our projects. We do all of this to control quality, and to sweat the details. Please pay us a visit!
Feel free to email me or call to discuss. My number is 540-545-8880. Additionally, we can help with the design phase, thinking through the site and architecture, all the way to the furniture and finishes.
Our Statement of Quality
If you select Vintage Building, you’ll get craftsmen unmatched for the superior result we are able to provide.
Meticulous and steadfast, we are unwavering in quality.
- Historic Restoration
- Historic Preservation
- New Construction
- Home Renovation
- Period Carpentry
- Millwork-Custom & Replica
- Custom Cabinetry
- Custom Furniture
Get in Touch
600 North Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601