New, Old Homes

New, old homes.  It is a meaningless juxtaposition, yet everyone understands.  It is difficult to define the particular feeling that you get when sitting in front of an old hearth.  Or walking into a whitewashed room.  Or when admiring the proportions of a steeply pitched slate roof.  High foundations, proper flashings, quality materials, well executed carpentry work.  That is our focus.  If you would like to build a new house with old features and charm, we are looking for a partnership in the spring or summer of 2019.

Vintage has been preserving historic buildings for more than two decades; it is not the easy and predictable end of the construction business.  Old buildings have so many surprises; they teach methods in both success and failure.  (link to article: Why Old Houses Last Longer Than New Houses)  If you pay attention, old buildings teach us a lot.  The craftsmen who built the  buildings that have lasted used successful materials and building methods.  The success of materials and building methods is always related to water and rot.  Virginia has aggressive decay conditions.  Our Virginia bacteria, fungi, and insects are always looking for an opening, and if we build creating wet conditions, wood becomes food.  If kept high and dry, and usually below 15% moisture content, wood is not food.  That is the premise when using wood as a building material.

Please see our capabilities page to get a sense for what we do.  As a thumbnail sketch, I will advocate to build a quality and long lasting house.  We are specialists in traditional materials: stone, brick, stucco, slate, tile, plaster, stone, copper.  Along with period accurate millwork to fit your design.  We have 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.

Our Specialties

  • 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


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