More than any job our company
has done in eleven years of business, this one required
us to be the most resourceful in locating and working
closely with top quality craftsmen to meet the client's
needs and expectations.
The project was for a repeat customer on Capitol Hill
who is an architect. He scoped out much of the project
development before having us do the working drawings.
Much of the challenge in the job dealt with returning
the 115 year old house from 4 units to a single family
The client’s specific
requirements and how we met them:
Renovate with primary emphasis on historic and architectural
To achieve this most
of the trim in the property had to be replaced with
custom milled trim to match existing.
Eight windows had to be re-created to match original
ones that we were able to restore. They were
custom made to match, using single pane glass and weights
and pulleys. The 9” crown molding and medallions
were re-created in plaster to match original pieces
we found above a dropped ceiling. The new molding was
made on site by one of our workers who has over 12
years experience with a company specializing in plaster
fabrication and restoration (see photo). The owner
took special effort to locate several old
scroll radiators for the main rooms and over a dozen restored and reproduction
light fixtures that helped give the property the desired
old world charm.