We once restored a late 1700’s home in Orange, Va.
I had never seen a house design like this before, nor have I since.
Stately and proud, she is.
We replaced the siding on this house with meticulously replicated materials and painted it in it’s exact original color.
We scraped old paint off of things. We carefully patched holes. We re-glued and re-nailed things that were loose.
The owner of this home was a pleasant, private, fellow… one who requested that a minimum of photos be taken, so I’ll stop today with this one.
This historic restoration in comparison to most of my other projects was routine. Everything went smoothly, no great tales of conquering adversity to share. We simply showed up to a mess of a home, and left with one ready to take on the next couple of centuries.
Originally posted 2015-05-19 13:59:57.