It's the attention to the multiplicity of detail that separates mediocrity from perfection.
New "OLD" Barn - We designed and built this barn to resemble a classic New England barn. Complete with authentic custom sliding doors and transom window. We reduced the scale of the barn by 25% to fit the site's smaller footprint but keep the proportions accurate. The main barn is only 24' x 30'. Attached shop is 14' x 24'. Many people have asked how old the barn was and when it was renovated. They thought it was circa 1884!!
Preparing to hand Plane some new flooring - the first step in replicating a Antique Wide Pine Floor
New Cabinets, Island, Wainscoting and New "OLD" Antiqued Pine floor.
New "OLD" Garden Shed with Old Fashioned details - Custom Doors, 2 over 2 Boston sash and window frames, Classic eave returns, copper 1/2 round gutter and wood clapboards.
Maintenance free AZEK (PVC) rim band and cap @ grade.
Interior of New Garden Shed built with Rough Sawn Lumber to resemble typical outbuildings of days gone buy. Rough Sawn Lumber is 25% larger in dimension than todays' store bought lumber. It presents a robust feeling and looks so much more substantial. Timeless!!
New bank of custom dovetailed drawers. Rock Maple sides and Cherry fronts for a beautiful contrast. The custom spacing of the dovetails makes for a truly handmade look.
Newly renovated bathroom. A custom shower replaced the old circa 1941 bath tub. Carrara marble seat adds comfort with the ease of cleaning. Traditional marble basket weave floor tiles added a timeless look along with the new console sink and polished nickel fixtures by Perrin & Rowe.
Starting with brand NEW material bought from the lumber yard, we reproduced the mantle, beam, flooring, paneling and doors using real antique hand planes and applied special dyes and finishing techniques so that the room would have a very realistic feeling of an 18th century home. We even built the windsor chair and clock! The andirons are from on old building in Aurora Maine. The upholstered chair is from Johnston Benchworks.
Smaller restoration water struck brick from Morin Brick Co. were used for the fireplace. Built by the late Gerry Drake master mason.
New "OLD" house. Reproduction Cape.
Reproduction beams and flooring.
Building New "OLD" window frames in the shop. Boston 2/2 sash being installed in new frames. Very authentic.
Custom bookshelves and fireplace mantel nearing completion.
Custom room divider awaiting the cherry top.
Simple fireplace and surround. Beautiful. Timeless.
Another kitchen nearing completion. Cherry cabinets, quarter sawn white oak flooring.