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New England Farmhouse

This 1808 hand hewn Post and Beam structure has been on our list for a while now.   Due to inadequate site grading and spring activity, the foundation collapsed several times.  Repeated attempts at foundation repairs by prior owners... Read more
28
Jan
2015

Berlin Germany Renovation of unused attic

This project comes at the end of a 20 year effort to bring back this 1906 East Berlin Jugenstile property, some portions of which are showcased earlier in our website.  Since the building is now fully occupied, turning our attention t... Read more
27
Jan
2015

Wedding Dreams

This project comprises so much of why I love what we do, when done properly.  The original structure was built around 1840 as part of a normal Philadelphia subdivision, for that time.  But with subsequent renovations (all done before... Read more
13
Dec
2014

Emergency Brownstone Repair

Given our profession it is quite normal for there to be some need to address emergencies.   We had never had a brownstone emergency, however.  Before the winter arrived in Philadelphia we got a call that a good chunk of brownstone w... Read more
10
Oct
2014

Participate at Auction for one of Berlins last historic Jewels- Die Eisfabrik

The Best and the Worst.   The East and the West.  Freedom.  Yesterday and Forever.   Any sentient human on the globe has a reaction.  These simple words take on special meaning when related to Berlin.  In the battlefields of glob... Read more
25
May
2014

Modern Warm Kitchen

One of the interesting challenges relating to historic homes is the changing social structures over time have created modernization issues for owners.  Kitchens were often in the basements, as servants were the primary users.   Tran... Read more
29
Jun
2013

Custom Iron Work

It was not the largest job of 2011, but it was one of the more interesting.  We turned a garage on the premises into a fabrication shop and designed and created a fence with a look and quality more fitted to the house than possible wi... Read more
01
Aug
2011
29
Sep
2010

Combine 2 floors into 1 large bi-level condo in NYC

10 years ago we completed a renovation of a single story condo in NYC for a great young couple.  After some time (and a beautiful child) it was just to small.  We returned to incorporate a lower unit purchased into one large bi-level... Read more
04
Feb
2010

Design and execute custom carved glass table

Our Table follows the myth of wine and cultivation. Telling the story of Dionysus and Demeter. Of Drama and Pleasure. Of Love and Despair.... Read more
13
Oct
2009
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