Working with older homes gives me the opportunity to re-use architectural elements such as mantels, newels, interior and exterior trim. Some are from salvage yards, some re-purposed elements from another part of a house and some swaps between projects . I find
the insertion of these unique and often historic features inevitably enhance the new construction.
The brackets on the sides of the columns are Victorian era, salvage wooden brackets . The
corbel under the pediment is brand new, made of Ureathaine foam.
This marble fireplace surround was salvaged from a bedroom. It now encloses a gas fireplace in a new family room in the rear of the house.
Because the original newel had been lost to an earlier remodeling, the owner and I went to a salvage yard in New Hampshire and found this one. The railing design duplicates the railings from the second floor. Note the inlaid wood panels on the different sections of the newel.
While foraging for the newel we came across two Mahogany doors with beautiful hardware
that worked for or a new closet and powder room. Luckily there were no other doors facing the front hall so they did not have to match.
This salvaged Newel is for a new stair in an
more contemporary interior. To compliment
the starter newel we had a custom turnings made for the caps on the intermediate newels above.
When this kitchen was remodeled we gave the 5 ft. two basin porcelain sink to another client to use in her craft
studio space. more about you.
Here the original porcelain sink is re-used
in this kitchen's contemporary design. more about you.
This antique mantel adds visual texture to an other-wise stark sitting room.
This bay was designed around the
stained glass window panels locted
above the headboard in the master
The garden gate is make of salvaged Deco period ornamental metal parts. The fence is salvage from the West Side highway in NYC.