Along with windows and paint and landscaping… As you may have heard, there is a great deal of home improvement going on in the Highland Park neighborhood these days. Investors have been busy “flipping” long-neglected homes for new design-savvy buyers. … Continue reading
More jalousie and aluminum windows replaced with wood. These are new replica wood sash in old 1880s jambs, reusing the original rope-hung system of weights and pulleys. No stucco or siding was harmed in the restoration of these windows. This … Continue reading
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Years ago, I restored my first windows, a couple of dining room windows on my own home which had been changed from wood double-hungs to glass louvers or jalousie windows. Since then, I’ve seen my share of neglected wood windows … Continue reading
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While 2011 has already started, I recently noticed two projects I worked on received Pasadena Heritage awards in 2010. The Mission Revival Foursquare at 896 N. Raymond Avenue was a well-deserved Restoration Honoree. Here, a new owner wanted to cosmetically … Continue reading
Late last year, I had the opportunity to work on the Wheeler Residence, the last remaining building left in the City of Los Angeles designed by the Greene brothers. There’s more information about the house, which is for sale, on … Continue reading
Even more successful than the Jalousie salesman of the 1950s & ’60s were those responsible for the aluminum sliders that followed. Here, a 1930s Spanish house in Glendale lost many of its original window sash. Metal windows like this slider … Continue reading
With this inaugural post, I’d like to show the first of what will likely be many “before & after” shots. This example is from one of the many fine 1930s Spanish duplexes near Carthay Circle, just south of Wilshire Boulevard’s … Continue reading