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
A nice article about a couple of New York homeowners undoing a prior owner’s work. Their new 1920s Tudor needed some work and “…it had some unfortunate updates… the windows were high-tech modern replacements.” Their real estate agent probably didn’t … Continue reading
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Last week, a group of of prominent window restoration professionals met in Pine Mountain, Kentucky to draft a set of standards for the restoration and weatherizing of historic windows. Their goal is to have a finalized standard for release in … 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
It looks like one of Detroit’s better known derelict buildings might be getting some attention soon. Built in 1913 and unused since 1988, Michigan Central Station has become an icon of Detroit’s decay. The building’s owner has announced their intention … 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