These are a few architectural photographs from a couple of recent and current projects. (Larger images if you click on them).
The LS Residence porch renovation was to rebuild the front porch of a Civil War era farmhouse.
The entablature of the porch (everything between the top of the columns and the roof edge) had been wrapped with aluminum cladding and all of the original detailing had been removed. The wood underneath was beginning to fail, and the (once we had it more completely opened up, it turned out to be structurally very different from what we expected).
The two center round columns were still in remarkably good condition and only needed to be scraped and repainted. However, the outside square columns at the corners were both beginning to show signs of damage and rot, and were both replaced.
The new entablature detailing was not necessarily historically accurate, but is probably closer to what it originally had than the blank aluminum that had been there for the past few decades.
It’s not an attempt to be historically accurate, but rather to rhyme with what had been there before (and also to coordinate with the door pediment.
Paint marks (and lack thereof) on the original boards underneath the aluminum and the existing pediment over the door suggested that a dentil band had been the original detail. Dentils in the original door pediment were apparently actual individual wooden pegs. One that detached during the scraping prior to repainting was temporarily replaced with a gold crown.
Carpentry: Kessler Design + Build
Roofing: Weasel Bros.
Painting: AM Painting
The JK Residence is an addition to an existing home which is currently under construction. These are a couple of progress photographs.