Incorporating salvaged treasures
into new construction adds beauty and charm, which enhances the quality and ambience of this home.
Examples include individual panels of turn-of-the-century iron, which are highlighted by their installation; the front entry
doors setting the tone. An architectural piece of iron provides protection, as their original intent and enhances the
entry with quality in the combination of iron and quarter sawn oak. Inside the home, iron is also utilized. Within
a simple frame in an interior wall, panels of iron are treated like fine art. The iron’s designs are emphasized as light
falls upon the finely shaped curves, outlining line and shape. Seen from room to room, the iron unifies the space
as it is also utilized in the staircase, creating an abundance of visual interest.
The repurposing of objects plays an important role in the home. For example, a massive terracotta capital creates
the base for a console table. Bronze cresting is installed over the cooking range. These pieces original use was
for exterior ornamentation and are now utilized in a unique manner, transforming statements of classical tradition into something
new and fun. A sense of whimsy is also felt in the original neon signage, the bronze post office box and the massive cooler,
converted into wine storage and cellar.
also important as leaded and stained glass provides a soft and filtered light from the prismatic glass tiles over picture
windows. An impressive display of American Arts and Crafts ingenuity is found in the French doors which lead to a study.
The detail and design is reminiscent of the work by George Maher, truly a great find for the owner when hunting for
the salvaged treasures to be included in his home.