Scottish Rite Theater
ur work on the Scottish Rite Theater has been a labor of love, even when that love consists of removing over 600 large cinder blocks. This 19th century german opera house had its windows sealed sometime in the late 1940's and these gorgeous double hung sash were sitting, waiting to be preserved.
All of the work performed was an attempt to maintain the historical integrity of this Austin, TX institution. Through a process of diligent research, physically demanding work, and meticulous planning we were able to bring light into this historic fixture once again.
One of the great parts about restoration work is the process by which you have to know the history of the building in order to do the work justice. With over 20 windows opened, 20 sash rebuilt, and more hot Texas days than we can count, we are honored to be a part of this beautiful buildings legacy.
August Brockman House at Ft. Mason
his humble home was built for a prominent stone mason's family in 1871, and is a testament to how quality craftsmanship and materials can endure for centuries. A simple single story home located in Mason, TX is marked by double front doors, cut river stone, and era appropriate stucco.
Our work involves recreating the original double hung sashes, full frame jambs, and exterior doors using reclaimed heart pine. It is a long and arduous process, however the results yield windows and doors that we hope serve to extend the life of this quaint little texas home.
Birdie House in Lockhart, TX
he "Birdie House" is a gorgeous Victorian home built in 1898 by Albion Chew. It was a gem in the community of Lockhart, and no expense was spared on the millwork that adorns this home.
We were initially contacted about some reproduction trim moldings that needed to be made, but were soon thereafter hired to rebuild the entire second and third story handrails. Since it was one of the most prominent features of the home, great care was taken in the planning process, and soon our great handrail project was underway.
Flip through these pictures to see the progress of this magnificent project.
Brown Residence in San Marcos, TX
his is one of those projects that stokes our passion for historic preservation. These clients have been in this home for over 40 years, and have always made sure that the building stayed maintained. We have rebuilt many of the original rotted sashes with Mahogany replacements. The scope of this job has also included building 30 sets of replacement wooden window screens.
The importance of upkeep on your historic home cannot be overstated, and things like window screens and energy efficient wood windows are a great way to keep these historic houses around for future generations to enjoy!