Hopping in late on the #52weeksofhomeweek1
challenge! We decided to start a page separate from our main account @henriandgeorge
that would highlight our #italianate
restoration! Week one challenge is “something you’d like to teach or learn”. This is a two-parter. I really want to learn how to repair cracked plaster ceilings!! And I also wanted to show these beautiful ceiling medallions. When we first saw them; there were no fixtures attached to them in sone of the rooms. However with gentle prodding and poking, we were able to cut through the plaster and pop through the electric. Chandelier installation to follow, which has been a HUGE challenge as there was no simple way to secure the fixtures. We had to go through the floors above. What a mess!!
This could be yours! It’s where the first preservation movement started in America. A meeting one evening among strong minded Charleston women and men. She has some plaques on her. Call Lois! @loislaneproperties
lol it’s so good! 🎩 #Italianate
as hell but a deep lot! #dogwalk
🌿It’s time for another #52weeksofhome
post! This week is all about HARDWARE! Our simple farmhouse doesn’t have the elaborate pieces like other homes of its era, but we see the beauty in their simplicity. They were put in for function & durability. 128 years later, we are thankful that all the hardware on the doors & cabinets are original to the house, including a row of hooks in the upstairs hall that we will share once we finish the renovations of the stairway attached to it. This week’s challenge highlights some of the beauty that is hidden in historic homes & reminds us that the restoration process is so worth it.🌿
Quanto sono simpatica.💁🏻♀️
avete mai ammesso i vostri errori?✨
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per altri meme!
Did anybody else leave a little Christmas out? These trophies and greens are still going strong, as winter decor, and I’m not mad about it. With snow on the ground, I like to see a little pine. What Christmas items did you leave out, if any?
Reverend George Park Fisher House. 1865.
Back to the 19th century! We'll tour New Haven's Hillhouse Avenue this week, then segue into the work of architect Henry Austin next week.
James Hillhouse oversaw the platting in 1792 of what became Hillhouse Avenue. The Family Hillhouse was arguably one of the Elm City's most illustrious families, and the land was part of the family estate. Hillhouse, the paterfamilias, believed this was a natural location for the city's upper-class enclave.
Almost every structure dates to the nineteenth century. The architects and builders who built them took care to adhere to the scale, bulk, and siting standards that prevailed on the street. Most of the homes are Italianate., but the street also has Greek Revival, Roman, Queen Anne, and Second Empire homes. Yale owns most if not all of the houses today.
#newhaven #nhv #yale #italianate #stucco #lintels #gable #italianvilla #victorian #victorianhouse #victorianarchitecture #architecture #historichouse #historichome #historicdistrict #historic #preservation #historicpreservation
Second floor of the Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home, originally the home of the Hamilton Family of Jerseyville. Though it has vernacular influences, the home is built in the Italianate architectural style. It has operated as funeral home since 1934.
🌿Taylor is making his way back home from Arizona tonight! I couldn’t be more ready for him to be home. The house is all cozy & a batch of cookies are baking in the oven! 😌 Anything to make the transition easier from 70 degree ☀️ weather to our NEGATIVE 🥶 temps!🌿
Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness. -Mary Oliver
The Palmer Home, or John Ravenel House, is an Italianate mansion located at 5 East Battery Street in Charleston, South Carolina. It was built between 1847 and 1849 for John Ravenel, a local planter, merchant, shipper, and president of the South Carolina Railroad. Upon the death of Ravenel, his son Dr. Saint Julien Ravenel (best known for building a submersible to attack the Union Army blockade in the Civil War) took possession. He sold it in 1886 to Elias Horry Frost, a cotton broker and Ravenel's son-in-law. Frost was principally responsible for fixing up the house after the Great Earthquake in 1886. He added some Victorian details at the time. The house remained in the Ravenel family until 1953. From 1977 until 2016 it was operated as a Bed and Breakfast until it was sold into private hands once more. In this picture you can see some scaffolding. It was taken in December of 2017.
Pictures of the men’s and ladies parlors, taken upon closing. Both rooms are near identical except for one little detail. The columns and fretwork on the fireplace in one room is much more petite and delicate than the other. It leads me to believe that particular room was for the ladies to gather. The moulding around the perimeter throughout the entire house is plaster as is the ceiling in the front parlor. It can be restored where needed.
There are 8 fireplaces total and 1 remaining chimney. The fireplace in my room has been covered over, and I believe the mantle is here somewhere.
I have recently been in contact with the great great grand daughter of Wallace Rowe, and she was told that there were buzzers under the tables to call the servants and they all wore uniforms. I can confirm that they also had their own closet ( small room) with floor to ceiling drawers. It’s still here.
Concerning the neoclassical columns; they were installed at a bit of a later date. The Rowe family and Cruikshank family were both lumber barons and after the Cruikshanks had these exact columns installed in the Waldorf room of their mansion, the Rowe family decided they wanted some too. I haven’t researched the timeframe to know if it was done under Joseph Rowe’s ownership or after he passed it on to his daughter Clara, as she and one of the Cruikshank daughters were best of friends.
The symmetry of both rooms flow as it was meant to.
#thegildedage #parlor #neoclassical #historic #missourihistory #restoration #preservation #timelessdesign #interiordesign #renovation #fireplaces #columns #pillars #plaster #classicdesign #italianate #millionairesrow #pittsburghsteel #5thandgilded #historicdistrict #uptown #downtown #symmetry
Pre-launch moodboard for Beautiful Era.
Calling all lovers of historic homes! Check out the Gassaway-Feldmeyer House in Annapolis, MD. 👀 MLS # 1002014690, 194 Prince George Street, is listed by @hubblebisbeefinehomes.
Meeker Mansion Christmas Tour