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.
Vaughan House in Bertram,TX
ometimes the legacy of a home is told through small details, often overlooked by the common passerby. As soon as we entered the front door of this home, we knew it was special. Although characterized by simple craftsman details, the bones of this home were made of solid longleaf pine, and the wainscott, door casings, and shiplap walls gives the sense that someone truly cared for this living space.
We have been restoring all of the windows to their original functionality, as well as rebuilding all of the screens on the exterior of the windows and doors. Another historical restoration and reproduction project that has so much to offer in such an unsuspecting package.
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.