standing mailboxes, the original travertine plaster (a new material in the 1920s) was hidden under multiple layers of high gloss paint and the leaded glass in the steel windows was fragile. Ceiling lights and sconces were glaring and the "colonial" fixtures were inappropriate.
Our approach was to restore
recessing mailboxes in the perimeter walls and to make the air conditioning elements "disappear". We decided to design new lights to enhance the "mood" of the spaces.
We designed brass and "hammered-glass" light fixtures after looking at fixtures of the period "in the flesh". The design proceeded from drawings
standing mailboxes, the original travertine plaster...
like your mailbox to be. Do you prefer it on your porch so you can reach it easily? Or is your daily walk to the mailbox somewhat of a treasured ritual? If you fall somewhere in the middle, building your mailbox into the wall around your home could be the best option. It will blend seamlessly into your home's