Farmhouse Restoration, Addition Solebury
The Samuel Pownal House, circa 1800, is a fine example of the stone farmhouses found throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As is often the case, the basic stone structure remained in good condition, while many of the wooden architectural features were in need of restoration or replacement. We completed both the design and construction phases of this project. The design challenge was to faithfully restore the original house and add new living space without overwhelming the modest character of the original farmhouse. The additions provided new space for a master bedroom suite, media room, family room, game room, pantry and mudroom.
Work on the exterior of the original house began with installation of new cornice moldings and rakeboards. A new cedar shake roof was installed with pole gutters and dormers to provide light in the finished attic. All windows were replaced with new mortise and tenon, white oak timber frames fitted with reproduction sash and shutters. The original front door was hung in a ne...More
Solebury Farmhouse, Addition
View of the addition from the southeast. The stone used in the addition was selected to match the building stone used on the original house. The jack arches above the window openings are unique to the addition. The exterior cornice, windowsills, window casings, and raised panel shutters duplicate features found on the original house.
Corner Fireplace and Tavern Bar
This view of the north-east parlor in the original house shows the restored corner fireplace and reproduction tavern bar. The millwork was produced in our shop to match the original in design and construction.
This is a view looking out of an attic dormer window. The attic was finished to provide space for a guest bedroom. The window seat conceals ductwork behind. Wall sconce by Charlies Girl Lighting.
This view of the north parlor in the original house shows the restored fireplace and reproduction cabinetry. Much of the original fabric, including the fireplace surrounds, raised paneling, and cabinetry, had been removed during previous renovations. Millwork was produced in our shop to match the original in design and construction.