Manufacturer of custom wood store fronts, monumental wood windows and monumental wood doors for historic buildings. Wood window consultation services. Wood window off-premise refurbishment and restoration.
The Southern Mansion, Cape May, New Jersey
There are occasions where in the adaptive reuse of an historic building it is necessary to make additions to an original design. Triple hung Mahogany windows were designed to fit behind the existing posts and fret work. The result is a pleasing design that maintained the scope and size of the original design. It added new life and vitality to a great Victorian Building.
Operational Triple Hung Wood Windows
By placing the custom wood windows behind the existing porch elements and purposely selecting the heavier elements to the sash, the new windows are in scale. Random pieces of hand drawn glass were used in the glazing to compliment the fabric of the original wood windows in the rest of the historic house.
Operational Triple Hung Wood Windows for Use as Storefront
This is a successful adaptive reuse of a historic residence converted to a commercial use. The Southern Mansion is a pleasant place to stay, have breakfast and enjoy Cape May, New Jersey.
A retrospective look at old technology can be interesting. There are very few balance systems that can compete with weights, chains and pulleys for monumental double hung windows. With proper selection of material and well designed weather-stripping, this old technology will outperform and outlast modern replacements.