19th century buildings often featured molding and ornament which complemented the elaborate tastes of the Victorian era. Even simple farm and row houses had decorated porches, cornices and brackets. Although later Colonial Revival and the Arts and Crafts styles were less ornate, these homes and businesses still had distinctive, decorative elements.
Using period millwork catalogs, design books and the study of surviving examples, Historic Design Consulting can help you reclaim the character of your historic building. We can suggest brackets, spindles and molding or create custom porch designs which are period-appropriate and compliment the architectural style of your historic home or business. Using photos of your home we will produce a report with drawings, images and examples which you and your builder can adapt to suit your own house or porch.
Please contact Historic Design Consulting as the first step towards restoring your building’s exterior.