The Butztown Hotel was built in 1806, and after it was purchased in 2000, we converted this old stagecoach stop into a modern bar and restaurant named the Keystone Pub. On the outside we constructed modern parking lots, installed new roof, siding, and a handicap ramp. Inside we installed walk-in coolers, beer tap systems, and a commercial kitchen.
We gave this 100 year old home in Bethlehem a period fitting color scheme and front porch, all maintenance free!
We won an award for this kitchen remodel in a 200 year old farmhouse. We restored the wide plank floors, installed a new tin ceiling, and installed custom cabinets. A farmhouse sink with limestone counters and a cool piece of River Bottom on the island make this…
Like peeling through layers of history. This Bangor farmhouse was built in the early 1800s, then added onto and converted into a two family home sometime around World War One. It then became a rental property and fell into disrepair.
The stone house was built in 1798 and the brick was added in 1823. Our addition was built in 2006. The owner wanted a two-story addition, and we made it blend into the low elevations of the old home.
Our customers’ great-great-great grandmother was born in this old log farmhouse, and 4 generations later the home is still standing on one of the Lehigh Valleys oldest working farms.
Over the years the logs we covered up to protect them, a summer kitchen was added on, as well as a not so nice looking 1st floor bedroom. By the time our customers called us, it was beginning to show its age, and with four kids, they were running out of room.
This farmhouse was built on the original Kings Highway in Zionsville around the 1730s, it was rebuilt In the early 1800s. A 200-year-old cemetery sits behind the home. The highway was moved away over the years, but the house still stands. The owners wanted to add a first floor master suite, and thinking for the future, make it accessible if they became disabled. When we stated digging the foundation we discovered a old cistern that was converted into a wine cellar years ago, then buried in time, quite a surprise!
We renovated this historic home with an old two-story “sleeping porch” on the back. Years ago, in the summer people would sleep on these open-air porches to stay cool at night. The first floor was converted into a mud room and powder room, and a huge office area is on the second floor.
While this wasn’t one of our larger projects, it was probably one of the most detailed. The outside is clad in cement shingles that resemble the old cedar shakes, and all the trim is maintenance-free and prepainted. A small porch and wrought iron railing fits into the character of the neighborhood.
Historic Bethlehem Porch
This porch in historic Bethlehem project took 2 months to get permits. First the Historic Architecture Review Board had to approve it, then Bethlehem City Council had to vote on it.
We matched up the stone foundation with the old house, and installed bluestone steps into the yard. Then installed historically accurate composite flooring and fiberglass columns. Custom cedar railings and balusters were painted white to match the trim on the home.