Dedicated to Historic preservation and restoration of the Victorian Era and my own spin on why things are the way they are. Paul Willham, Editor & Publisher President Victorian Antiquities and HRC- Historic Restoration Consultants
Monday, July 25, 2011
Knox Hill Project: Weekly update
In spite of the heat we are movng along in the Formal dining room. We completed the drywall on the arch of the dining room..
Of course now that the arch established the height of the room. The conventional sized 'short door" that leads to the powder room now looks dwarfed and would be a visual distraction were we to finish this out as most people would. As this project develops you will see how we resolve this issue with a 'hidden door". Essentially this will be a 'frameless' door that has a magnetic closer and us accessed by reaching under a small coved handle in the chair rail.
This is in principal what we are doing as shown here. In our case the wall will be stencilled rather than a wallpaper mural as shown here. Except we will not have a doorknob, like the one shown here, so it will even appear more 'hidden'. This should be a fun project, stay tuned.
I have been involved in Historic Preservation and Restoration for the last 25 plus years. I am president of Victorian Antiquities & Design. I am proud to be a part of restoring the architectural history of our country.