Sometimes, you can walk up to a home, or just look at its photo, and your imagination is suddenly overflowing with details of its potential and its history.
This happened for us when we looked at a home in Saratoga Springs, New York.
It was obvious to us immediately that his home needed some renovation, but absolutely needed to keep its turn-of-the century character alive.
In a partnership with Boris Baranovich Architects, New York City, Tradewood Industries was asked to provide custom windows and doors for the renovation of this historic home.
Built in 1900 and now sitting on a quarter acre of land, in its appearance, the home recalls a simpler, small-town time. Perhaps a time when Saratoga Springs was famous for its mineral springs, when the Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad brought travellers by the hundreds every summer to “take the waters” as a health restorative.
From its fieldstone foundation and chimney, to its cupola’d tower, cedar shingles and copper trim, to its classic lines and inviting front porch supported by beautiful, square pillars - there wasn’t much we didn’t like about this project.
Tradewood’s designers produced Elegant casement and awning windows in custom styles representing the home’s history. These were approved by the client, who also fell in love with the gorgeous front door, with its circular window resembling a cathedral’s stained glass.
Above the front door, at the second- and third-storey windows, other cathedral styles were custom fitted, to carry this theme and draw the eye upwards. The overall effect of the home’s exterior is both charming and simple, with clean lines and unencumbered design.
You can almost hear the train at the station.
Is your historic home in need of a little TLC? Call Tradewood today at 905-641-4949, or send us an information request via the website at http://www.tradewoodindustries.com/quote-request.