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ivy manor



  "Ivy Manor"    

  Circa 1850··Transitional Greek Revival··Palmyra, MO


  6 month project

scope of work

  Planning/design/research. Exterior preservation

  including major reconstruction of rear three story porch

  and removal of later additions. Interior featured redesign

  of northern parlors to accommodate operatories. 

  Documentation of original design, number system for 

  removed fabric, and storage will enable future

  restoration. Extensive plastering, new mechanical 

  systems, alarms, and reconstruction of plaster cornice.

  Stenciling, graining, glazing, sponge painting, used for 

  interior finishes. 

before stairway restoration


after stairway restoration


porch balustrade before reconstruction


porch balustrade reconstructed and enclosure built to accommodate offices

before/after: combining two rooms to provide three partioned operatories


cornice reconstructed using old photographs-receptionist's desk designed to match door panel


before exterior restoration

before exterior restoration


missing scallops recast for cast iron window hoods, porch balustrade reconstructed

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