This owner had visited England several times and loved the timeless feel of houses built two and three hundred years ago. His goal was to give visitors the same feeling of age and timelessness in his home, and he asked us to provide the materials, techniques and finishes to authentically create this effect.

We used old, original pine flooring from old boarding houses and barn lofts. It looks like 150-year-old flooring because it's already served as flooring for 150 years, elsewhere. We used old barn beams with period joinery—all wood, no bolts and metal plates—and limestone reclaimed from old mansions in France. Our plasterer is a true artist. [ more ]