Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spring Street House, Charlottetown

     Tara Maloney and I designed the renovations to this house on Spring Street in Charlottetown back a few years ago - back when drawings were prepared by hand.  These are my pen and ink drawings.
    Below are pages about decorative trims and patterned shingled from my Heritage Designs P.E.I. book.

     Below: We worked with local businessman and developer Kimball Darte on restoring the green house on the right.  When he bought it the house had just been lifted and had a new roof, nothing else had been done.  We worked to restore it features and added a few more to enhance it, including an attic window, stained glass window by the stairs, patterned shingles and new verandah railing.  Tara prepared two colour schemes - a green tones scheme and a salmon-pink scheme.  The owner chose the green scheme then gave the other scheme to his neighbour the left of him.  They nicely compliment each other.  Mr. Darte passed away a few years ago - he's surely missed in the heritage restoration community - he was always giving life to an old delapitated buildings.

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