Greek Revival Renovation
Collums Construction has recently completed a restoration of a beautiful historic home on St Charles Avenue. The house, built in 1861, is a great example of the Greek Revival style. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and even has a name – The Walker House.
Working on a property of historic significance is always exciting for us, but it does present its own set of unique challenges. We must work closely with the architect and the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) to ensure that any changes made and any details added are true to the history of the house. Every detail, both interior and exterior, is important. For example, on this job we went through an extensive design process to ensure that the newly milled interior doors matched the original doors. The panels, casings, mullions, stiles and rails all were examined to make sure to be completely true to the originals.
We are very proud of this job and plan on posting additional blogs about it in the near future. In the meantime, please enjoy the following photos of a great New Orleans renovation.