Historic Homes & Properties

Older Homes and Historic Properties

Old Village Master Painters has a special affection for older homes (the Stulb homestead dates to 1706!). We have worked on many of the older farmhouses and mansions in the historic areas of Fort Washington, the Chestnut Hill Historic District, the Main Line, the colonial era homes in Old City, and the stately 19th century townhouses around Rittenhouse Square; plus historic landmarks managed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Older homes (and sometimes newer ones) often need more than just a fine paint job. Old Village Master Painters can handle most restoration/reconstruction projects involving specialized crafts such as carpentry, plastering, and removing lead paint necessary to preserve not only the decorative aspects of your home, but the structural as well. These homes require a special touch to restore them to their original beauty and preserve them for future generations,


"... an authentic appreciation for the special care that a historic home requires. It's a big responsibility to take on that kind of stewardship -- you don't want to use the wrong products, you don't want to cut corners. We deeply appreciated your thoughtful approach to every detail of the job."
Molly and Greg ~ c1860's Italianate home in Wyndmoor.
Stripped, repaired and repainted ~12 window sashes for original double-hung windows on 110 year old house, stripped repainted and weather stripped 2 doors, and repainted walls and ceilings of three rooms..... Overall, the paint job is excellent and the work was done as quickly as possible. We are supremely satisfied!
Richard Baxter - Main Line (Richard did have a problem which we immediately took care of to his satisfaction)
....They took excellent care of our home, which is over 120 years old, and comes with lots of "surprises", like shutters that have been rigged up with wire for 50 years or the rotted window sills that couldn't be seen during the proposal phase. These "surprises" never seemed to bother them; they knew exactly how to handle each issue without a big production being made of the problem.
Ross & Lori Shanken ~ 19th century stone farmhouse in Gwynedd Valley
We are grateful to partner with a business of your caliber! Thank you, Ed!
Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Association

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Preservation Groups

Old Village is proud to sponsor, partner and work with the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society (CHCHS)

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...and to have worked on several registered landmarks with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

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Chestnut Hill

Old Village is a sponsor and listed supplier of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society - and has done interior work at their offices on Germantown Pike. We have also worked on a number of homes in the Chestnut Hill Historic District and surrounding areas.

photo of Chestnut Hill Historical Society Recognition plaque
photo of Chestnut Hill Historical Society Recognition plaque

We removed years of Lead Paint and painted the exterior - with many great architectural details - at this Federal style mansion on St Martin's Lane.

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Old Village safely removed the old lead paint, restored and repainted the window and louvered shutters at this home on St Martin's Lane
photo of Federal Home Arched Windows
Old Village safely removed the old lead paint, restored and repainted the window and louvered shutters at this home on St Martin's Lane

See more of our projects in Chestnut Hill

Church Conversion Rittenhouse Square

Old Village Master Painters helped convert the c1877 Fifth Church of Christ Scientist on Pine Street in the Fitler Square/Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia into a private residence.

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Old Village did interior and exterior painting plus restoration of the interior wood panels at this church conversion
photo exterior of old church
Old Village did interior and exterior painting plus restoration of the interior wood panels at this church conversion

See more on this Church to Residence project or other projects near Rittenhouse Square.

Historic Sedgeley Club

Old Village recently had the pleasure to work on the c1902 historic landmark Sedgeley Club on Boat House Row.

photo of exterior of Sedgeley Club with Old Village Master Painters sign and painters
Old Village Master Painters removed old paint and painted the exterior at the historic Sedgeley Club on Boathouse Row
photo of exterior of Sedgeley Club with Old Village Master Painters sign and painters
Old Village Master Painters removed old paint and painted the exterior at the historic Sedgeley Club on Boathouse Row

More about Sedgeley

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge" for public benefit.

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The Old Village Design Studio restored the exterior doors and created a beautiful custom finish at the Athenaeum
photo collage showig Athenaeum building, entrance doors, and close up of doors
The Old Village Design Studio restored the exterior doors and created a beautiful custom finish at the Athenaeum

The exterior of this magnificent building had been described as "severely plain" - at least until the Old Village Design Studio developed a beautiful, custom finish for the entrance doors

More on our project at The Athenaeum.

Dixon Meadow Preserve

Old Village worked with Harth Builders to restore the c1850s farmhouse at Dixon Meadows Preserve in Whitemarsh Township. The Preserve is a haven for birders, walkers and those who enjoy the area’s natural flora and fauna.

photo of west facade of farmhouse at Dixon Meadows
Old Village did all interior and exterior painting on this refurbished farmhouse at Dixon Meadows Preserve
photo of west facade of farmhouse at Dixon Meadows
Old Village did all interior and exterior painting on this refurbished farmhouse at Dixon Meadows Preserve

More on the Dixon Meadows Preserve Farmhouse Restoration.

Hope Lodge

Old Village has done interior painting and restoration at the landmark Hope Lodge in Fort Washington. We are hoping to work on the exterior soon.

photo of historic Hope Lodge from the front
Old Village has done interior painting and restoration work at historic Hope Lodge
photo of historic Hope Lodge from the front
Old Village has done interior painting and restoration work at historic Hope Lodge

The Highlands

The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is a 44-acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden in Fort Washington, PA.

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We removed all the Lead Paint from exterior of the c1850s Gardner's Cottage at the Highlands then restored and repainted the entire building
photo of cottage having lead paint removed from the exterior
We removed all the Lead Paint from exterior of the c1850s Gardner's Cottage at the Highlands then restored and repainted the entire building

Old Village removed all the lead paint from exterior of the Gothic Revival gardener's cottage, then gave it a fresh coat of white paint.

We have also done interior work on the interior of the mansion (shown at the top of the page). See more on our projects at The Highlands.

Delancey Street - Rittenhouse Square

Old Village did all interior painting on the remodel of this 19th century townhouse on Delancey Street in Philadelphia using Fine Paints of Europe throughout and featuring a beautiful custom stain on the front door and a spectacular venetian plaster in the foyer.

photo of Living Room with fireplace at center, detailed mantle and mirror, and intricate crown moldings painted by Old Village Master Painters
This restoration on Delancey Place was featured in Philadelphia Magazine
photo of Living Room with fireplace at center, detailed mantle and mirror, and intricate crown moldings painted by Old Village Master Painters
This restoration on Delancey Place was featured in Philadelphia Magazine

See more on this Delancey Place Townhome.

Sellersville Theater

Old Village Master Painters participated in the early 2000s interior restoration of the Sellersville Theater.

photo of exterior of historic Sellersville Theater after painting by Old Village
Old Village did all interior and exterior painting as part of the restoration of the Sellersville 1894 Theater
photo of exterior of historic Sellersville Theater after painting by Old Village
Old Village did all interior and exterior painting as part of the restoration of the Sellersville 1894 Theater




See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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