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."
....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.
We are grateful to partner with a business of your caliber! Thank you, Ed!
Old Village is proud to sponsor, partner and work with the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society (CHCHS)
...and to have worked on several registered landmarks with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
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.
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.
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.
Historic Sedgeley Club
Old Village recently had the pleasure to work on the c1902 historic landmark Sedgeley Club on Boat House Row.
The Sedgeley Club Boathouse and Lighthouse, along with Boathouse Row, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in1987 and is also listed as a National Historic Landmark
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.
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
The Athenaeum was named a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
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.
More on the Dixon Meadows Preserve Farmhouse Restoration.
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.
Hope Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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. The Highlands is listed as a National Historic Landmark
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.
This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the row of homes between 2000-2018 Delancey Place. The prestigious Rosenbach Museum is at 2010.
See more on this Delancey Place Townhome.
Old Village Master Painters participated in the early 2000s interior restoration of the Sellersville Theater.