photo dining room at Hope Lodge painted white
photo dining room at Hope Lodge painted white

Historic Hope Lodge ~ Interior Restoration

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Historic Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge is a National Historic Landmark that served as the headquarters for General Washington's Surgeon during the the 1777 encampment in Fort Washington. Old Village has done interior painting and plaster restoration here including the dining room shown above.

Hope Lodge was built between 1743 and 1748 by Samuel Morris, a prosperous Quaker entrepreneur. Morris acted as a farmer, ship owner, miller, iron-master, shop-owner, and owner of the mill now known as Mather Mill. Hope Lodge is an excellent example of early Georgian architecture, and it is possible that Edmund Woolley, architect of Independence Hall, offered advice in building. Samuel Morris owned the estate until his death in 1770, when it was inherited by his brother Joshua. Joshua in turn sold the property and dwelling to another Philadelphia merchant, William West.
photo of marker for Hope Lodge National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark marker for Hope Lodge
photo of marker for Hope Lodge National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark marker for Hope Lodge


Plaster Restoration

This plaster wall had deteriorated over time so we restored it, following the contour and even replicating small ripples that were present on the original wall.

photo of wall with contoured plaster wall
We restored the plaster on this wall that had been contoured to allow room for the window, painted the walls, ceiling, window and crown molding.
photo of wall with contoured plaster wall
We restored the plaster on this wall that had been contoured to allow room for the window, painted the walls, ceiling, window and crown molding.

We also restored the plaster ceiling.

photo of entrance hall at Hope Lodge
Old Village restored the plaster ceiling and wall, and painted the interior of the entrance hall at Hope Lodge
photo of entrance hall at Hope Lodge
Old Village restored the plaster ceiling and wall, and painted the interior of the entrance hall at Hope Lodge

Colonial Revival Dining Room

High gloss white is a classic look and we used it in the Colonial Revival Dining Room at Hope Lodge. This room is how it would have looked in the 1930s when Alice and William Degn lived here.

photo dining room at Hope Lodge painted white
Old Village painted the walls, closets, and ceiling in this Colonial Revival dining room a high gloss white
photo dining room at Hope Lodge painted white
Old Village painted the walls, closets, and ceiling in this Colonial Revival dining room a high gloss white


Different angle showing the windows.

photo dining room at Hope Lodge painted white
Fireplace, closet and window in the dining room at Hope Lodge with a classic white finish from Old Village
photo dining room at Hope Lodge painted white
Fireplace, closet and window in the dining room at Hope Lodge with a classic white finish from Old Village

Ceilings

Ceilings can be difficult, especially in older homes, but this one in the bedroom at Hope Lodge came out pretty well. We painted the entire room in a classic white.

photo of white bedroom with colonial revival furniture
Old Village painted this Colonial Revival bedroom all in white. Ceilings can be difficult but we think we did a pretty good job here
photo of white bedroom with colonial revival furniture
Old Village painted this Colonial Revival bedroom all in white. Ceilings can be difficult but we think we did a pretty good job here

Narrow hallways and high ceilings are common in colonial era homes and pose unique challenges.

photo of narrow hallway at Hope Lodge painted white by Old Village Master Painters
Old Village painted this hallway including the narrow high ceiling at Hope Lodge
photo of narrow hallway at Hope Lodge painted white by Old Village Master Painters
Old Village painted this hallway including the narrow high ceiling at Hope Lodge



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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