Older Homes and Historic Properties
Old Village Master Painters has a special affection for older homes (the Stulb homestead dates to 1706!). We have had the pleasure to 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,
testimonial molly greg
"... 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.
Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
We are grateful to partner with a business of your caliber! Thank you, Ed!
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
Old Village Design Studio restored the weather beaten entrance doors to the National Historic Landmark Athenaeum of Philadelphia, an independent member-supported library and museum founded in 1814
Old Village did all interior and exterior finishes on the remodel of this
19th century townhouse (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) on Delancey Place in Philadelphia
Dixon Meadow Preserve
Old Village worked with Harth Builders as part of the award winning restoration of 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.
Old Village Master Painters removed all lead paint from the c1844 Gardener's Cottage at the National Historic Landmark
The Highlands, we repaired years of structural damage, restored the building to its original condition and then painted the exterior a beautiful white.
Pine Street Church
Old Village Master Painters worked with the new owner and Cherokee Construction to restore the
c1877 Fifth Church of Christ Scientist on Pine Street in the Fitler Square/Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia into a private residence.
Old Village has done interior painting and restoration at the
historic Hope Lodge in Fort Washington. Hope Lodge served as headquarters for Washington's Surgeon General in 1777 and is a National Historic Landmark
Old Village painted the exterior as part of the restoration of the historic
1894 Sellersville Theater.
Historic Sedgeley Club
Old Village recently had the pleasure to work on the
c1902 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 a National Historic Landmark.