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Reese Peters House

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Our scope of work for this project included structural stabilization, custom wood work, and masonry restoration of the walls and chimneys.

LANCASTER, OHIO

This project encompassed the interior and exterior ground-up restoration and renovation of a treasured historic structure in Fairfield County. Built in 1834 by attorney William Reese, the historic mansion was completely restored to provide a home for the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.

The scope of the two year long restoration project included:

  • structural stabilization
  • extensive plaster restoration including very ornamental moldings
  • painting throughout
  • custom wood work throughout including windows, doors, trim, flooring, shutters, and two fancy staircases
  • masonry restoration of walls and chimneys
  • limestone steps
  • new standing seam copper roof and copper gutters with custom lightning protection
  • lighting
  • an addition in the rear
  • landscaping including extensive hardscape work
  • modern conveniences as well as updates to meet current code requirements for a working museum
  • rehabilitation of carriage house

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