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Italianate Upgrade

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This Italianate home in Hyde Park retains nearly all of its original interior and exterior details from when it was built in the 1880’s, including the original windows.  Many years ago, the longtime owners had hired a carpenter to build wood storm windows for the home.  Because of the large size of the windows, the carpenter wisely designed the storm windows to split into two halves, with the lower half being removable from the inside for Summer, while the upper half remained in place permanently.  However screens were never made.

The owners contacted us to build wood screens that would join with the upper half of the wood storm, to be used in Summer.  We used rot-resistant cypress for the wood, painted them to match the existing storm windows.  They are removable from the interior.

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