Early in my career, one of the first projects of any size offered to Southfen, was to renovate an old framed and clapboard house in White Hall, MD. The Owners weren’t sure if the cost of a restoration would be too expensive versus tearing it down and building new. I have to admit knocking it...Continue Reading
In scenic Shawan Valley, just west of Hunt Valley, stands an historic structure that has served the valley as various food venues and services since the 1930s. The original John Brown’s Store was a mercantile and the residence of the business owner. Today, John Brown General and Butchery serves a diverse selection of fresh meats,...Continue Reading
Gustav Stickley, noted furniture manufacturer, design leader and chief promoter of the American Craftsman style, believed “there are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.” Stickley would be proud of a new home built in Sparks, MD that “envelops” a log cabin – preserved and restored...Continue Reading
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