Historic Maryland House Renovated with Carlisle Hickory Floors
We want to share with you a wonderful blog that’ll fascinate history buffs, restoration buffs, and lovers of American history alike. Hopeful Unity c 1682, which tells the ongoing story of the restoration of an historic Maryland farmhouse, is subtitled “On the journey of restoration and rebirth of an old soul, in the form of an abandoned pre-revolutionary house resting quietly in a field…”
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, as a company began with historic restoration work, so we're particularly pleased to have been part of this project.
Despite the age of the home, the homeowner worked with a Carlisle Wide Plank Specialist to design what might be considered a more modern floor with wide plank Hickory. However, the finish she chose gave the floor a warmer, more aged appearance.
Hopeful Unity Blog, May 27, 2011 entry
“Well, the floor’s no longer natural in color…..it looks a lot different now. Today the first coat of Tung oil is being applied over this stain coat, so by the end of the week it’ll look even more different than these photos. This color is a custom historic stain called “Gingerbread” created by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. It really toned down the color variation inherent in the hickory and is true to the time period. It gives the place a warmer tone. When the Tung oil is finished, it’ll be different even still as the Tung oil has a slight color to it as well.”
Hopeful Unity Blog January 24, 2011 entry
We had a great time browsing in this blog, and we hope you will, too. Go back to the earliest entries for some fascinating looks at the history of the house and land. You’ll also find great photos throughout.
Here are installation pictures of the floors. Enjoy!
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