Preservation Foundation Hosts Restoration Corner at Saratoga Springs Rotary Home & Garden Show

Saratoga Springs Rotary Home & Garden Show
February 25th-27th, 2011
Saratoga Springs City Center

BalsFor owners of historic homes, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is highlighting home restoration services by sponsoring the Rotary Home and Garden Show’s first ever Preservation and Restoration section. Local builders, architects, landscape architects, stone quarriers, flooring specialists and painters are available from five local businesses to discuss plans for your historic home.

“We’re thrilled to have the experts at the Preservation Foundation coordinating this special section to help people preserve and enhance historic residences,” notes Rotary Home Show chairman Chuck Martin. “Rotary likes to collaborate with community organizations, and we thank these exhibitors and the Preservation Foundation for creating this unique aspect of this year’s show.”

Preservation & Restoration Exhibitors

Teakwood Builders
The Teakwood philosophy: The difference is in the details. Teakwood Builders respects the stories that older homes have to tell, and is experienced in giving historic structures new life. Whether adding a carefully crafted addition, or remaking an existing space fit for today’s lifestyle, Teakwood employs the finest materials, architectural details, and craftsmanship to renovate older residences, while keeping character and history intact.

From conjuring the past with comprehensive renovations of historic homes in Saratoga Springs, to remaking lakeside bungalows into storybook retreats on Lake George, to giving new life to modest suburban tract homes…the “Teakwood touch” and obsessive attention to detail is evident in some of the area’s most distinctive residences. Their hallmark is their custom woodworking, from built-in cabinetry suited to your specific lifestyle needs, to millwork designed to match that of a by-gone era.

Balzer Hodge Tuck Architects
Balzer Hodge Tuck produces thoughtfully designed buildings and places that are of an enduring quality and character. Through insightful planning, careful material selection, and intelligent detailing, they strive to help their clients create sensitive and efficient structures which enhance the built environment.

Their recent additions to a historic home in Saratoga Springs enhanced the residence’s desirable east lawn and created a large interior space for the family to formally gather. The firm was sympathetic to the existing materials and details of this Queen Anne style home. Great effort was used in the material selection, including the use of reclaimed stone for the addition’s exposed foundation wall, which was acquired from a demolished church in Vermont.

Champlain Stone, Ltd. Quarriers of Natural Stone
Since 1982, Champlain Stone, Ltd. has endeavored to meet and exceed the expectations of designers, installers and project owners alike. Their unique collection of six distinct stones is drawn from company-owned quarries located in the foothills of New York’s historic Adirondack Mountains.

Their quarriers take great pride in their work and see to it that all the stone they excavate, hand-split, drill, saw or run through hydraulic guillotines is consistent with the company’s strict specifications. By embracing advances in technology, they are able to quarry and manufacture their stone products to custom size, color range and finish specifications.

Alden Floor Service, Inc.
Alden Floor Service, Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1923. They specialize in wood floors, old plank floors, and antique floor restoration, resulting in an abundance of historic home flooring experience.

Winslow Brothers Painting
Immaculate interior and exterior painting with over 25 years of experience serving the Capital District and North Country. Decorative painting, murals, and faux finish walls.

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