Preservation

 Our team invests long hours on site documenting the precise dimensions of every room, the thickness of each wall, and the shape of every detail. In the photo, we are in a landmark Maryland historic home built in 1704. 

Our team invests long hours on site documenting the precise dimensions of every room, the thickness of each wall, and the shape of every detail. In the photo, we are in a landmark Maryland historic home built in 1704. 

Annapolis, our home

We chose Annapolis as our home because it allows us to breathe historic architecture every day. Our passion for the story behind the ever-changing forms and details of the buildings and gardens that surround us is the driving force behind our dedication to historic restoration and preservation.

The steps we go through 

The first step in any preservation project is to analyze the building and grounds with the help of historians, archaeologists and dendrochronologists. Once the site is thoroughly investigated, we use our expertise with colonial and early American architecture to design historically appropriate features for the buildings and the gardens. We then work as a team with specialized artisans and craftsmen. Many times, the final step consists in opening the site to the public. Future generations can then experience history in person, by walking through its buildings and gardens.

The science of dendrochronology allows us to date historic buildings by dating samples of the wood used to build it. You can find more about how the process works in this video.  

Restoration and Preservation of Maryland Historic Landmark 

Kimmel Studio - Buildings & Gardens is currently working on a fascinating restoration project. We are in charge of both the architecture and the landscape architecture necessary to restore a colonial era home.

The original house was built at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Since then, it has undergone several transformations, including a renovation in the high Georgian fashion done toward the end of eighteenth century. 

The project is in its early stages. We are currently analyzing the house and the site with the help of a team of prestigious historians and archaeologists. In the video below you will spot archaeologists working next to the house. 

To find more about the project, please visit the website: www.cloverfieldspreservationfoundation.org

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