Portfolio: Historic Building Rehabilitation

This tiny dwelling, just one room wide and two rooms deep, appears on insurance maps as early as 1800 and originally housed slaves who worked at an adjacent house that no longer stands. Perched on a steep bank above the Rappahannock River, the house is a second home for a… Read More

General Contractor: Habalis Construction

Completed in 1859, the grand brick residence called Braehead saw a good deal of action during the Civil War, with both confederate and union troops occupying the house during the course of the conflict. Robert E. Lee is reported to have had breakfast at the house on the morning… Read More

General Contractor: Habalis Construction
Historic Resources Research: Dovetail Cultural Resources
Interior Design: Merry Powell Interiors

Completed in 1859, this brick Greek Revival vernacular structure was soon appropriated by troops during the civil war. The church was the site of a major battle in 1863, sustaining major damage to interior woodwork and furnishings. These items were quickly replaced, but… Read More

General Contractor: Habalis Construction
Mason: Richard Crickenberger
Interior Design: Merry Powell Interiors

This home is one of the few modernist residences in Fredericksburg, and as such has immense historic value. Finished in 1958, the structure is built of half-high concrete block – practical, as the owner operated the local concrete block plant – and a material not unusual for mid-century… Read More

General Contractor: Fredericksburg Renovations

Rokeby, King George, Virginia (2001)

When the current owners purchased this historic home in King George County, the south facing front porch was missing. Research into the original configuration of the porch revealed that the house had had a number of different porches, including a single story porch on the original… Read More

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