Friday, December 14, 2012

Ornamental Metalwork for Drexel

We are currently working with Provenance Builders on a home remodel in the Park Cities, which reminded me of another pretty home they did on Drexel, in Dallas.

The home had lots of original Potter Art Metal Studios' ornamental metalwork, which was very exciting, since at the time Richard Potter's grandfather, Henry Potter, was The Go To Guy for beautiful ironwork and lighting around town.  It's so nice to see family history still in tact.

What we like about Provenance is that even though they completely remodel old homes, they also manage to keep everything that made the home special in the first place, plus what ever they add-on looks as if it was always there.

For the Drexel home, we restored all the old light fixtures, etc, but also designed and built new pieces, which we based on the original metalwork and lighting.  The home is adorned with lovely lanterns, gates, etc..  Next time you drive down Drexel, take a look and see how the old and the new can seamlessly fit together.

written by: Izabela Wojcik