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Brandywine Forge is pleased to have participated in the following:

 

2016 New Design & Construction, more than 5,000 square feet

Howell House, Panama City, Florida
Eric Watson Architect

http://www.palladioawards.com/Palladio_Awards_2016.htm

This new construction residence on the Florida gulf coast is fitted with shutters for storm protection.  Brandywine stock stainless steel shutter hardware was specified by the architect for ease of installation and maintenance free performance.

Images:  http://ericwatson.com/index/#/howell/

Stainless steel is the only option for this proximity to salt water – we’ve tried galvanizing and other exotic finishes, but good quality American made 304 grade stainless steel is the one solution that requires no maintenance and protects your home from unsightly rust & corrosion stains.

Shutters  are the simple solution for buttoning down as ocean storms approach – but they also provide security from intruders when the home is vacant and  close to block the sun from bleaching furniture and the interior of the home.


2016 Carolopolis Award

In 1953 the Carolopolis Award program was created to recognize outstanding achievement in exterior preservation, restoration and rehabilitation. Since then, The Preservation Society has presented more than 1,300 awards in recognition of such achievement. It is the oldest national award for historic preservation.

On January 20, 2016, the Preservation Society of Charleston held its 96th Annual Meeting and 62nd Annual Carolopolis Awards ceremony sponsored by Belmond Charleston Place and Carriage Properties. Fourteen awards, including three Pro Merito, were given.

  • Owner: College of Charleston
  • Address: 36 Coming Street, Charleston, SC
  • Architect: Meadors, Inc.
  • Contractor: Huss, Inc.
  • Hardware: Brandywine Forge

The Brandywine blacksmith helped identify the original hardware for the restoration of this classic Charleston residence and detailed the specific elements required to restore the property to its original appearance.  This project was interesting in that it was the earliest application where I’d seen “plate pintles” used…. Why? – because it was the earliest generic application I’d seen of window weights to move & hold the windows in the open position.  A lot of hand work went into making earlier drive style pintes, then cutting to length, then fashioning a back plate, then riveting the pintles to the back plate (the original pintles were pretty much intact, so we only made a few replacements, but re-made all of the lost strap hinges)….. all because if they’d hammered a drive pintle into the frame as had always been done, they would have obstructed the interior pocket in which the window weights had to move.  We also found evidence of a couple of unique original shutter dogs on the upper floors – we matched them and fitted the whole house with those little gems that are again different than any other shutter appointments on the street.  The grand home is owned by the city college of Charleston and serves as a sorority house these days – check it out if you’re walking by.

 

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