As many of you know, the large Victorian doll house featured in our window has been a fixture for years! You’ve probably seen it with Santa on the roof and snowy trees outside too! We love it for its charming Swarthmore character and because, of course, it has provided hours of amusement for our clients’ children (so that they can talk about the big houses with us)! Over the years it has certainly suffered some deferred maintenance and a recent broken window was the impetus for a renovation! Please stay tuned for updates on our progress!
Today Gassia began by restoring the doll house windows. Windows are a big concern for efficiency these days. Did you know that restoring older windows can render them nearly as efficient as newer windows without sacrificing their lovely character? Clients of mine with a beautiful home on Princeton Avenue in Swarthmore recently employed the services of John Lindtner of Building Preservation Services to restore their dramatic Victorian windows. The results are stunning. I called him to learn more about the process. Here is what John has to say about his unusual job: