| Rev. McCook would never know that his 18th century parlor was demolished by a 21st century automobile. |
For a successful project, get the plan right, right from the beginning...
William Gould Architectural Preservation, LLC is a preservation design consultant and a restoration contractor with over three decades of historic building preservation experience. As consultants, we offer a uniquely thorough and practical understanding of these structures, helping clients to define their goals and find the most effective solution early in the project. As master carpenters and general contractors with an enduring commitment to historic preservation, we furnish integrated, accountable solutions. By combining intimate knowledge of our regional historic architecture with traditional carpentry skills and the most current architectural conservation technology, we can make sure our clients achieve their building restoration goals. Our clients are museums, institutions and private clients throughout southern New England, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We furnish planning, design, architectural assessments and project management services for historic preservation throughout the Northeast United States. We also maintain an extensive inventory of dismantled historic barns and houses for sale, available for delivery anywhere in the United States.
RE-BUILD A DISMANTLED HISTORIC HOUSE OR BARN AT YOUR SITE
After over two centuries, an endangered New England saltbox is looking for a new home.
Rescue an endangered antique house or barn from the bulldozer and live in one of the most delightfully livable structures ever built. Original, dismantled materials are the most pursuasive and efficient way to create the look and feel of authentic historic work at a new site. We furnish methodically dismantled historic structures, meticulously labeled and packaged for shipment and storage in order to preserve their historic character as economically as possible. Our historic house and barn packages include every original frame and finish element which contributes to the unique eloquence of your historic structure, including the complete timber frame, blocking and nailers, exterior and interior finishes, mouldings, doors, windows, flooring, hardware and masonry. In our fourth decade of dismantling and preserving historic buildings, we have refined our storage and labeling systems to allow efficient erection by any qualified builder. We ourselves have re-erected these packaged historic buildings after thirty years in storage, and we prepare every building as if we ourselves were going to have to do the work, because we often do. We can furnish you with a complete turnkey proposal for the whole project or we can deliver the building to your site for installation by your own project team. All these historic structures were originally built in New England or New York in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Antique homes fit comfortably into the land
and are comfortable to live in.
William Gould Architectural Preservation, LLC is an integrated consulting and contracting company dedicated to helping clients to preserve and restore our early built heritage. Long experience has taught us that maintaining the highest standards of historic preservation is efficient and economical as well as the right thing to do. Bill Gould, owner of William Gould Architectural Preservation, LLC, is happy to consult with you on your historic building project to help insure that the solution you select is practical, cost effective and truly meets your needs. We answer all emails, but prefer that serious project inquiries be made by telephone to 860-974-3448.
| The 1827 Lemuel Lyon House, owner will contribute to moving expenses! |
HISTORIC HOUSE OR BARN NEEDS RESCUE? A dedicated preservationist, William Gould Architectural Preservation, LLC has long worked to save historic houses and barns endangered by change and development. Unfortunately, such structures are being condemned at a faster rate than we can find homes for them. Consequently, while we remain very interested to hear about your antique building, we must be selective so that we can continue to effectively advocate for the buildings that we have. Our online endangered house and barn form will help you to tell us what we need to know in order to advise you on the most effective course of action to save your important historic structure.
FEATURED BUILDING!!! At right, the 1827 Lemuel Lyon House, original features, excellent condition owner will contribute to dismantling and preservation costs. We featured this building on this page in February 06 with a non-negotiable July dismantle date and it sold in May 06! Click image to find out more.