Windows to History
Historic House Window Restoration Project
Since their last restoration in 2003, much of the paint on the windows of the historic Field family home has peeled, exposing the original wood framing beneath. This is especially apparent on the third floor of the historic structure. Once the paint has peeled away, it leaves the wood exposed to wood rot. There are also signs of water entering the home on the East and West façades of the third floor, where the interior plaster is crumbling.
To prevent further damage and possible loss of the original nineteenth-century windows, the following work needs to be completed:
- Scrape the peeling paint from the window sashes and sills.
- Paint, prime, and glaze all windows, sashes, and sills.
- Ensure all windows are firmly sealed at brick molding.
- Repair any damage to the weight and pulley systems.
- Scrape and repaint shutters.
- Remove and replace interior storms.
Meet the Artist
Alex Mattan started ambacht_stl to pursue his passion for carpentry while contributing to the restoration of historic buildings. Growing up between Belgium and the United States, he fell in love with the brick architecture and attention to detail that St. Louis has to offer. His hand-built, custom windows and shutters are not only purposeful and high quality – they are his way to help in restoring the city’s former glory.