Bryson Home At Night

Bryson Home at Night

When we were first contacted by Laura Bryson and her husband, she told us she wanted to use reclaimed materials as much as possible.  She started with some columns her father had given her that she wanted to use on the porches we designed.  This and other reclaimed materials helped her forge relationships with craftspeople who could match or repair antique components.  Finding reclaimed materials became a treasure hunt that led to some incredible finds and very special additions to her home.

Laura Bryson’s new company is Architectural Salvage Design (Click to see her website).  If you would like to include antique and salvaged materials in your next project, she knows the sources and will do the legwork for you.

Gate Progress Shots

Gate Progress Shots

It is not uncommon to find antique columns with missing or rotted bases and capitals.  That is where a talented woodworker is worth their weight in gold.



Columns In Place

Columns in Place

Eagle Snow Cleats And Finials

Eagle Snow Cleats and Finials

Eagle Snow Cleats In Place

Eagle Snow Cleats in Place

Vanity Made From Salvaged Furniture

Vanity Made From Salvaged Furniture

Additional images of their home can be found on our website under Antique Home Renovation

Photos by: Laura Bryson and Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio

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About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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