Turn of the Century Victorian Reproduction

I shopped for new light & plumbing fixtures to fit the style of the house I was striving for/ to give the character of an older home…

Some materials were salvaged, others repurposed in new ways to create details that could have been from the era.

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This custom made fireplace mantel was built of several components given to my carpenter with a sketch of how to put it together to look like it was of the era.



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New fixtures with the feel of antiques


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Wainscoting made from paneled doors.  That was fun!


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Carefully selected elements: apron farm sink, pendant lights, inset doors


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Bathroom details: glass knobs, mosaic hexagonal flooring,  built-in linen storage (an old window reused) and medicine cabinets, sconce lights and bead board wainscoting
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new “Victorian” tub filler


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new Quoizel tiffany style chandelier

This window made me smile every time I entered the room, especially if the sun was backlighting it.

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Beautiful old stained glass windows re-set atop each other to appear to be double hung.


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An “unfitted” bathroom
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Custom made vanity made to look like old hutch


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Reproduction mahogany mantle


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Library– paneling made with “doors”
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Oak floors throughout main living areas
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salvaged antique fixture



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Custom Break Front inspired by 2 old arched windows


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(Photo at top “featured image” from a an advertisement and good source for reproduction hardware and fixtures)

tub filler shown above by Kohler

stained glass light fixture shown above by Quoizel

pedestal sink in red walled powder room by Kohler

This home was featured on a charity house walk in 2002

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