Overmantel and Salvaged Doors
Because he couldn't salvage all the interior doors, he installed the old hardware and locksets on new ones, along with glass doorknobs found at flea markets. "Yeah, it's a lot of work to carve out the mortise, but it would be such a shame to have new doors and hardware—it wouldn't be right," he says. He even fashioned lead caps to top the black-painted exterior shutters for period-appropriate protection from rain.
Pitured: Over the master suite's sitting room fireplace, tapered pilasters topped with dentil molding and a double-fish motif meet the ceiling's elaborate crown molding.