PRIVATE RESIDENCE, UPPER EAST SIDE
Constructed in 1918, this elegant Renaissance Revival style townhouse is a national and local heritage building. It was included in the Upper Eastside Historic District in 1981. For the beginning stage of the major multi-phase renovation, Opus created multiple mockups around the interior to identify major decorative elements. The salon being the finest room in the building is characterized by the blue hand-painted wallpaper murals, the highly ornamental plaster cornice and intricate woodwork door surrounds.

 
 
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PLASTER: BEFORE

Multiple layers of overpainting cover the plaster cornice and frieze.

 
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PLASTER: IN PROGRESS

Removing layers of paint from the ornamental plaster.

 
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PLASTER: AFTER

Completely removed paint, revealing the original plaster detail.

 
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WOOD: BEFORE

Multiple layers of overpainting cover the wood door surround panels.

 
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WOOD: IN PROGRESS

Discovering partial gold leaf elements.

 
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WOOD: AFTER

Completely removed all paint and finishes, revealing the original wood door surround panels.