Historic Renovation

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Historic Home - Main Street, Annville

This beautiful home in the historic district of Annville was commissioned by Bishop Mills of Lebanon Valley College at the turn of the last century, and later owned by renowned local artist Bruce Johnson and his wife. The current owners are determined to maintain the house and its originality, so when the upstairs balcony porch railings started to deteriorate, they sought Michael’s expertise. Much of the wood was rotted, but he saved as much as he could, milled it down and used it for fill or for moldings. The original railing design was copied and recreated in his shop. Vertical grain cedar and redwood were used in this restoration, insuring the new railings will last as long as the old.

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1700’s Farmhouse, Hummelstown

This 1700’s farmhouse on the National Historic Register dates back to the founding of our nation, and so did the outside windowsills. Six windows had to be restored. Michael chose to save what was still intact, and what was rotted he filled in and recreated with a substance called Abatron, which can be molded and sculpted to look like original dowels, wood grain, etc. The upstairs south-facing window had to be completely replaced, and clear vertical rain cedar was used, ensuring long life in the face of constant sun and wear.

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Charelian Remodels & Renovation
Located in historic Annville, Pennsylvania
Serving Lebanon, Lancaster, and Dauphin Counties
717-685-1101 phone
717-685-1103 fax
PA Contractors Lic. # 006498
Fully Insured
EPA Certified Renovator













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