We've had the very fortunate opportunity to

collaborate on several prominent garden

restorations with Will Rieley & Associates

and the Garden Club of Virginia, and complete

various projects for important properties listed

on the National Register of Historic Places, 

including: Montpelier, Monticello, Belmont, 

University of Virginia, Woodlawn Plantation, 

Sailor's Snug Harbor, Burwell-Morgan Mill,

Mary Ball Washington House, Edgemont Farm,

Guthrie Hall, Blandy Farm, Hollins University,

Historic Jamestowne, and ‚ÄčSunnybank Farm.

Recent endeavors have found us departing

the terra firma for a nautical destination- 

performing detailed restorations on historic

Robbins Reef Lighthouse, which is situated on

a rocky shoal in the midst of New York Harbor. 

to view images of our work, click second button of slide show  >

reproduction of historic bridges at Hollins University

Restoration of vernacular architecture and landmark sites is a means of preserving our cultural heritage, and the rehabilitation and reproduction of building details to exacting specifications allows us to coexist with the craftsmen and designers of times past. We share in their accomplishments while examining extant fragments, uncoupling joinery and removing layers of finish to reveal palimpsest notes.  If we listen closely, remnants of an original artifact recite their own story, then graciously request a new lease on life. To repair a forlorn architectural element or re-create a missing one is indeed a rewarding  experience, for most of what was built then is rarely ever built that way today.  

Historic Restoration

Plank Road Studios 


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