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In addition to executing numerous smaller projects on an ongoing basis, including ornamental stone work, fireplaces, paneled rooms, we have written the preservation programs for individual clients and historical societies.
Recently, J.M. Kelley Ltd. has been selected as a consultant and contractor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. in addition to documenting and moving early Dutch vernacular house to the third floor of the American Wing, he has been called upon to move and reconstruct some of the important eigthteenth century interiors for the redesign of the American Wing.
Here are examples of the projects we undertake.
This project is an adaptive reuse of a wonderful 1830's Dutch barn into a grand entertainment space and quest quarters.
As you can see, the barn was in rough shape as found, but still conatained a magnificent timber frame.
The fireplace, kitchen, guestroom, and bath are contained in the new wing, fabricated in the manor of the original barn.
Part of the mission involved the rescue and removal of a Shaker work building from the original Shaker site in Colonie, New York, and it's museum quality restoration in Old Chatham, New York. This involoved not only timber frame restoration, but replication of siding, cupola, and a magnificent stone ramp.
Adjoining this structure, we designed and fabricated a sixteen thousand square foot, state-of-the-art sheep milking dairy using as a guide 1930's HABS drawings of a now destroyed Shaker barn adjacent to the one we removed.
The third part of this project was the conversion of a gracious Colonial Revival residence to an inn with professional kitchen, dining room, and 18th century type tap room.
1709 Hudson Valley Dutch House
Significant amounts of the original structure remained under mid-Victorian "improvements" which had to be carefully peeled away to reveal this rare architectural gem.
Our team amassed a considerable amount of evidence allowing us to faithfully replace missing details.