The Ridge – Former Abell SchoolReturn to Portfolio
Historic restoration and an adaptive re-use project of a registered Historic property. This late nineteenth century Beaux Artes Mansion was designed by Baldwin & Pennington and was built by John Stack & Sons. Originally a twenty-eight room residence that was later turned into a school for handicapped children, CAM returned it to a private residence and won numerous awards for our efforts.
This project required removal of lead based paint and asbestos, installation of a heating and the design and installation of the home’s first air conditioning system – installed with no disruption to the historic interior fabric of the home. The project also included restoration of the plaster walls, ceilings and crown moldings, restoration of the interior shutters and a complete restoration of a two story tower, replete with brick, terra-cotta, metal cornices, lead coated copper, slate roofing, etc..