What: Tampa Preservation, Inc. Historic Homes Workshop
When: April 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 1706 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost: Free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members, $5 for non-members
NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
It’s easy to fall in love with an old house. One look at their high ceilings, built in cabinets, large windows and deep porches set along grand tree lined streets and your heart is sold. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to know what to do when the house you fell in love with is in need of repair. To help smitten old house lovers, Tampa Preservation, Inc. is once again offering a one day Historic Homes Workshop to connect homeowners to experts who will share their knowledge of historic home renovation.
The theme for this year’s workshop is Maintaining the Old House with a focus on preventing future costly repairs. With twelve workshops offered, maintenance topics will include Restoring Wood Windows, Foundation and Roof Repair, Appropriate Exterior Details as well as interior renovation topics such as Remodeling a Period Bath. A highlight this year will be a special workshop at Schiller’s Architectural Salvage on Incorporating Salvaged Materials in Home Decor. Admission to the workshop is free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members and $5 for non-members. Lunch will be available for Workshop participants to purchase.
“We get a lot of calls at the TPI office for homeowners looking for professionals to help them with their historic homes from design issues to contractors to do the work,” observes Becky Clarke, TPI President. “This event will showcase local experts who will share their knowledge and hopefully give away some of their industry secrets.” In addition to the Workshops, a vendor display area will allow homeowners to meet and discuss their home projects with preservation-related businesses such as Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors (wood floor repair and refinishing), Wood Window Makeover (historic window repair) and Historic Shed (custom sheds for historic homes).
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2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
A: Deferred Maintenance Nightmares by Scott Sidler of Austin Home Restorations
B: The Beginning and the End – Foundations and Roofs by Robert Holsopple of Robert F. Holsopple Inc.
C: Around the Old House by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed
A: Beautiful Bathrooms by Leigh Wilson Versaggi, AIA
B: Outside the Old House – Rafters, Eaves, Soffits & Siding by Peter Carlin of Carlin Construction
C: Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors by Dennis Prieur of Through the Wood Fine Wood Floors
Lunch 12:00-1:00 Available from Destination Grill
A: Managing Preservation/ Planning Your Project by Benjamin Buckley, Home Inspector
B: Purposeful Painting by Jett Tanner of Tanner Paints
C: Salvage Chic by Charlie Schiller of Schiller’s Architectural Salvage
A: Choosing the Right Contractor by Jeffrey Danner
B: Restoring Your Old Wood Windows by Steve Quilian of Wood Window Makeover
C: Why Do We Persevere (strike that) Preserve by Lucy Jones of Cardno Entrix
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7:00 PM
join us for some hilarious tales and
sound advice about restoring old houses —
includes an awesome slide show!
co-hosted by Tampa Preservation, Inc.
Ron Tanner tells the story of his adventures with girlfriend Jill as they attempt to save and restore a grand old Baltimore Victorian that was wrecked by a notorious fraternity.
Ron and Jill—his girlfriend of six months—discovered the house of their dreams in 2000: a landmark Baltimore brownstone that had belonged to a notorious fraternity. It was condemned property, had sat abandoned for nearly a year, and was such a wreck that no one would buy it. But Jill wanted the house and Ron wanted Jill. So he bought the 4500-square-foot ruin. Neither he nor Jill knew anything about house repair or renovation. The bank gave them six months to get the house up to code. The neighborhood historians told them flatly, “You’ll never bring that house back.” Ron’s realtor said, “This house will eat you alive.” Ron’s mother said, “Why do you always do things the hard way?”
Impulsive and quixotic—and with two marriages behind him—Ron inspired little confidence. His life had been a series of mistakes and wrong turns. He recognized that taking on this wrecked frat house could be the biggest mistake of his life and he wondered if this time, in what seemed his final reach for love, he had reached too far. As soon as he and Jill started working on the house, they were at odds every day and it became clear to them both that the project would very likely ruin them financially and emotionally. Panicked, flirting with bankruptcy, and barreling through disasters, they had to learn how to live, love, and work together—and succeed against seemingly insurmountable odds.
A book for lovers, dreamers, do-it-yourselfers, and fans of old houses, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story recounts Ron and Jill’s adventure, offering inspiration, insight, and hilarity as they hammer away at the American Dream of home ownership and true love. In 2008, This Old House magazine published a feature story about Ron and Jill’s work. The online version of this story drew more than 400,000 readers to the magazine’s website.
The Preservation Roundtable will meet at its regular scheduled time – Wednesday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at the TPI/Ybor City Museum Office at 2009 N. 18th Street (Angel Oliva Dr.) – corner of Palm Ave. All historic preservation interested residents are welcome to attend. For more info, contact the TPI office.