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Tour of the McLellan House in Portland, ME
Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 23, Part 2
- Part 1: Selecting and Installing Window Treatments
- Part 2: Tour of the McLellan House in Portland, ME
- Bob visits the McLellan House in Portland, ME, which is part of the Portland Museum of Art. Curator Jessica Nicoll leads Bob on a tour of a recent $8.6 million restoration project.
Highlights from the front hallway include the reproduction wallpaper (modeled after a home in Sutton, MA), the home's original wainscoting, and a painted oilcloth floor.
Bob Cariddi joins Bob to discuss the restoration of the flying staircase, the home's architectural centerpiece. The entire staircase was dismantled and put in storage while necessary structural work was completed. It was later reassembled with new laminated veneer lumber (LVL) supports. At the top of the staircase, the restored Palladian windows are visible. Each window was individually removed and restored.
Back downstairs, Nicoll takes Bob through a front parlor. The parlor's notable features include its bright green wallpaper, detailed moldings, and a false door that was created to maintain symmetry throughout the room.
- Part 3: Picture Framing
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