Hidden Cabinet: Historic Finds in Old Town Alexandria

October 4, 2016 | Historic Finds

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Can you imagine finding a hidden cabinet behind the walls of your living room? We uncovered these shelves behind a wall during renovation of an Old Town Alexandria home.  This home, built more than two centuries ago, also had a cistern (see previous post) buried under the basement floor. The shelves were likely part of a cabinet … Continue Reading »

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Cistern and Gas Lamp: Historic Finds in Old Town Alexandria Home

September 14, 2016 | Historic Finds

While renovating historic homes in Old Town Alexandria, we often discover, or uncover, original features and artifacts. These historic finds make us ever more curious about Old Town’s rich history, and a way of life before modern plumbing and electricity. We would like to share some of our recent finds from an Old Town Alexandria home built in … Continue Reading »

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Harry Braswell Receives NARI Contractor of the Year GRAND Award

March 11, 2016 | Awards

Harry Braswell and Braswell Design+Build’s Senior Project Designer Kim Kruskamp at the NARI Capital CotY Awards Gala on March 5. Braswell Design+Build’s Princess Street Alexandria townhome renovation ($550-750K) earned the 2015 NARI Contractor of the Year GRAND Award (First Place)! Congratulations to our client and team members Architect Erin May of Elm Street Consulting, Braswell … Continue Reading »

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