For some homeowners, new construction is the only way to go; allowing them to move into a home that is completely fresh and new – each element chosen especially by the homeowners throughout the construction process. For others, this type of home is lacking in character; they prefer to buy a home that has stood for many years – perhaps even restoring that home to the time period in which it was originally built.
Buying a period home, as anyone who has done it will tell you, is a big commitment and generally (unless the work has been done by previous owners) comes with the requirement of significant time and big money. But when it’s done right – when the molding and the flooring and all the details are restored to something that may have been used during the time when the home was first built, the result can be magic.
When the actual construction work is done the real love is in the details that are placed throughout the home. In general, homeowners will try to include those pieces that look at home in terms of decorative styles of this particular era.
One of the pieces that can be quite spectacular in this regard is grandfather clocks, as these were pieces that were just as likely to be seen in a home generations past as they are today. Certainly antique grandfather clocks can be beautiful but modern replicas allow us to enjoy the glamour and sophistication of grandfather clocks while still having the modern technology on which we can count.