Private Home – Petaluma, California

In this extensive private project, all of the original plaster on the main home was removed and replaced with a NHL base coat and EcoMortar finish coat. For the pizza oven and garage, new structures were built and finished with matching NHL and EcoMortar plasters.

As noted, some photos are courtesy of MAD architecture.

Monadnock Building – San Francisco, California

San Francisco’s Monadnock Building, designed by Frederick H. Meyer, is famous for surviving both the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire in 1906 when it was partially constructed, and two separate attempts by the U.S. Army to destroy it with dynamite. Today, this historic building is undergoing restorative repointing using NHL 3.5.

Estudillo House – Old Town San Diego, California

The Casa de Estudillo in Old Town San Diego is a historic adobe house in Old Town San Diego in San Diego, California. Constructed in 1827, it was once considered one of the finest houses in Mexican California. The house has recently been undergoing restoration on the exterior walls. NHL 3.5 and EcoMortar were applied on the outside of the adobe structure.

Casa de Estudillo
Before – By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
Casa de Estudillo Restoration
After

After Photos Courtesy of von Kurt/Lipsman:

Parliament Buildings – Ottawa, Canada

Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars are being used for the restoration of Canada’s historic Parliament Buildings. This is one of Canada’s largest restoration projects. Construction first started in 1860, and now consists of several buildings. The restoration project first started in 2002 and is now focused on the three core historic buildings, the West Block, Centre Block, and East Block. St. Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime mortar can guarantee that the building will continue to live a healthy life and allow the masonry to behave as it should.

OttawaParliament

{Source: By Saffron Blaze (Own work) (CC-BY-SA-3.0), via Wikimedia Commons}

 

Parliament of Brittany – Rennes, France

This masterpiece of XVII century French architecture was nearly destroyed by fire in 1994. Its complete restoration and reconstruction lasted three years, using Saint Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime in all phases of masonry, plaster and render.

Parliament Of Brittany

{Photo by Eusebius (Guillaume Piolle). Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.}