Valley Forge Estate

Schuylkill Township, PA


Helena Van Vliet Architect



Project Description

A new home which features a double height window wall, and custom designed iron balconies. The project also includes a fore bay addition to an 18th century Stone and Timber barn. The barn had undergone several modifications over the years that had compromised its structural stability. The owner wanted to preserve the structure in spite of the racking it had undergone. Stone walls were stabilized using techniques to mimic traditional vernacular wall bracing. And recycled timbers were used to restore original frame proportions with mortised and pegged joints.