Palm Beach – Dade County Pine

Posted on Apr 11, 2012

We have always wanted to do work in the town of Palm Beach on those beautiful older homes that ooze with character.  We were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to remodel a lovely “Four Square” style house built in 1919.  Not only is the home a dream project but we also lucked out with an excellent, enthusiastic and involved homeowner to work with as well.  It has been a rewarding experience for all of us at Vintage and we realize that our skills and level of commitment to detail are a perfect match for this type of work.

The house had original Dade County Pine flooring throughout all of the original main areas and bedrooms in the two-story home.  Some of the rooms were even done in boards the entire length of the room!  Considering the age of the home the floors were in fairly good condition but required refinishing.  We came across a few areas in the Kitchen and Butler’s Pantry areas where the boards needed to be replaced.  This posed an initial obstacle since the Dade County Pine material is technically extinct in Florida.  Our project manager, John Krayeski, sourced the material from a unique reclaimed wood company called Old Florida Lumber Company in Ft. Lauderdale.  John was blown away by the extent and the uniqueness of their inventory, and was able to find enough of the original Dade County Pine material to do the repairs we required.

Restoring the iconic Floridian wood floors maintained the character of the house that we have been very careful to hold onto throughout the entire renovation efforts with this home.

Check out some of the before and after shots in the Kitchen!  We weren’t the only ones enthused with the outcome – the homeowners, neighbors, and even many of the subcontractors were bragging about the end result.