Mission Revival 1915 alamo-Arts&crafts


Duplex Manifesto Arts & Crafts Edition.


this is a story of survival

a testament of craftsmanship: the timeless fortitude that layers of dimensional lumber and plaster provided in the golden era.

our Mission Revival of 1915 is a rarity in early spanish influenced architecture that is prominent in the southeast.

DeidreÔÇÖs design mindfully created a peninsula that was large enough for guests, but still maintains the scale of the craftsman era built-ins throughout the unit.


We mainly stayed true to form with this unit, tradition being honored and safely restoring her for generations of future preservationists to come.


following our rescue of late 20ÔÇÖs deco in Powderhorn, another fitting real world trial of the resiliciancy of craftsman era architecture.

her three stories of wide plank maple and box beamed ceilings were left for dead by long term owners who didnÔÇÖt have the desire or means to grant her the attention necessary to ensure her longevity for future generations.


a leaking roof for nearly a decade was a sound testament to the resiliency of period era plaster and lath!

The complications are vast on a structure with three forms of roofing in one footprint: sheet metal capped parapets, traditional pitched shingle, and membrane flats over her west facing porches.


Stickney-era-craftsman duplexes are in-danger mainly due to their cost of upkeep, the millwork alone is a 300 hour endeavor to complete the restoration you see in this upper unit.

We decided to go overboard on the maple and oak burl to make up for many decades of utter neglect.

We gleefully removed her from orphan status, her stacked identical dwellings offer an enormous footprint- one that encompasses 10ÔÇÖ ceilings, sprawling screen porches, and private entries.


We opened up her interior with craftsman era millwork that was carefully matched by our trim carpenters. The social layout combines our passions for modernization, with unending respect to the original architecture of the space.

Cabinetry is all custom inset oak, with matching millwork finishing process to marry the new nicely with that of 104 year old millwork.


Door style was created from influences of vertical and horizontals in the time period

Honed marble is timeless as the leaded glass doors on the 14ÔÇÖ dining buffet-

Future phases will add some timely correct nuances of texture and pattern-dining hall wall coverings, a bath reset with paper and correction from modern to period lighting.

The patina runs long in this unit. Twenty-eight feet of southern exposure niched built-ins stretch from the great room to the dining.


Her Parapet walls are derived from recognized churches and famous structures like the alamo in the west, pronounced parapet walls provided the curved symmetry to the curbside.

The spanish mission movement coincided with the arts & crafts, a rarity of exterior suave and interior box framed ornateness of the Stickney era.


This revival posed its challenges: mainly in the back-breaking thicket of millwork restoration once it had been water damaged and decayed for decades. The resulting exuberance of her after mood delivers a meaning to the blood, sweat & tears.


As always we owe a great deal of credit and thanks to our designer Deidre and the wonderful gift of the craftsman that deliver on our visions.


Our brilliant framer and millworker Mr. Ring was paramount in crafting the opening in true Stickney-boxed-detail-form


The Alamo of Kingfield was another rewarding experience, now hopefully once the first wave of stewards arrive, we can focus our attention to the facade and gardens which will be provide great reprieve for our patient neighbors.