STODDARD, N.H., Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlisle Wide Plank Floors is honored to have partnered with Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro, NH, to handcraft wide plank flooring as part of the Inn's extensive renovation of the Pickering homestead. Built in 1813, the homestead was named to the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance's annual "Seven to Save" list of properties in desperate need of rescue. When it looked likely Pickering House would be demolished, local residents Peter & Patty Cooke purchased the property.
The Cookes invested more than two years planning the next chapter for Pickering House as a distinctive inn. Patty drew upon her expertise as founder of Wentworth Style, a home renovation design firm, to create a design that retained the structure's original architecture while adding modern features. When it came time to select the floors for the Inn, no species was more appropriate than Heart Pine, a true American classic.
"We are fortunate to have been involved in this renovation. Our company was founded on restoration projects, from boutique inns to large residential homes, and maintaining the historical relevance of handcrafted wood floors is a cornerstone of our company." – Chris Sy, President, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.
The couple opted for 7-11" wide, prefinished Heart Pine floors from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. Heart Pine is known for its rich coloring and unique place in history, from New England Colonial homes to industrial factories. The warm color tones paired with rustic knots and character created depth and vibrancy that brought the rooms to life. The result was a stunning floor that replicated wide planks that could have been found in the original tavern.
"When we renovated Pickering House, we wanted to retain the look and feel of the original 1813 property, while updating it for today's guests. Carlisle's wide pine floors gave us the authentic historic look that we wanted, with the durability that we needed for a busy inn. Carlisle's wide plank flooring was the perfect solution – and we loved staying local by doing business with another New Hampshire company!" – Patty Cooke, owner and designer, Pickering House Inn.
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For over 50 years, Carlisle has provided the world's most beautiful flooring, crafted with unmatched pride, passion and purpose. It has always been important for us to produce natural, custom designed, sustainable products that are beautiful, durable and make a positive difference in people's lives. With our main headquarters in Stoddard, New Hampshire, Carlisle also has showrooms in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC with a local representative in Los Angeles.
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