Scope of Work
HA intends to restore the James Brice House to its completed 1774 appearance. The result will be an academically sound, museum-grade restoration of the exterior and interior of the house implemented to the highest standards applied to traditional building restorations. Since the house retains most of its original fabric in the center block, much of the work beyond replacement of building systems will focus on the restoration of finishes (plaster, paint, masonry, wood elements, etc.) and replacement of its few missing parts.
Once complete, the first and second floors of the center block will be open to the public for tours, preservation research, educational programming, and exhibitions showcasing the building’s extraordinary architecture and history. The east and west hyphens will continue to be used as meeting space and headquarter offices for HA.