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The Timeless House Book CoverWhat We Build Defines Us.

What do our homes say about us? What stories are they telling? Are they declarations of integrity, beauty, and heritage? Or do they suggest we have lost our sense of value, craft, and harmony? In an age of “instant” homes, how do we build something timeless that weaves a tale of character, values, history, and heart? What are we communicating to our children with the homes we choose?

All of these questions are answered in the July 2014 release of Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age. Also read and discuss these topics with author and historic millwork expert Brent Hull on the blog.

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Hull Historical Project Featured in White House Historical Association 2015 Look Book

I am honored to announce that Hull Historical’s custom work “Windows of the White House Mirrors – Arched & Triangular Pediments” is featured in the White House Historical Association’s 2015 Look Book.

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For more than 50 years the White House Historical Association has helped to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion. Part of this mission is rooted in the Official White House Christmas Ornament, a unique collectible that has become part of the holiday tradition of millions of American families.

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Windows of the White House Mirrors, arched and triangular styles lined up at Brent Hull’s Hull Historical Custom Millwork Shop, Fort Worth, TX awaiting shipment to Washington, D.C.

In 2015, the White House Historical Association has expanded its offerings to include a wider variety of holiday gifts, such as cookie cutters, snow globes, recipe books, and mirror replicas of the White House Windows.

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Inspired by the architecture and details of the exterior windows on the north façade of the White House, each exclusive “Windows of the White House Mirror” spans over two feet wide and four feet tall.

Windows of the White House Mirror's in production at Hull Historical via Instagram https://instagram.com/hullhistorical/

Windows of the White House Mirror’s in production at Hull Historical via Instagram https://instagram.com/hullhistorical/

The project was a collaborative effort between some of the finest craftsman, architects and businesses in the United States. Based off of the detailed replica drawings created by Michael Franck, AIA (Franck & Lohsen Architects, Washington, DC), the corbels were hand carved by Ian Agrell (Agrell Architectural Carving, NY) and then cast in plaster and replicated by Decorators Supply (Chicago, IL). Finally, all moldings and mirror components were assembled at Hull Historical (Fort Worth, TX).

All components of the Window of the White House Mirror were assembled at Hull Historical, Fort Worth, TX.

All components of the Window of the White House Mirror were assembled at Hull Historical, Fort Worth, TX.

Each mirror is handcrafted and painted “White House” white. The end result is a perfectly scaled and proportionate replica of the windows found on one of the most iconic and classically designed buildings in the world. A limited edition quantity of 50 of each pediment style, arched and triangular, were manufactured exclusively for the 2015 Look Book.

You can view the complete details of the “Windows of the White House Mirror” along with a range of other holiday products on the White House Historical Associations 2015 online Look Book.

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