Luxury Condos in America’s Oldest City Feature Antique River-Recovered® Heart Pine and Longleaf Throughout

The Lakeview Condos in historic St. Augustine Florida date back to the late 1800s.  The Lakeview building was constructed between 1885-1893 by the firm of McGuire and McDonald, famously known for constructing the Ponce De Leon Hotel.  Both structures were built by Standard Oil tycoon, Henry Flagler; the Ponce as a luxury hotel and the Lakeview building as the male staff quarters for the hotel.  Originally, the Lakeview building was referred to as the “Ponce De Leon barracks.”

Fast forward to 2004 when the building was purchased and developed into luxury condominiums. Lakeview sits on the edge of Lake Maria Sanchez in a prime area of town just blocks off the heart of the old city.

October 2016 brought powerful hurricane Matthew to the area, which flooded the historic district of America’s oldest city as it passed at high tide.  Sadly, the Lakeview building took on five inches of water from Lake Sanchez.  Goodwin worked closely with the owners association to replace the original heart pine flooring.  Most units were restored using River-Recovered Heart Pine Character or Antique Longleaf pine.  Much of the replacement heart pine was either 2-1/2″ or 3-1/4″.  The 800-1000sf units are now light and airy living spaces with wonderful architectural transoms over the doors and arched passageway. Goodwin is always most pleased when we can be a part of historic restorations.

River-Recovered® Heart Pine Adds Southern Charm to Popular BBQ Restaurant

Venture down to the foot of the intercoastal bridge in Flagler Beach and you will find a charming restaurant featuring true southern BBQ. Baynes BBQ was founded by Chef Bayne Hayes less than a year ago.

Hayes wanted the interior design of his restaurant to reflect the southern heritage behind his tasty bbq. Goodwin milled 3-1/4″ River-Recovered Heart Pine Character grade to create feature walls and a bar front.  We also supplied a large River-Recovered Heart Cypress slab for liquor shelves behind the bar.

Baynes BBQ is a truly green and sustainable building project, as almost every wood feature in the restaurant can claim the title of reclaimed wood. Even the maple table tops are reclaimed wood from an old bowling alley in Gainesville, Florida.

Florida folk – next time you get a hankerin’ for some true southern fried pickles, Brunswick stew, mac’n cheese, collard greens, piles of BBQ pork, brisket, ribs, chicken & sausage and of course, homemade banana pudding, it’s well worth a trip to Baynes BBQ.  And, when you go, let us know what you think of the heart pine!

Sydonie Mansion

Historic Restoration Featuring Antique River-Recovered® Heart Pine Floor Boards

A popular destination for discerning visitors, Mount Dora, Florida is one of the quaintest little gems in the south.  It is home to the historic Sydonie Mansion, built in 1904 for Pittsburgh steel magnate, James L. Laughlin. It is the only known example of the work of esteemed architect, Grosvenor Atterbury, in the entire state of Florida. Atterbury specified quarter sawn, vertical grain, 2-1/2″ “hard” pine flooring throughout the majority of the 22,000 square foot palatial estate home.

The Laughlin family eventually sold the estate to Hampden Dubose Academy.  Then, in 2014, current owners Clark & Amy Frogley set out to restore the mansion and open a museum/event venue.

The leaking roof over the porch caused the center boards leading to the front door to rot.

The Frogleys, wanting to honor Atterbury’s original specifications, turned to Goodwin for assistance.  We milled full length 16ft tongue and groove River-Recovered® heart pine floor boards to help restore the porch to its former safe and stately glory.  The Frogleys then sanded and finished the beautiful porch that had long ago been painted brown.

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Gainesville’s Historic Preservation Movement

Goodwin Company would like to extend a special “thank you” to Peggy MacDonald, executive director of the Matheson History Museum.  She authored a wonderful story in this past Sunday’s Gainesville Magazine about Gainesville, Florida’s historic preservation movement.  She made note of Goodwin’s contributions of Old Florida longleaf heart pine flooring for the museum’s newly restored Library and Archives building; previously the Gainesville Gospel Tabernacle and Melting Pot Restaurant.  She also mentioned the Firestone building, which received a 2015 Honorable Mention for Adaptive Reuse from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation (FTHP). We milled River-Recovered® and reclaimed Legacy Vertical Heart pine for that project as well.

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Wow! This Antique Wood Kitchen Flooring is as Unique as it is Gorgeous

Check out this gorgeous antique wood kitchen floor handcrafted from 12” end grain antique heart pine.  Goodwin milled this unique wood kitchen flooring to have more of a “tile” look. It was installed twelve years ago by our good friends at Absolute Hardwood Floors in a lovely historic home in Palm Beach, Florida.  You can see all the elegance and detail, including the growth rings.  This beauty certainly is a one of a kind!

Goodwin values our long-term partnerships with esteemed companies such as Absolute.  We are currently milling an antique heart pine floor for them to install into another home in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. And, yes, antique wood is perfect for beach homes.  Goodwin’s proprietary Diamond finish will not only protect it, but will keep it looking fresh for years to come.

Since antique wood is trending in contemporary design, now is the time to consider giving your beach home a new look.  Contact us today for a complimentary customized consultation with one of our antique wood flooring experts.

 

Wow! This Antique Wood Kitchen Flooring is as Unique as it is Gorgeous

Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Floors Blend Perfectly with Contemporary Accents

We are proud to show off the beautiful kitchen in the home of our good friend and client, Maureen Stafford.  Maureen is a preservationist and past president of the Old Northeast Neighborhood Association in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Goodwin milled 1020 square feet of Legacy building reclaimed heart pine select and vertical flooring to help with her restoration project.

We absolutely adore her gorgeous reclaimed wood kitchen floors.  Just look at how the antique wood perfectly blends with the contemporary countertops, appliances and accents:

People often ask if antique wood is suitable for kitchens and the answer is, “YES!” In fact, most people who install reclaimed wood kitchen floors say they will never go back to having any other type of flooring in their kitchen, period. Goodwin’s new proprietary finishes formulated exclusively for resinous reclaimed and River-Recovered® antique wood are perfect for wood floors in your kitchen. The Diamond finish is second in hardness only to diamonds, making it suitable for high traffic areas, kids and pets. Oh, and all of our finishes are environmentally friendly, too.

Interested in learning more about how reclaimed wood kitchen floors can breathe new life into your home? Give us a call, we are here to help!

This is How We Finish…

This video shows Goodwin’s Naily heart pine being finished on site by our partner Heritage Wood Finish Company (HWFC).  Goodwin has partnered with HWFC to develop proprietary, custom finishes specifically formulated for our resinous antique River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood. Goodwin now offers a variety of install ready products – including wide plank flooring, wood walls, wood ceilings and wood paneling – featuring custom colors, textures and environmentally friendly finishes:

  • Zero to very low volatile compounds
  • Second in hardness only to diamonds
  • Customizable to fit your specific design needs
  • Child, pet and environmentally friendly

Goodwin’s antique heart pine beams are recovered from 19th century industrial buildings where carpenters would choose the best face of the beam to nail to. This results in our beautiful naily faced floor grade we get to enjoy now, two centuries later.

Our finisher guides the milled flooring and wood paneling material onto the finishing machine. This is the final process in the manufacturing of our finished wood flooring and paneling for wood walls and ceilings. The grade in the video features rich red tones as a result of oxidation during its life in the industrial buildings. Splashes of yellow heart can be found throughout the grade as well. The black staining around the nail holes is also a result of oxidation. This chemical reaction occurs between the extractives in the antique wood and the iron nails that were used so many years ago resulting the rustic unique character that we see today.

This historic reclaimed wood can’t help but hint to its past even in modern spaces, like the window sills featured in Gainesville, Florida’s Swamphead Brewery. As you can see, introducing antique wood walls, wood paneling or wood flooring adds a warm, natural and relaxing feel to any room in your home or office. From sinker cypress wood walls, paneling and ceilings to heartpine flooring and accents, the use of River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood in contemporary design is on the rise as consumers seek unique and sustainable products to personalize their home and work spaces.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention Re-Cap

Goodwin had a wonderful time making new friends and seeing old ones at the 2017 AIA Convention in Orlando, Florida.  We were pleased to exhibit alongside numerous luxury and high end manufacturers, all showing off the latest architectural products and design trends.  It was refreshing to see just how popular antique wood is in contemporary design. More and more architects are specifying wood for projects outside the scope of historical renovation.  In fact, reclaimed wood kitchen floors, cypress wood walls and antique wood paneling were some of the hottest 2017 contemporary design trends featured at the convention.

For those of you who could not be there, our Marketing Manager, Jeffrey Forbes, produced this video to give you an inside look at the convention. Enjoy!

2017 Florida Historic Preservation Conference

Visit Goodwin at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Houston, Texas 2The Florida Trust will host its 39th Annual Conference on May 18-20, 2017. Goodwin will be a part of this year’s Conference Marketplace.  We will have a booth set up from 2pm on Wednesday, May 17th through Friday, May 19th at the Hilton Bayfront, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The theme of this year’s conference is: “Preservation Reinvented for Art and Enterprise.”

Each year, the Florida Trust Annual Conference attracts professionals and volunteers from throughout the state, including historic site managers, architects, archaeologists, designers and municipal planners. Historic preservation is a priority for Goodwin, and we are proud to be part of this exciting event!

If you happen to be in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, feel free to stop by the Conference Marketplace and say “hi” to Jeffrey Forbes, Goodwin’s Marketing Manager.  Jeffrey will have the latest Goodwin products on display, and is happy to discuss any current or future projects you have in mind.

Hope to see you there!

The Firestone Building in Gainesville, Florida received an “Honorable Mention for Adaptive Reuse” award from the Florida Trust in 2015.  Goodwin milled the River-Recovered® and reclaimed Legacy Vertical Heartpine for this historic renovation project.

Don’t Forget to Visit Goodwin at AIA!

Carol, Jeffrey and Dan are at the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference Expo in Orlando, Florida today and tomorrow (April 27th and 28th).  Don’t forget to download your free expo pass.  Stop by our both (#1129) to receive a flash drive with two (2) free CEUs.  We will also be conducting live demonstrations on the ease of installing antique heart cypress and heart pine walls and paneling.

You can also register to receive information on our new design contest where one lucky AIA member will receive up to $10,000 of antique wood paneling for their home or office. More exciting details to come….

Hope to see you at AIA!

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