Kirby Perkins Awarded A Major Project To Restore Historic Carter’s Grove Plantation In Williamsburg, VA
August 17, 2016 - Newport, RI - The construction and restoration firm of Kirby Perkins has been awarded the contract to restore the historically significant property known as Carter’s Grove Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia. Carter’s Grove, built between 1750 and 1755, is perhaps the country’s most significant example of Georgian architecture having survived both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Set on 476 acres overlooking the James River, the residence at Carter’s Grove Plantation was built by Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert “King” Carter, who acquired the property. Kirby Perkins will work closely with the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and other partners in preservation to complete the project.
This iconic property will undergo much-needed structural, mechanical and aesthetic repairs needed to preserve it for future generations. The exterior work includes restoration of the roof, windows and doors as well as foundation work. Interior work includes new mechanicals for water, gas, electric and HVAC. All original interior surfaces will be preserved and restored including wood paneling, staircases, hardware and floors.
Kirby Perkins will have in-house project managers and restoration specialists on site throughout the project and will also utilize local workers and sub contractors to accomplish the work, which is expected to take three years to complete.