To make our new construction complement the existing architecture on the 1926 Kuppersmith Project house, we turned some of the salvaged heart pine beams into support brackets for the stoop roof over a door on the garage.

Other steps we took to blend the new construction with the old on the exterior of the house included adding a brick wing wall to the garage and using cast iron vents in the foundation around the house.

Watch this video to find out more.

Further Information

  • Laying Brick One at a Time on the Kuppersmith Project (video)
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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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