Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Enduring Style of A. Hays Town

Blogger's Note: Richard Woods CEO of Albany Woodworks had the pleasure of working with A. Hays Town over the years before the legendary architect's passing.  A. Hays Town's designs are known for using old pine beams and rustic flooring to great effect, both staples of the Albany Woodworks catalog. 

Coming across pictures of the A. Hays Town designed 1810 River House we noticed the beautiful similarities between it and several designs completed for our customers.  Let us explore the enduring connection between the architect, the craftsman, and the beauty of antique heart pine.


(Above): Solid wood cypress windows are an easy way to update a space in the quintessential style of A. Hays Town. The room on the left side is the A. Hays Town 1810 River House and the room on the right is designed with quality reclaimed lumber from Albany Woodworks.

Legendary Louisiana architect A. Hays Town advised several projects using lumber provided by Albany Woodworks .  He and Richard Woods, CEO of Albany Woodworks, met several times to select the best types of lumber for each room of the home.  Take a look at some of our past projects inspired by the beauty of his designs -- a style that endures withstanding the test of time.


(Above): Another classic A. Hays Town detail is the old pine beams used add a dramatic entrance to an otherwise simple room.  Left: A. Hays Town, Right: Albany Woodworks.

A favorite of A. Hays Town is old well-seasoned heart pine beams and rustic heart pine flooring.  The natural character and patina of these solid wood reclaimed elements are striking and only add to the authentic beauty of A. Hays Town's designs. 


(Above): Beautiful wood elements offer a wide array of looks, but in classic A. Hayes Town fashion, these rooms have it all: old pine flooring and ceiling with antique cypress wall paneling.  Left: A. Hays Town, Right: Albany Woodworks.

Often in an A. Hays Town design it is not just the floor that gets the solid wood treatment, often antique cypress is chosen to add beautiful paneling and molding details for the wall and ceiling.