Historical Restoration

Older Homes or buildings with historical significance or ~ "character" ~ are favorites of ours at CD Kaller. We have a deep appreciation of structures that have stood up against time, and we can provide both the expertise and the special brand of TLC that an older property often needs.

Some of the more prominent projects we've had the pleasure to work on include...



c1721 Penrose-Strawbridge House at Graeme Park in Horsham, PA. This project is a complete restoration being undertaken by the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association. CD Kaller has been involved in several phases of this project including replacing windows, replacing a cedar shake pent roof, masonry and stucco repairs, window frame repairs, painting, new roof and doors in the well room, and more.


photo of Penrose Strawbridge House
"Curt - and CD Kaller Inc - have a great appreciation of older and historically significant buildings. This shows through in the work that they do. They repair what needs to be repaired and replace what needs to be replaced, without disturbing the character of what has been there for 200+ years."

1867 Crescent Boat Club on historic Boat House Row in Philadelphia. CD Kaller repaired or replaced much of the exterior woodwork, replaced the stucco, repainted the exterior - then added new gutters to protect it all.

"You overcame our concerns at the first meeting as you shared the approach you would take as you fully recognized the stakes of working on this historic building and you delivered! .... Feedback from club members and others on the Row have been extremely complimentary."
photo of Crescent Boat Club on Philadelphia's Boat House Row


c1753 Novotny House in Horsham, PA. Complete restoration by CD Kaller Inc. The Novotny House was scheduled for demolition but was saved through the efforts of HPHA, Horsham Township, and the David Cutler Group. Curt Kaller purchased the property from David Cutler and gave this 260 year old colonial era gem new life. Special features include a new cedar shake roof (50 year warranty!) , historically accurate replacement windows, new shutters, stucco, a new two car garage .. plus much more.


1811 Loller Academy now used as Hatboro's Borough Hall. The Loller Academy building has a clock in its tower that was made by Isaiah Lukens which was installed in 1812. A seven day clock, it has a bell in the tower above it that rings hourly. Lukens made a similar clock in 1829 for Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The Millbrooke Society of Hatboro is leading an effort to restore the Lukens clock. CD Kaller replaced what were probably the original 1811 windows.
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The Penrose Strawbridge House is a circa 1721 home in Horsham PA. CD Kaller has been very active in the restoration of this home.
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photo of Crescent Boat Club on Philadelphia's Boat House Row
Crescent Boat Club was formed in 1867 and the boat house, a National Historic Landmark on Philadelphia's famous Boat House Row, was designed by noted architect Charles Balderston very early in his career. CD Kaller Inc repaired or replaced much of the exterior woodwork, replaced the stucco, repainted the exterior and added new gutters. The boat club president wrote "Feedback from club members and others on the Row have been extremely complimentary. As I like to say, the house "pops" now."
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Novotny House after restoration by CD Kaller Inc
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