Built in 1906, the building has changed hands multiple times before finally being rebranded in 2017 as City House. Since then, countless hours have been spent restoring the original wood flooring, plaster ceiling, marble stairs, and gold accents that can be found on each floor.
We owe an enormous Thank You to all of those who have spent their time and energy restoring City House to its historical originality, allowing us to enjoy the architecture and design for years to come.
Images above supplied by Decorative Arts Conservation LLC
Stephanie Hulman is the conservator and owner of Decorative Arts Conservation LLC, and has been working in the field of heritage preservation since 2005. She is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). After earning her Master of Science in Art Conservation degree from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation in 2012, she has worked as a contract conservator for the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Hulman started working on projects at City House in 2016 and has worked to preserve many of the original historic finishes in the house, such as the varnished mahogany woodwork, the gilded capitals, and the painted and gilded ceilings. “City House is an amazingly well-preserved architectural treasure in Baltimore. The craftsmanship and materials that went into this building are astounding, and it is an honor to be part of its preservation.”
Restoring City House to its original glory is a constant on-going project. Stephanie has been with us since the very beginning, and still spends two days a week working on different projects on each floor. While Stephanie's business is located for Baltimore, she works for a variety of museums and private clients through the Mid-Atlantic region. She focuses on the treatment of decorative arts with specialties including painted furniture and objects, polychrome sculpture, lacquer, murals, gilded surfaces, and architectural finishes.
If you visit us at City House, you might just run into Stephanie as she works on a piece of
original mahogany wood with magnifying glasses and tiny paint brushes.