Pretty Porticos

Finally, something other than a roofing video! A lot of people have asked for a little more in depth tour of the porticos on the Mooreland House. Kerry has fulfilled that request. Today’s video has no construction or destruction. It is merely a video of how much design was put into the building of this beautiful mansion. Col. Moore truly loved his Minnie Ball.

12 thoughts on “Pretty Porticos

  1. Jeri June 27, 2021 / 09:00

    Are you going to leave the veranda enclosed or return it to the original design? Yes, it is beautiful 🤩.

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    • moorelandhouse June 27, 2021 / 09:03

      We will probably take the doors off but leave some type of steps.


  2. Diana June 27, 2021 / 12:28

    loved the video. The details are absolutely gorgeous
    thank you

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  3. Carrie Myers June 27, 2021 / 14:26

    The tool marks you mentioned are blocks that were tooled by hand through a process called crandalling. Skilled stonecutters cut shallow grooves into the surface of the stone, resulting in a fine, pebble-like surface that looks more elegant and reflects light more dramatically than unaltered limestone. It’s seen all over Biltmore House in Asheville.

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    • moorelandhouse June 27, 2021 / 14:28

      Thanks Carrie! Frank has some of the tools to do that but he hasn’t tried it yet. We are going to have to remake some of the stones on the stone facades.


      • Carrie Myers June 27, 2021 / 14:56

        Do you by chance know which stone quarry the stones came from?


        • moorelandhouse June 27, 2021 / 17:26

          No. We have found bedford stone that seems to match pretty well.


  4. J. Staft June 28, 2021 / 10:26

    I heard you mention that there are still water issues to address. Do you still have whole sections of the roof to repair or just small repairs in various places? I wonder how long it will take to dry out all the stonework. Thanks for making a video that highlights the front porch and veranda. It’s nice to get more details on the beautiful craftsmanship of the house.

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    • moorelandhouse June 28, 2021 / 18:57

      We still have to put slate on the back of the main part of the house. The main thing that is causing the stone to stay wet is the box gutters leaking. The box gutters leak and the water gets into the metal crown molding and then makes it’s way into the brickwork. It will be a while before we get all of that sorted out.


  5. Linda Gorsh June 28, 2021 / 11:16

    Really enjoyed the tour and the details. It will be beautiful again thanks to you.

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