Historic Home Conservation: Woodwork

Watson Conserves
The living room of the John Gaw Meem-designed Bishop Jones residence. Watson Conserves' renovation won the State of New Mexico Heritage Preservation Award for Architectural Heritage.

Santa Fe styles and high desert climate present unique conservation challenges, especially with stone and woodwork. Extreme temperatures and strong sunlight undermine these structures, requiring not only repair, but in some cases replication. Watson Conserves also creates new structures to match existing designs.