Painting The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges
The Inn at Pound Ridge was built in 1833 as a private residence. In the late thirties, a kitchen was added and it became an inn known as Emily Shaw’s. In 2013, Pound Ridge Painting Co. was honored to be chosen as the painting contractor during a complete gut renovation of the historic inn. Both the interior and exterior were carefully prepared and painted. We worked closely with Hobbs, Inc. construction. The exterior required extensive preparation before applying pickling, bleaching and whitewashing chemicals to achieve an aged appearance desired by the owner, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This technique dates back to the 16th century when they would infuse wood with caustic lime to ward off insect infestation. We also worked closely with Thomas Juul-Hansen, who designed the modern, rustic restaurant interior, to create the perfect ambiance for each room. Today the Inn at Pound Ridge is a comfortable family friendly restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike.