the time of its restoration, this 1920's, 100-acre, palatial
estate was showing its age. The architect prescribed only
the finest materials — from raised-paneled hardwood
mouldings and imported marble to gracefully detailed architectural
R. Distel was one of the lead carpenters on the project.
Rooms were stripped to bare studs and new components were
milled and delivered to the site to be assembled and installed.
Jon and the carpenters were charged with putting many of the
raised-paneled rooms together, piece-by-piece. It was a painstaking
process. When it was finished, Jon had completed some of the
highest quality master carpentry of his career.