A solid foundation – Durable materials ensure traditional architecture survives for generations

Jeri and David Kelly’s Stanford Avenue home is thoroughly modern, but inspired by a bygone era. Here are some of the durable, state-of-the-art materials the home contains:

* The poured concrete columns were formed in a mold that was built using a capital to a column that Jeri Kelly bought on Magazine Street. Concrete columns will never weather or rot.

* The cornice is made of concrete that will never rot and placed by a Romanian-trained plasterer.

* The home’s exterior uses Azeck, a composite material that doesn’t rot, expand or contract and can be cleaned using a power washer.

* The edges of the porch are brick, which will not rot.

* The porch is made of pressure-treated flooring that is not edible by termites.