• We had a great time yesterday at the 3rd annual VM Ybor Neighborhood Historic Home Tour, stationed in the new Historic Shed-built Guest Cottage at 1314 E. 15th Avenue. We were joined by Steve Quillian of Wood Window Makeover, Suzanne Prieur of Through the Woods Fine Floors, and the homeowner, Judy Greer and her family, greeting visitors and talking about the Cottage construction. The tour was very well attended and blessed with perfect weather. The house that had been renovated by Tampa Preservation, Inc. received rave reviews, although most visitors hadn't been to all the tour stops prior to visiting the Guest Cottage so we won't declare it the tour favorite. For some lovely photos of the event see: http://www.813area.com/uncategorized/3rd-annual-vm-ybor-home-tour.html. We loved to hear the surprise in visitor's voices upon at learning that our little 14'x16' Guest Cottage was new construction. There were many compliments on the Cottage - enough to swell our heads a bit. Many thanks to Judy Greer for all her positive comments to visitors - we may have to hire her as our new head of sales! Our next event will be the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood's BungalowFest 2011 on November 5th.  We won't have one of our buildings there, but will have lots of photos and information, along with our smiling faces. After that, we will be at the free St. Petersburg Historic Homes Workshop where we will have a booth and speak on the Topic "Choosing Exterior Paint Colors". We'd love to see you at these events!

  • Historic Shed recently completed this custom 8'x12' hipped roof wood garden shed for an avid gardener in the historic Kenwood neighborhood in St. Petersburg, Florida. Located on a heavily treed lot with a 1940s Ranch home, the shed nestles between two palm trees and features a salvaged wood window, 15 light French door, metal roof, and bead board soffits.  

  • This Saturday we will be participating in the street vendor portion of the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood's 12th annual BungalowFest home tour. The Saturday tour runs from 10 am-6pm and features 11 restored/renovated historic homes. Some of Historic Shed's window screens and screen doors can be seen on the neighborhood homes (including the home below, photographed before the screen door was installed). Unfortunately, none of our installed sheds will be part of the tour. The tour costs $10 in advance and $15 the day of the tour. There is also a moonlight tour Friday night featuring 5 different homes. Please stop by our booth and introduce yourself between home visits.

  • False Advertising, originally uploaded by HexBlock. During a recent web search we were pleased to find this great photo of our HistoricShed.com display at the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Home Tour in St. Petersburg, FL. While we didn't get a chance to go into any of the featured tour homes, we met a lot of great historic homeowners and enjoyed a gorgeous day in a lovely park. If you haven't had a chance to see this great National Register listed neighborhood, you have been missing out. As for the display, we were showing off examples of our traditional screen door designs, wood window screens and foundation lattice, along with our shed products. Bringing an entire shed tends to be a bit much for a one day show and can be detrimental to Park grass, so this is our standard "show" setup. We still haven't decided whether the photographer was impressed or dismayed based on his title and caption, but love the photo either way! (Click on the photo above to see this image and other great historic home photos by the photographer.)