When we began designing our home on Lake James with our architect, we were going for 1920s, antique lake house style. Reclaimed wood was something we knew we wanted to go along with this style of home. We found Southend Reclaimed online and decided to visit the Concept Cottage in Davidson where we met Paul, and we immediately felt a connection with Paul and the product.
Paul showed us the Naily Select Antique Heart Pine Flooring from Dan River Mills in Danville, Virginia, and it fit the bill perfectly! We originally thought that we wanted old school pine, but loved all the character from the nail marks in this particular flooring.
The fact that reclaimed wood in general, and especially the wood from this particular mill, is so unique and finite really appealed to us. We knew that we wanted something different that not everyone else has. For our front and interior doors, we found antique reclaimed doors one by one as we explored antique and architectural salvage stores from from Virginia to Nashville, so they are truly one of a kind, just like our flooring. We just love the history of these old things that have lived so many lives!
Now that the flooring is in, it fits the home perfectly and ties together the classic cottage look that we were going for. We opted for a matte poly finish to keep as much of the original look as possible, and it is absolutely perfect.