Ash Lawn – Highland

    In 1974 Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects was asked to contribute to the restoration of Ash Lawn – Highland, the home of President James Monroe, as an historic house museum.  Since that time, we have provided preservation and design services including:  Historic Preservation Survey and Condition Assessment; reconstruction and restoration of the Servants’ Building, Overseer’s House and Smokehouse; design of the Visitor Entrance Building and its subsequent expansion; and adaptive reconstruction of the Monroe-era barn as an event and exhibition building.

    “There’s the kind of didactic quality you don’t normally see in Historic Preservation.” — Inform


    Publications:  Featured in Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes in America, on PBS and in numerous magazines

    Awards:  Virginia Society AIA Award, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Award



    Architecture, Historic Structures Reports, Historic Preservation