Demand for European Architectural Antiques Follows Housing Trends – Adds Green Aspect to Homes
Dallas, TX, April 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Raymond Pittet, well-known Swiss born European architectural antiques expert and owner of Pittet Architecturals, is known as “The Secret Source.” He personally combs the homes, villas and antique structures of Old World Europe and brings back to America iconic, museum quality mantles, fountains and doors dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th century to be used as décor accents in fine homes, gardens and businesses.
Pittet stated, “There is nothing like seeing our wonderful, one-of-a-kind French and Italian pieces, often hundreds of years old, integrated into a new or remodeled home or backyard. And 2014 is an exciting time. After several years of recession people have begun to buy and remodel homes and outside living areas at a pace we haven’t seen in years.”
The Pittet Architectural showroom, at nearly 30,000 square feet, is one of the largest of its kind in the country. Tim Alexander, store manager added, “Sometimes you can see one or two items like what we carry in an antique store, but here we have hundreds of items on display; over 150 hand carved antique marble or limestone mantels and fireplace surrounds alone. I consider our variety to include the largest selection of antique European doors in the country. People walk in and can’t believe we have so many items ready to purchase and install in their home or garden. Plus, reusing these ageless pieces is part of a green trend of reusing stone and wood materials that consume large amounts of energy or forestry products to reproduce.”
Elaine Honea, an interior designer/decorator said, “Raymond Pittet is my ‘Secret Source,’ his access to some of France’s best known master stone carvers and artisans is unparalleled. From my experience, adding a stone fountain from the 18th century to a client’s back yard or a 17th century marble fireplace mantle into a living room is simply magic, it adds an extra dimension and center piece you just can’t get with anything else. His team at Pittet Architecturals is very knowledgeable and helpful before, during and after the sale.”
Alexander added, “We work with service professionals that can help with transporting and installing any of our architectural antiques. Stone and wood, as crafted over the past 400 years, is unlike anything encountered today. Our inventory changes very often and some of our pieces are truly museum quality architectural antiques rarely found in America.”
Pittet Architecturals is one of the leading importers of European architectural elements in the U.S. Its indoor/outdoor showroom in Dallas' vibrant Design District displays an incredible variety of hand carved antique marble, limestone mantels and fireplace surrounds, indoor and outdoor antique fountains, garden decor and furniture, antique doors, entry gates and more. With exclusive access to many of France's best recognized master stone carvers and artisans, Pittet Architecturals is Dallas' only resource for custom designed French limestone mantels, fountains and decor. Pittet Architecturals also imports the finest in reclaimed European stone and oak flooring.