Tanglewood Conservatories Introduces Copper Clad Wood Conservatory
May 2008 Denton, Md. – Tanglewood Conservatories Inc., a Maryland based designer and manufacturer of custom glass conservatories and botanical display houses, has announced the development of a new line of copper clad conservatories.
Based in Denton, Md., Tanglewood designs and builds elegant, 19th-century-style conservatories, resembling complex, sun parlor-like additions for homes, ranging in cost from $100,000 to several millions. With several hundred structures throughout the U.S.-in cities such as Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago-the company has also exported its conservatories internationally.
Tanglewood Conservatories was founded in 1993 by Maryland architect Alan and his wife Nancy, a fabric artist and former corporate manager. The company is well known for its ability to develop new technologies in support of its upscale, creative design endeavors.
Alan commented that Tanglewood’s ability to produce copper clad windows, roof systems as well as the many decorative parts that give its conservatories their clearly recognizable allure, has been under development for several years. “This is as much about art and craftsmanship as it is technology – and that takes a long time to develop”, Alan says.
The company recently completed an ornate copper conservatory for a client in Montana. The owner was concerned about the harsh Montana winter. Given the remote location and his plans to be away for extended periods throughout the year, he did not want to have to worry about the need to maintain a typical wood conservatory. “Our client wanted his conservatory to be completely maintenance-free.” Not wanting to settle for an ordinary PVC or aluminum clad product, he searched for a company that could produce something extraordinary made from copper or bronze. His search led him to Tanglewood and their appealing designs reminiscent of the Old-World style of conservatories.
While the outside of the unique room is entirely clad with copper, its interior is finished with richly stained mahogany.
Tanglewood Conservatories, already well known for its copper domes, lanterns and skylights, says that a number of other exotic copper conservatories are already being designed.