Nemours Mansion & Gardens Restoration

Historic Restorations

Project Type

Historic Preservation

Project Description

Wohlsen’s impressive, award-winning project included the preservation of both the Versailles-inspired, five-floor mansion and the historical French gardens.

Mansion work included:

  • Upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as well as the fire detection and suppression systems
  • Roof restoration
  • Foundation waterproofing
  • ADA-compliant ramping

Work done at the gardens included:

  • Cataloging, removing, restoring and reinstalling all materials – fountains, statues, urns and 3,000 pieces of stone
  • Reinstallation of a lily pond
  • Several pools drained, excavated, replaced and re-landscaped
  • An 800,000-gallon, quarter-acre reflecting pool was also drained, cleaned and repaired
  • The colonnade was cleaned and underwent major masonry repair
  • Restoration of 12-foot Statue of Achievement


Construction Excellence Award – Delaware Contractors Association
Award of Merit – Delaware Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors

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Nemours Foundation

John Milner Architects

Wilmington, New Castle County, DE

Square Feet
45,000 SF | 30 acres

Construction Time
23 months

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