Sunrise Senior Living – Silas Burke House

Historic Restorations

Project Type

Historic Preservation

Project Description

Preconstruction and construction management services for the restoration of the historic Burke House. Built in 1824, the house was home to prominent local official and businessman, Silas Burke. The restored house now provides space for community gatherings and school groups.
The restoration work included:

  • Relocation of the historic post office
  • Asbestos abatement and lead paint removal
  • Structural work including new basement footings
  • HVAC and electrical improvements
  • New wainscoting
  • Interior wall and floor repair
  • Wall trim and doorway thresholds
  • New finishes and wall coverings
  • Front and back porch repairs including new railing, steps, and lattice
  • Removal and replacement of siding and roof

The house and its property is located on the site of Sunrise Senior Living at Silas Burke, a Wohlsen-constructed senior living facility.


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Sunrise Senior Living Management

Moseley Architects

Burke, Fairfax County, VA

Square Feet
4,500 square feet

Construction Time
Nine months

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