Historic Preservation

Particularly in New England, historic homes are an essential element of our architectural and cultural fabric. With a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University, Doug Whitla understands and appreciates the unique characteristics of these special structures. Under his leadership, Whitla Brothers Builders has been recognized by several communities with awards for Historic Preservation. With their trained eye and commitment to replicating original period details, historically significant homes are in good hands with Whitla Brothers Builders.

We carefully restore the period details of antique homes and recreate those details throughout the new spaces. The highest compliment we receive is when people ask where the original structure ends and the addition begins. Our work preserves and celebrates these classic homes while sensitively adapting them to the needs of today’s families.

Douglas Whitla

Finding the right builder, the one who really “gets it”, isn’t easy – until you meet Doug Whitla and his crew. They understand and appreciate the design of period homes. The “new” that Whitla Brothers created is exactly in keeping with the “old” that we love. Over the course of 20 years and five projects, we’ve trusted Whitla Brothers with our dream house, and they’ve never faltered.L.R. from Wellesley

Chatham Oceanfront Cottage

Chatham Village Antique

Chatham Oceanfront Cottage

Medfield Georgian Estate

Fox Hill Estate Custom Home

Chestnut Hill Estate

North Chatham Cottage

Stage Harbor Compound

Chatham Oceanfront Cottage

Wellesley Mansard Victorian

Chatham Harborside Retreat

Dover French Country Estate

North Chatham Cottage

Medfield Antique Saltbox

Old Harbor Greek Revival