History Revitalized with Eldorado Stone
The Livery Tavern is at the heart of Lewisburg West Virginia and is a true reflection of the town’s spirit, its charm and above all, its hospitality. Originally built in the early 1800’s as a livery stable, this structure was transformed into a masculine interpretation of a mid-1800’s tavern.
John Hirt of Westwinds Builders is the owner of The Livery Tavern and worked as the lead designer and developer of the project. “Known as a historic district and a national park services location for historic landmarks, Lewisburg is a time capsule for early 1800’s construction techniques which involve the use of handmade brick, natural stone and post and beam construction; all of which were incorporated into the design and construction of the project.” He says. “Extensive stacked stone retaining walls are found throughout the region and are prevalent in the West Virginia area. This is the look that locals and visitors find appealing and in using Eldorado Stone, we were able to capture this same visual presence without taking away from our surrounding natural resources.”
An abundance of Eldorado Stone was used throughout the main feature wall, serving as both an anchor to the space and a structural decorative element. Candle niches were built into the wall creating a stunning focal point for the space while producing a warm ambiance for private booth seating. Hirt describes, “They’re the most requested spaces in the restaurant!”
Visitors are greeted by large open beamed ceilings and generous amounts of natural materials and earth tones both inside and out. An environment filled with rich historic traditions and elegant design provide quite an amazing and enjoyable space for the customers of The Livery Tavern.
Eldorado Stone Profile Featured: Castaway Stacked Stone
Builder: Westwinds Builders LLC, Lewisburg, WV
Phone: (901) 230-5340
Contractor: Greenbrier Construction Company
Phone: (304) 520-6550