Deborah Bigelow is the modest owner of one the historic buildings in Beacon, NY. She is a guilder by trade, and a master renovator. But she's inside or outside of the building most of the time, restoring it, cleaning it, protecting it, and nurturing her tenets.
Most people who drive by the building or might need it for some reason don't realize that it's Deborah's hand who maintains it. IN 2017, she decided to put The Telephone Building on the map - the digital map - and give it a digital footprint, in addition to the parcel spot it occupies at 291 Main Street in Beacon, NY.
Deborah is also our landlord! And she's one of the best in Beacon. I was happy and honored when she asked if InHouse Design Media could design her first website. The first version of her website was launched in June 2017. She has big plans, but wanted to get a placeholder page up that presented the building, and had a contact form for people to reach her with building inquiries.
More About The Project
The Telephone Building
Launched: June 2017
Deborah Bigelow is a restoration artist who works within her company Gilded Twig. Gilding in gold is her specialty. Little known is her business of owning and restoring a building. In the late 1990s, Deborah bought a building at 291 Main Street that was an original Telephone Building built in 1907. This building became her artistic project, and she has restored all of it. The building's offices are rented out to different tenants. In 2017, Deborah was ready to brand the building and her second business, 291 Main Street LLC.
- The website is on one page, which is essentially a Cover Page. While we did not use the actual Cover Page tool in Squarespace, the effect is the same, yet with more depth.
- The website can easily be expanded with more pages and photos when the client is ready.