Beirut was once full of houses like this. Henry Loussian has spent years salvaging architectural features before the wrecker's ball could get to them.
Many were lost during the civil war that engulfed Lebanon; others to unruly development.
Then came Beirut's devastating blast this month, which hit areas around the port that were home to an unusually high number of architectural gems.
"There were a few (listed) homes, now they're gone. We were proud of ourselves, that we were able to protect these homes before the explosion. Now they're gone, they're exploded, it's unbelievable."
"This sort of thing doesn't exist anymore, these I salvaged before, and rebuilt."
To say Beirut is in mourning is an understatement.
An estimated 300,000 people are homeless. Thousands were injured, at least 178 killed.
But also lost were many of these unique buildings - a mixture of Mediterranean and Ottoman styles.
Red-tiled roofs, high, painted ceilings, marble columns, stained glass.
What Loussian saved, he reused.
In this apartment block in Beirut, he has installed the remnants of a rescued old house.
"This was a novel idea, to see arches, columns, the tiles, all the old elements of homes incorporated into a normal apartment in Beirut."
Now, he's putting the pieces back together by hand.
And he's offering people with damaged old homes his help and advice on how to repair them.
This is Loussian's main project - his home in Batroun, a northern town. It's a mosaic of salvaged grandeur.
He and his wife now want to turn the place into a museum.
"Beirut has always faced wars, explosions, political stuff that change the face of Beirut. The most important thing however is for us not to forget Beirut, that it is not forgotten."