James and Dolley Madison’s Montpelier was the lifelong home of America’s fourth president, James Madison. Located in the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont, and originally built around 1760 by Madison’s father, Montpelier went through three construction phases during James Madison’s lifetime. As you would expect with any 250 year old structure, many demands were placed on the wood floors of Montpelier. Total square footage for the two levels is in excess of 6000 square feet. All additions and re-configurations since the Madison’s occupancy have been removed. Rooms have been reconfigured to the 1809 construction. For a 250 year old floor, the wood was in remarkably good condition.