A Historical Home Gets a New Lease on Life as a Restaurant/Brewery

Grand Award: Design/Build Over $250,000

The existing structure, built on the brewery campus by the cooper for use as a family home, was outdated, had a worn interior, and no working utilities.

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The kitchen addition’s steel structure and concrete floor were required to meet the fire code. A local artist painted the restaurant logo on the reclaimed brick exterior.

The original curved porch had fluted columns and decorative trim. The crew used Liquid Siding (liquidsiding.com), a protective coating, to create a weather barrier over the existing siding. “It’s great for these old historic homes,” architect Kristin Hefty says.

The developer had moved the structure before the renovation, and there was a large tree on the side of the building where the architect wanted to place a dining porch. The solution: frame the porch around the tree using reclaimed cypress. The new porch has cleaner lines than the original curved porch and its square columns contrast with the curved porch’s fluted round columns. The railing is raw steel.

The team was able to salvage the original pine walls and floors. The wall slats had been covered with a cheesecloth wallpaper.

The architect played up the tint of the original pine with amber lighting, creating “golden boxes” of the former dining and living room. The custom lights were made by local artist Jake Harper.

The sleek new bar has a view of the beer tanks. The original windows act as a pass-through to the kitchen addition.

Simple trim helps blend the new space with the traditional wainscoting, beadboard ceiling, and exposed wood of the original home.

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