Grand Award: Respecting the Past

Exceptional attention to the massing, detailing, and ornamentation of the original structure help to create a sensitive marriage of old and new in this landmark 1860s home addition.

Architect Michael Klement's clients, owners of a landmark 1860s-era Italianate home, have a growing family and wanted more space, an improved entry area, and an attached garage that respected the historic home.

Detailing trim, ornament, and form are taken from the existing home.

The scale, massing, and proportion of the new work complements and supports the existing home.

Detailing trim, ornament, and form are taken from the existing home.

Detailing trim, ornament, and form are taken from the existing home.

The guest suite above the garage. The judges felt the home was sensitively done. Of the garage addition, one said, "So many rooms above a garage look like rooms above a garage; this looks like a carriage house."

The new bathroom above the garage.

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