Merit Award: Artful Overhaul

Attention to historical detail and the seamless incorporation of modern amenities transform this 1892 Queen Anne into an inviting, functional home.

"Fantastic ... really artful," said the judges of this extensive renovation of an 1892 Queen Anne Victorian home.

The deteriorated rear of the house, a 20-foot section, was replaced with a three-and-a-half-story addition encompassing a master suite on the second floor and, on the first, a new kitchen, family room, breakfast room, side porch, and butlery, as well as a relocated powder room.

The kitchen countertops are surf green granite. Architect David Heide designed the cabinets for the kitchen and bathroom.

Rooms are compartmentalized, as dictated by tradition, but openings were carefully arranged to create a sense of openness throughout. Wainscoting and various materials and casework echo details from the original house. The breakfast room's art glass window was relocated from elsewhere in the orignal house.

Non-original French doors were removed from the opening between the foyer and parlor, and the opening was restored. Other restored elements included tile fireplace surrounds, windows, flooring, and decorative stencil.

Architect David Heide designed the benches and fireplace surround for the family room addition.

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