Victorian Principles

A 120-year-old home in the Boston suburbs gets a modernizing makeover to become a design award winner.

Victor Victorian This house has persisted through two world wars and the Great Depression, and has endured countless (and often questionable) renovations. Now this Remodeling Design Award–winning home is a showplace and an example of sustainability, comfort, and beauty.


Office Space Third floors in Victorian homes were typically private and tucked away. However, this remodel celebrates the space with an abundance of natural light via the eyebrow dormer and other windows.


Upstairs, Downstairs The old staircase was as mismatched as the rest of the house. The new stairs, made from reclaimed wood matched to a steel riser and balustrade, reflect the home's updated and cohesive style, enabling past and present to live happily side by side.

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