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Character Restored

Architect David Jones brings this Queen Anne into the 21st century while maintaining its roots.

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Priorities

  • Restore the circa 1907 Queen Anne that had been “modernized” by covering its wood siding with aluminum, removing the porch, and closing off the front entry with a makeshift vestibule

  • Replace the divided-lite upper sashes of double-hung windows with single panes

Solutions

Using old photos and historical research, the architect worked with the clients to restore the home to its original state, which included an asymmetrical façade, an overhanging red slate roof, a prominent wraparound porch, and a large reception area with a central stair and Palladian window. The 21st-century touch: geothermal heating and cooling and new insulation.

Judges’ comments

“It’s an incredibly successful restoration … in which … everything was done classically correct with simple, clean lines that are sympathetic to the historical proportions and elements that define a Queen Anne. The house retains its original character down to the finest of details.”

Products Used

Cabinets: custom

Flooring: rift and quarter-sawn white oak

Interior doors:Tru-Stile

Oven/range:Wolf

Refrigerator:Sub-Zero

Windows: custom; Loewen (in addition)

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