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Restoration, Residential

  • Resurrected Quarters
    William Bates Design re-imagines a derelict 19th-century outbuilding as two historically- inspired apartments.

    Home at Last
    New York City's 31 East 38th Street, New York City, is made whole once more by Cooper, Robertson & Partners.

    A Community Rebuilt
    Following the devastation of Hurrican Katrina, Urban Design Associates renews and improves the New Orleans, LA, neighborhood of Faubourg Lafitte.

    Ragdale Refreshed
    An 1898 artists' house in Lake Forest, IL, undergoes a comprehensive overhaul orchestrated by Johnson Lasky Architects. By Katie Bloudoff-Indelicato

    Harlem Renaissance
    Zivkovic Connolly Architects brings new life to a late-19th-century row house in the West Harlem neighborhood of New York City. By Nancy Ruhling

    Best Face Forward
    Page Ayres Cowley Architects transforms the façade of a townhouse in the Upper East Side Historic District of New York City. By Lynne Lavelle

    Creating a View
    Ralph L. Duesing Architect re-imagines the landscaping of a 1928 Tudor Revival house in Fort Worth, TX. By Annabel Hsin

    Pioneer Spirit
    Working with local preservationists, Susan Richards Johnson & Associates brings an early-19th- century house in New Franklin, MO, back from the brink. By Lynne Lavelle

    Beaux-Arts Beauty
    A European-inspired estate overlooking the Potomac River is restored and reinterpreted by Barnes Vanze Architects. By Nancy E. Berry

    A Wing Aloft Again
    Guided by Thomas Jefferson's Palladian design principles, Mesick, Cohen, Wilson, Baker Architects rebuilds the office wing at Poplar Forest, complete with early-19th-century technologies. By Eve M. Kahn

    Poverty Preserved
    The hardships of New York City's 19th-century immigrant families are brought to life at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where a recent restoration by Perkins Eastman has re-created six apartments. By Eve M. Kahn

    Order of Succession
    Oehrlein & Associates Architects and Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates join the long line of distinguished architects who have worked on Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. By Eve M. Kahn

    Plantation Revival
    An historically significant mid-19th-century Greek Revival plantation house in Howardsville, VA, is restored by Frazier Associates. By Annabel Hsin

    Scotland on the Hudson
    Drawing on extensive historical research, Stephen Tilly Architect restores a 22-room 1856 Gothic Revival mansion in suburban New York.

    An Artist's Home
    McIntosh Poris Associates' five-year restoration of an 1896 Dutch Colonial home in Detroit, MI, includes the replacement of plumbing, bath and heating systems and the re-creation of the former garage.

    Puritan's Progress
    The 1661 Elder James Blake House, the oldest house in Boston, MA, and one of the oldest American houses built with the thick beams typical of England's West Country, is given a facelift by Historic Preservation & Design.

    Stick Style Ingenuity
    River Architects' overhaul of the 1892 Herman C. Timm House in New Holstein, WI, preserves one the country's best examples of the notoriously fragile Stick Style.

    Crash Test
    The late-18th-century Butler-McCook House, the oldest house in Hartford, CT, recovers from damages brought on by a runaway automobile with the help of Roger Clarke, AIA.

    Wright Reconstructed
    Under the direction of the Martin House Restoration Corporation and Buffalo, NY-based Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects, the original pergola, conservatory and carriage house of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo have been re-created.

    Restoring Harmony
    Under the direction of Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc., of Long Beach, CA, the restoration and renovation of a California bungalow reverses earlier inappropriate alterations and recreates Craftsmen details, reviving the home's historic feel.

    Museum Quality
    The restorations of three National Historic Landmarks – Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center, Cosy Cottage at Olana and the Florence Griswold Museum – showcase not only fine preservation treatments, but also the efforts of America’s house museums to engage the public. By Eve M. Kahn

    The Temple in the Field
    The relocation and restoration of a Landmark 19th-century Greek Revival house in Massachusetts provides an opportunity for a carpenter to utilize traditional craftsmanship skills acquired at Boston’s North Bennet Street School. By Nicole V. Gagné

    Another Hundred Years
    The restoration of an 1889 shingle-style cottage in Jamestown, RI, by the local firm Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc., undoes a series of unsympathetic 20th-century renovations. By Hadiya Strasberg

    By the Book
    Throughout the city of Norfolk, VA, hundreds of homeowners have implemented the traditionally inspired, cohesive design principles presented in Urban Design Associates’ A Pattern Book for Norfolk Neighborhoods. By Eve M. Kahn

    Victorian Revival
    The restoration of a 1900 New Jersey Queene Anne by Clawson Architects, LLC, of Maplewood, NJ, centered on expanding and refining the kitchen and bath for a family of five. By Nicole V. Gagné



    Pure and Simple
    A stone farmhouse in Chester County, PA, dating to the early 18th centur, is restored by Archer & Buchanan Architecture. By Lynne Lavelle

    Saltbox for a New Century
    The comprehensive restoration of the Colonial-era David Field House in Madison, CT, is completed by Gulick & Spradlin. By Gordon Bock

    Return to Form
    A Minneapolis couple orchestrates the painstaking restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Willey House. By Will Holloway

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