Revitalizing Houses in America - One by One

With my partner, we have been respectfully restoring, while upgrading houses in America. There is so much destruction of the architectural heritage in the USA and homes that have stood for over a hundred years tell a story of decline. To reverse this we believe it is time to engage community and students of design and architecture in the process of revitalization. We have begun by restoring, one house at a time. We are not in a rush, we don't have large funds and we employ the principles of Cradle to Cradle. Architectural salvage is where we spend most of our time and once we complete a project we sell the property and begin another.

1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
Over a two year period, this classic American Four Square, built in 1910, was upgraded with great consideration for restoring the architectural integrity of the house. The wood work, windows, leaded glad doors and flooring were all retained and not painted or replaced, as so many developers tend to do using their spray guns. The energy efficientcy was restored with new storm windows.
1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
Foyer into Living Room with new lighting.
1910 Thurman House
Kitchen before restoration
1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
New kitchen and lighting, chosen for the clean and geometric lines that enhnaced the architectural features of the home, while bringing the space into the rest of the home. A window was removed and rebricked that faced another building, while a door opening was made to the garden.
1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
Opened dinning area into new kitchen. Restored stained glass windows and lighting, that echoed the glass motifs and art glass.
1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
Dinning area where leaded glass pocket doors were restored into the living room.
1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
Soft roman blinds helped to frame and highlight the restored window frames. The floors, gas fireplace and mantel from the period were kept in tact.
1910 Thurman House
Master Bedroom and wall paper before restoration.
1910 Thurman House
Master Bedroom original wall color after wall paper was stripped.
 
 
 
 
 
1910 Thurman House
Completed Master Bedroom. Combining European style with World Culture.
1910 Thurman House, Marion Village - Columbus, OH
Cedar fences were constructed, which encloseone side of the garden and the beautiful dogwood trees, providing privacy and security.
1914 Jackson Priarie Style - Ogden, UT
A Prairie Style Bungalow, built in 1914, was another house revilized in the heart of Wasatch Mountain Range. Restoring this small house at the foot hills of the mountains and the heart of the historic district of Ogden brought back an earlier life, connected with the industrial revolution and the advancement of art and culture instilled by the Eccles family.
1914 Jackson Priarie Style - Ogden, UT
Restoring the hardwood floors.
1914 Jackson Priarie Style - Ogden, UT
The living room where Arts & Crafts details were restored and preserved.
1914 Jackson Priarie Style - Ogden, UT
Sitting area and built in storage units and original glass were preserved that led into the dinning area.
1914 Jackson Priarie Style - Ogden, UT
The dinning area where chairs with simple lines and a round 60" glass table provided easy circulation, adaptability and enlarged the dining space. Floors and window frames restored.
1914 Jackson Priarie Style - Ogden, UT
Dinning area, built in furniture and glass was restored.
1914 Jackson Priarie Style - Ogden, UT
Furnishing in the master bedroom were selected for their relationship to early the prairie styles of Frank Lloyd Wright, with an Asian influence.
Landscape - Huntsville, UT
All the homes in Ogden should be revilized with respect to the beauty of the nature and mountains that are just outside the back door.
 
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