Award for Restoration

Robert G. Emmond House


This frame Queen Anne residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1892 while he was still working for Adler & Sullivan. Over the years, numerous alterations had obscured the original floor plan and architectural details. After poring over historic photographs, the current owners deciphered the building’s 1895 appearance and embarked on a complete restoration. The interior work included historic paint analysis, fabrication of period hardware pieces, installation of carbon filament lighting fixtures and replication of missing interior woodwork throughout. The exterior clapboards, which had been painted over the years, were stripped to their original finish and porch details were redesigned in keeping with the style of the house.

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