Originally designed in the 1930s by architect John Russell Pope, the capitol home was hit hard by the financial burdens of the Great Depression, and ill-suited additions. The current owners asked local architect Stephen Vanze to modernize their home, who sought to honor the original architecture. With three small children, the couple wanted to transform the house into a family friendly living space.
The built environment features a large circular driveway, an expansive rear terrace, restored gardens, and a new pool house. Inside, the main living areas were restored and the primary staircase was relocated to improve the flow of the entry. The second floor now includes an expanded master suite and a new bedroom and bathroom for the children. An in-law suite takes up the enlarged attic.
The home won a merit award in the 2015 Remodeling Design Awards.
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