The restoration of a circa 1903 Colonial Revival home located in the South Wayne Historic District was named a winner along with 87 other renovations from across the United States. Judges of the seventeenth annual Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence selected the winners from a pool of 475 entries based on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.
The turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival residence had been forgotten in the long storied-history of South Wayne. The right homeowner at the right time allowed this once modest and charming structure to reclaim its rightful place of prominence along this historic streetscape.
Thoughtful reconfiguration of interior spaces and circulation allowed the 107-year old residence to be sensitively updated and satisfied the daily needs and functions of a 21st-century family of four. Subtle exterior design details synthesized a century of architecturally unfortunate additions, while long-term decisions insured a new beginning for this historic structure.
“To win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.
The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in fifteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling, as well as National Remodeler of the Year winners. The Chrysalis Awards are open to any professional remodeler or design professional in the United States.
Pictures of the 2010 award-winning projects can be seen at www.chrysalisawards.com.