The Winnetka Preservation Awards program seeks to honor those construction projects that have helped preserve the history and character of the Village. The program has three categories of awards: Restoration, Rehabilitation, and New Construction. The Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission presented Preservation Awards to three Winnetka properties at the October 1, 2013 Village Council meeting. All three winners were in the Rehabilitation category.
The 2013 winners are:
661 Blackthorn Road
Owners: Tom and Georgie Geraghty
Architect: Steven Munson, Munson Architects, Highland Park
General Contractor: Scott Rosett, Scott Lyon & Co., Glencoe
The project extended the breakfast room, while creating symmetry on the back of the house. The project included enlarging the kitchen and creating a mudroom, all in keeping with the style and characteristics of the existing house.
577 Cherry Street
Owners: Tory and John Raith
Architect: Mark Ver Bryck, Ver Bryck Architects, Northfield
This project included a one-story frame addition to accommodate a new family room, mudroom, and extension to the existing kitchen. The new work closely matches the design and detailing of the original house. Great care was taken to document the existing detailing to replicate it in the new construction.
823 Humboldt Avenue
Owners: Melissa and Mark Iserloth
Architect: Elissa Morgante AIA, Morgante-Wilson Architects, Evanston
This late-nineteenth-century Tudor Revival house received a subtle face-lift that made major improvements for the family. A one-car attached garage was transformed into an elegant carport that leads to a new detached two-car garage behind the home. The front porch and side entry received updated railings and new stained Douglas fir ceilings.
Congratulations to this year’s winners! Nominations for next year’s program will be accepted beginning in March 2014.