Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2008
In June the Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission named the winners of its 2008 Preservation Awards in three categories. The winner of the restoration award is the house at 72 Fox Lane, designed in the 1920s by S.S. Beman in the Spanish Revival style. Owners Drew and Alison McNally hired architect R. Scott Javore & Associates to restore the building to its original appearance by replacing all the windows and doors and rebuilding four crumbling terraces and their surrounding garden walls and decorative gates.
There were two winners in the rehabilitation category, which includes projects with sympathetic additions. The house at 1183 Tower Road is owned by David and Kristin DiPaolo. Miniscalco Architects of St. Charles designed a new front porch and additions to the west and north sides. The house has new windows, roof and copper gutters and is once again sided in wood clapboards. The other winner in this category is the house at 1229 Ash Street, which was completely renovated and received an addition in the back. The project was designed by John Myefski for Todd Miller.
Two new construction projects were also honored for their contributions to Winnetka’s architecture. Both the house at 1093 Spruce Street, home of Michaela and Thad Johnson, and the Winnetka Paddle Hut, commissioned by the Park District, were designed by H. Gary Frank Architects.