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Architectural Design Portfolio of Historic Homes

Our home renovations highlight what’s special about a space without taking away the history and soul of the home. Our clients remodel their houses with the next generation in mind – and our passion for excellence means our craftsmanship lasts. We’re so much more than a home remodeling contractor; we’re interior and exterior historic home renovation experts!

Brookside House

Our clients had 2 main projects for us: 1. Repair and restore the front porch that had dangerous cracks in the stairs and concrete, and 2. Remodel the kitchen, opening it up to the dining room and other family spaces. Their Family Room had become the Lego and Craft Room, but with the kids getting older, they wanted to move those activities to the 3rd floor bedrooms and reclaim the space for family relaxation. Opening up the wall between the Dining Room and Kitchen allows for easy transition to all 3 spaces. We kept the original porch railing, but had to replace the columns, along with the concrete stairs and floor. Looking and functioning as new, visitors can safely approach the house safely.

Farmhouse Update

This home was built in the late 1990’s, designed in the Modern Farmhouse style with a wrap-around porch. The first floor has high ceilings, but all the original millwork was undersized for the spaces. We updated all the interior trim to proper scale, updated the kitchen, added a coffee-bar and walk-in pantry, reworked the master suite, finished the basement – complete with a home gym, and much more! Take a peek at all the areas we updated.

More Than a Garage

Our clients asked us to design a carport that would blend with their 1900’s Craftsman home and carriage house. What began as a simple carport, evolved into a 3-car garage/party pavilion. Exposed timbers and period engineering systems, unique lighting, Lidowici tile roof, and an airplane hanger door make this an amazing project. Check out all the details.

Roanoke Home Renovation

Just north of Westport sits the historic Roanoke neighborhood and this storybook Tudor home, built in 1923. Architectural Craftsmen transformed this 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home into a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home, remodeled the original kitchen, updated all systems, and brought the home into the 21st century with all the charm from a century ago. This home renovation won a 2020 REMY Remodel of the Year for a Historic Home Renovation/Restoration over $250,000 from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Award Winner

Stickley Inspired Kitchen Remodel

Inspired by Gustav Stickley’s Arts & Crafts-style furniture from the late 1800s and early 1900s, this kitchen renovation earned a 2017 REMY Award for a Kitchen Remodel Over $150,000 from NARI. The custom cabinetry design mimics the home’s original woodwork, with period-appropriate hardware extending to the sliding wood-and-glass pocket doors that separate the kitchen from the rest of the home.

Award Winner

Mission Hills Tudor

Our revitalization of this Mission Hills Tudor-style home earned a 2019 REMY Remodel of the Year for Historic Renovation/Restoration Over $250,000 from NARI. Our home remodel maintained the distinctive style of this historic house, with updated features like rich marble bathroom tiles and enhanced recessed lighting, chandeliers, and sconces. We brought the original woodwork back to life with historically-accurate wood tones.

Award Winner

Forward to the Past

An 1897 home now has the functionality of today, while honoring the past, with custom moldings and cabinetry and historically-accurate materials. The original home had a very narrow, dysfunctional kitchen. We created more room by removing the back staircase. The old kitchen became home to a built-in drybar, cabinets, and a window seat. Our home remodel earned a 2017 REMY Remodel of the Year for Historic Renovation/Restoration Under $250,000 from NARI. Photos courtesy of Matt Kocourek Photography

Award Winner

Historic Kitchen Expansion

A 2016 REMY award-winning home, this 1906 three-story Colonial Revival’s kitchen and added-on family room didn’t serve the homeowner’s lifestyle. They wanted to make both spaces feel like one big room, but the 18-inch thick structural brick wall stood in the way. We opened up the wall – now supported by steel posts and beams wrapped in quarter-sawn oak to blend with the home’s existing woodwork. Photos courtesy of Matt Kocourek Photography

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Historic 1900s Roanoke Home Remodel

A 2014 REMY Remodel of the Year for Kitchen Remodels Over $120,000, this historic home in Kansas City found new life in original elements. Originally scoped to remove a stone wall hidden beneath plaster, this project took a new direction when the homeowners fell in love with the rustic look. When presented with the challenge of creating separate functional spaces for the kitchen, Architectural Craftsmen made it work, matching trim and style to the rest of the home with Mission-style cabinetry in red oak, thick granite countertops, and a hammered copper farmhouse sink. The white dining room buffet and wet bar give contrast to the overall design while providing extra storage. In the master bathroom, the vanity incorporates a farmhouse sink and misty gray paint for elegance all its own. Cut-out shelving for towels adds to the functionality of the design. Our exquisite attention to detail resulted in a timeless masterpiece that lends itself to a modern lifestyle.

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Marble Master Bath Retreat

Our bathroom remodel in this turn-of-the-century home looks vintage, but functions in the modern world. The 6-foot double slipper soaker tub provides plenty of room for relaxation. Accessories find their places tucked away in the custom vanity pullouts. Toe-kick LED lighting softly illuminates the room at night, and the in-floor heating is programmed to warm your first steps in the morning. The spacious shower has versatile options, thanks to a multi-function shower head and wand. In 2015, this project earned a REMY Remodel of the Year for Bathrooms $75,000 to $150,000. Photos courtesy of Matt Kocourek Photography

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Fairway Tudor Transformation

A 1935 Tudor in Fairway, Kansas, received the Architectural Craftsmen treatment with a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, and guest suite renovation. As with many historic homes, this Tudor had a lovely front living room and dining room, but at the back of the house, the kitchen was disorganized and narrow. Architectural Craftsmen created an addition at the back of the house to accommodate a working kitchen with a breakfast nook banquette, walk-in pantry, and mudroom, which connects to the new double garage with a guest suite above. Despite adding modern amenities to this historic home, it didn’t lose its distinct style language, retaining the character the original architect intended it to have.

Award Winner

Three Bathroom Remodels in Fairway

A historic home in Fairway, Kansas, needed three bathrooms revitalized to be more functional for the whole family. In addition to creating elegant spaces for the adults in the home, Architectural Craftsmen designed a child’s bathroom that melds playfulness with more-than-subtle hints of the home’s distinctive character.

1920s Tudor Rejuvenation

A Tudor-style home is elevated with modern finishes inspired by old-school design, like larger-format hex tile flooring in the bathroom; clean lines in kitchen cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, and built-ins; and a vibrant pop of color in the entryway. Removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room created an open floor plan for our clients and their young family. The dining area now accommodates family activities. Photos courtesy of Matt Kocourek Photography

Second Floor Turn of the Century Twist

The second floor room arrangement wasn’t working for this family. The master bedroom lacked an ensuite bathroom, forcing the parents to share an outdated bathroom with their toddler son. While the teenage girls shared another bathroom, the laundry room took up what could be a bedroom. After our home remodel, the master suite hints at a Moroccan oasis, with gorgeous deep blue, teal, and bronze tiles. A generous sitting room and cozy bedroom creates a space just for the adults of the house. Today, everyone is happy with their new room assignments.

Arts and Crafts Style Master Suite

The homeowner’s bedroom suite is returned to its former glory with an Arts and Crafts home remodel, featuring a massive walk-in closet with laundry, updated ensuite bathroom with a walk-in tiled shower and premium Delta fixtures, and ample storage space in the custom double-sink vanity. Photos courtesy of Matt Kocourek Photography

Classic Cherry Kitchen Remodel

Like many older homes, this 1920s American Foursquare had a very small kitchen. Luckily, a sunroom addition enabled Architectural Craftsmen to incorporate the space to create a hard-working kitchen with a pantry and a wet bar. Appointed with traditional cherry custom cabinets, the design remains true to the architecture of this historic home. Photos courtesy of Matt Kocourek Photography

Elegant Master Bathroom in Sunset Hill

This ensuite bathroom remodel attains vintage glamor with a decorative mosaic tile backsplash, crown molding, and coordinated shower and floor tiles.

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