The original Victorian home built cir. 1890 suffered a total loss to a fire in September of 2019. The homeowners committed to rebuilding the same house in its place. We designed the new home with the historic elements - the turret, the wrap-around porch, the scalloped shingle siding, window and door trim, etc. - but made some changes in the floorplan to fit today's family lifestyle.
Moving the turret to the corner created a space for the family's music room. The baby grand piano fills the space and looks out over the town. The second floor of the turret offers a great space for overnight guests to feel special.
New Historic Home Build Plans
This home design is in the spirit of the cir. 1890 Victorian home that had burned to the ground. An icon in the community, this home had to be rebuilt as close to original as possible. Elements such as the turret, wrap-around porch, scallop shingle siding and more echo the historic elements of the original home.
New Historic Home Build
Built cir. 1890 in a Northcentral Kansas town
Always an icon in the community, this home has been used as a single-family home, a nursing home, and back to a single-family home in its 130 years.
Fully engulfed as a result of an electrical fire, nothing could be saved.
Nothing left after the fire but a hole in the ground
Original stairs made of Kansas limestone lead the way to the new old home.
Framework for the turret against the late summer Kansas sky.
The new build is almost done.
The ceiling in the second floor turret room exposes the structure of the turret elements. The pressed metal ceiling lent an opportunity for special lighting. This space could be used as a special guest room or as an office.
The location of the turret on the corner of the house offers a wonderful space for the homeowner's baby grand piano. Not quite finished yet, we anticipate the music coming from this room soon.