Howell Construction Group Inc., Sarasota, Fla.
The goal of the project was to historically preserve and rehabilitate the 1906 home, which had been the home and practice of Sarasota’s first doctor. It is a wood-framed house, clad in stone. The project was to follow the Secretary of Interior’s “Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, and Restoring or Reconstructing” and adhere to Sarasota County’s 2005 policy requiring public buildings to be built and renovated sustainably. The restored building now serves as an interpretive museum and hosts county offices.
Normandy Builders, Hinsdale, Ill.
This home is quietly nestled into the fabric of the local Victorian and Prairie architecture. The existing structure was showing signs of age, and the owners wanted an addition. The project goals included updates to make the home more comfortable with modern conveniences, including a two-car garage; master-suite addition with a steam shower, whirlpool tub and new cabinetry; and first-floor mudroom. It was critical that the remodel match certain details of the house, such as dormers, tall windows and custom corbels.
Custom Design Build, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Orfield Design & Construction Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.