Columbia Victorian Restoration
After many years of careful consideration and planning, the owners settled on the goal of restoring this home’s original Victorian charm while also increasing its livability and efficiency. From preserving the original built-in cabinetry and fir flooring, to adding a new dormer for the contemporary master bathroom, careful measures were taken to strike this balance between historic preservation and modern upgrading. Behind the home’s new exterior claddings, meticulously designed to preserve its Victorian aesthetic, the shell was air sealed and fitted with a vented rainscreen to increase energy efficiency and durability.
With careful attention paid to the relationship between natural light and finished surfaces, the once dark kitchen was re-imagined into a cheerful space that welcomes morning conversation shared over pots of coffee. Every inch of this historical home was thoughtfully considered, prompting countless shared discussions between the home owners and the builders. The stunning result is a testament to their clear vision and the collaborative nature of this project.
The siding received some upgrades, including airsealing, to create a more comfortable interior space, free of drafts that are typically associated with Victorian-era homes. Photograph by Radley Muller Photography
Every interior detail was meticulously picked to restore this beautiful Victorian home to its former glory. Photograph by Radley Muller Photography
This bright open kitchen makes it a favorite meeting place in the home. Photograph by Radley Muller Photography
The master bathroom is a mixture of traditional and modern, with the claw foot tub and glass shower wall. Photograph by Radley Muller Photography
Where originals were not available, interior details (such has this stair banister) were handcrafted to fit the time period of the home. Photograph by Radley Muller Photography