This stately Craftsman is dominated by a handsome concrete porch with two battered brick columns on either end. Above the left side of the porch is a sheltered balcony and a gable on the right side is located above an arbor. The earth tones of the paint scheme are created by seven different shades of brown and aqua marine highlights the window sashes. The color combination gives it a distinctly Craftsman look. A well-maintained landscape and avery attractive parkway boasts drought-resistant landscaping. The upkeep and care displayed by these owners show tremendous pride and is well deserving of the 2009-2010 award.
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This charming bungalow features a dormer with fish scale shingles situated above the porch and a square bay on the right side of the house. Because of the pyramidal roofline and its massing, this structure can be described as a Pyramidal Folk Victorian. The fish scale shingles are also Victorian. However, its battered porch columns, double frieze and horizontal lines are a definite Craftsman influence. A simple paint scheme has highlighted the many fascinating architectural details and gives the house a new lease on life. The owners’ dedication to their property is quite evident and well deserving of the 2009-2010 award.
This simple clapboard sided Craftsman went through a complete renovation in 2009. A number of non-historic windows had to be replaced and the porch had to have the original wooden pillars and railing duplicated. An illegal addition was removed and the home was returned to its original footprint. An attractive paint scheme was the crowning touch. A chain link fence was replaced by an attractive wooden one and the yard was refurbished with a brick sitting area and pleasing landscaping. The tremendous amount of time and energy that went into the renovation of this house is to be applauded and is well deserving of the 2009-2010 award.
This handsome and virtually intact Colonial Revival house is highlighted by a full width front porch with four Tuscan columns and colonial balustrades on the porch railing. The front door is located in a central alcove with a transom above. The wooden door appears original and has dentils below the glass and paneled walls on either side of the alcove. The hipped roof has a central dormer whose single diamond paned window mimics the window on the front porch. A new coat of paint and a well tended fornt yard point to the continued care and maintenance of this home. The pride displayed by the owners is commendable and well deserving of the 2009-2010 award.
This stately Mission Revival with Gothic influence, has been in the Highland Park area since 1907. An original stained glass window, approximately 12′ high and 6′ wide was installed in 1909. In 1986 the window was cleaned and re-leaded by Judson Studios. The window is covered on the outside to protect it. To behold the architectural integrity of this building is quite amazing. A testament to this are the original hinges that still secure the double arched front doors. A pleasing paint scheme offsets these doors and many other architectural details. The sensitive upkeep of this property and a well-maintained landscape shows tremendous community pride and is very well deserving of this 2009-2010 award.
This Four Square has been returned to its former glory over the last two years. A fire-damaged upper story that had been covered over with plywood has been re-shingled and the windows brought back to their original design. An old photo showing the second floor balcony inspired the owner to remove the inappropriate railing and return it to the original shingled siding. A warm palette of colors including a muted green on the lower clapboard siding, a darker shade of green on the shingled second floor and a burgundy trim on the window sashes show off its wonderful detailing. The tremendous amount of time and energy that went into restoring this remarkable gem in the Hampton Terrace Tract is to be applauded and is truly deserving of the 2009-2010 award.
This charming bungalow was built by John H. Scott, a contractor who built a number of houses in the Highland Park area. Its pyramidal roofline would classify it as Pyramidal Folk Victorian, but its many other architectural features are predominately Craftsman. These include the central dormer vent on the roof, the decorative rafter tail ends under the overhanging eaves, and the combination upper shingled siding and lower clapboard treatment. All the details were brought back to life with a pleasing palette of colors that include ristique, carob bean and cream. Leftover bricks from the foundation were used to create a path in the front yard to complement the new landscaping. The crowning touch is a new wooden gate made by the owner that mimics the rafter tail ends on the roof. The owners’ commitment to this home and its architectural significance is commendable and well deserving of the 2009-2010 award.
This very symmetrical Craftsman has a low side gabled roof and a doubled gabled vent dormer over the front entrance. The large fixed pane windows are on either side of a tiered and battered front door. There are also four square columns spanning the front porch and a bottom rounded step. A Craftsman style light fixture also enhances the entryway. The light green clapboard siding is offset by the yellow and cream trim. The sustained maintenance on this home and yard show definite pride and are deserving of the 2014 award.