Columbus, OH
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RKA was commissioned to design a complete remodel of this 1920 craftsman style duplex with a detached garage / greenhouse in historic Victorian Village. read The goal of this project was to preserve original materials, modernize aesthetics, functional aspects, and mechanical systems, and improving the floorplan layout. Each unit’s layout was a mirror image of the other with different, aging interior finishes. On the first floor of each unit a kitchen, living, and dining room can be found, while on the second floor there are two bedrooms with one bathroom. By reversing the location of the kitchen and dining spaces, a much larger, more inviting kitchen is created with plenty of storage, generous peninsula, and modern finishes. Restoration of the original wood windows, trim details, and wood flooring emphasize the homes craftsmanship. On the second floor, restoration of the trim, windows, and flooring on the second floor continue while the bathroom in each unit receives a complete remodel to allow for increased functionality. On the exterior, the residence receives new roofing, brick restoration, stone retaining wall restoration, gutters / downspouts, lighting, and a fresh paint scheme emphasize the historic nature of the structure while adding a modern flair. A new semi-private patio is also to be added to each unit. The historic garage and greenhouse with steel windows also receives restoration, making the garage / greenhouse a unique exterior focal piece not commonly found in this neighborhood.