Architect: Dan Scully
Architect Firm: Daniel V. Scully Architects
Project Type: Remodel
Before the renovation, Edgewater looked like an inappropriate 1970s spec house, with an aggressively tall and pointed gable toward the water. It was all sliders, a gable full of glass without refinement, and clapboards with tight ‘mean’ trim. The solution was in the windows, and the trim around them. The project became a total renovation. The interior was reconfigured, the windows all changed, the siding and trim as if from a different generation. Sliders and glass gables were replaced with large double hung windows, with window muttons. The effect is a shingle-style wall, with surface punched windows of the period, rather than the pseudo-contemporary all-glass look of the original.
Judges' Comments: “Transformative remodel that takes a home that was tired dated and uninspired and creates a home that has charm and character. But beyond that, it takes a home that looks like it could have been in any old subdivision anywhere and creates a home that responds to the New Hampshire lake country setting beautifully.”