Gardner/Fox and the Green family recently earned the inaugural Radnor Township Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of a Shingle Style Victorian on Louella Avenue in Wayne.
Originally designed by Trumbauer in 1893, Gardner/Fox architect Alex Rice developed a complete restoration and modernization plan for the massive stone and shingle home. The construction, led by Gardner/Fox project manager Mike McBride, included a new two-story addition and garage along with new heating and cooling systems and the restoration or historically accurate replacement of all interior and exterior finishes and fixtures.
The result is a dramatic, classic yet modern home. Says Rice, “As soon as you walk in the front door you see the stone fireplace, incredible hearth and mantelpiece and decorative wainscoting that goes up two floors— details that you just don’t find anywhere. It’s a fantastic home, one that I’ve been proud to work on.”