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Preservation and Panache Meet in a Delaware Historic Home

By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Aug 31, 2013

House in Mulberry Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

The 308 Mulberry residence is a late nineteenth-century historic house, located in the small town of Lewes, Delaware. The picturesque view of it was shadowed by the normal deteriorations that occur over time. The house required an upgrade and the exterior needed to be restored to its original condition.

Robert M. Gurney, the architect responsible with the project, talks about the general context: “Lewes is composed primarily of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century building stock. The dominant building type is timber and the prevalent construction type is balloon framing. The starting point for this project is one such small house located at 308 Mulberry Street, originally constructed in the early nineteenth-century in the heart of the historical district.”

Details Outdoor Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

The upgrade implied also a series of new additions. To be more specific, four new structures had to engage wonderfully with the existent historical home. The client also requested a modern swimming pool and a lounge area. Despite its historic exterior, the interior looks neat, modern and crisp. The additional pavilions, built around the swimming pool, are envisioned as relaxations spots (one even contains a fireplace allowing the space to be used late into the fall).

Cladding Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Wood Details1 Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Lovely Courtyard Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Wooden Ceiling Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Kitchen Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney ArchitectSharp Roof Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Living Room4 Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Wooden Coziness Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Elegance and Grace Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Bedroom Preview Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Bedroom Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney ArchitectStairs6 Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Up Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney ArchitectTransparence7 Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney ArchitectTransparent Attic Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Fireplace4 Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Neat and Clean Bathroom Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Evening Outdoor Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Lounge Outdoor Area Evening Wood Inspiration: Restored Historic Home by Robert M. Gurney Architect

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