1 Stone gate Road

Year of award: 
2018
Award category: 
Rehabilitation
Original architect: 
H. I. Cobb, 1896; James Gamble Rodgers, 1907
Year built: 
1896
Restoration architect: 
Melichar Architects

This Georgian Colonial was originally constructed with wood salvaged from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It enjoys a phenomenal lakefront site that also exposed it to the elements. Early 21stcentury work on the house began by finding much of the wood decayed, so the owners restarted the project with the help of architect Diana Melichar. Ultimately the work included replacement of all wood siding with moisture proof brick, the addition of period trim, and construction of a new sensitively design garage wing