339 Foster Place

Year of award: 
2017
Award category: 
REHABILITATION
Original architect: 
I.W. Colburn
Year built: 
1958
Restoration architect: 
William Massey

Facing a potential threat of demolition, this 1958 mid century modern design by I.W. Colburn was saved when it was purchased by the current owner in 2014. Working with architect William Massey, the house was sensitively rehabilitated throughout, while preserving and reusing many of the original finishes in order to maintain the original architect’s design intent and feel. The Colburn designed breezeway was finally constructed as well. The collaboration between owner and architect honors Colburn’s original vision and shows the possibilities for preserving historic modernist design