815 Barberry Lane

Year of award: 
2014
Award category: 
Restoration
Original architect: 
Edwin HIll Clark
Year built: 
1927
Restoration architect: 
John Krasnodebski

When the owners decided to remodel their 1927 home designed by noted architect Edwin Hill Clark, they retained Lake Forest architect John Krasnodebski of Landmark Development to renovate the interior of the home and to restore elements of the exterior, including the original shutters and the low masonry walls of the driveways forecourt.  During the course of renovation the owners discovered an abandoned gas line leading to what had been a gas light fixture above the front entrance, but which had been replaced with an electric light fixture at some point in the past. They restored the gas line and replaced the electric light with a handsome gas fixture, restoring this missing historic feature and returning the entrance of the home back to its original character.