806 Green Bay Road

Year of award: 
2013
Award category: 
Rehabilitation
Original architect: 
Edward Humrich
Year built: 
1950
Restoration architect: 
Summit Custom Design

Constructed in 1950 for the Franklin McMahon family, this home is an expression the philosophy of its original architect Edward Humrick who once said:  I think a house, any building, should go with the land, not violate the land.  A house should be like an outcropping of the land, a rock formation, to belong to the site.  Humrick’s trademark details included post and beam construction, passive solar siting, radiant heat in stained concrete floors, horizontal siding, board and batten cedar ceilings and walls, and large operable glass doors to bring the outside in.  All of these qualities can be found in this home. The current owners completely rebuilt the home from the foundation up and expanded the living space to accommodate their needs.