5 East Laurel Avenue

Year of award: 
2019
Award category: 
Preservation Award
Original architect: 
Stanley D. Anderson
Year built: 
1936

This home is one of Stanley D. Anderson’s great Country Georgian houses from 1936. The all-Lannon Stone façade has a colonial revival front porch with Anderson’s classic triangular pediment with an oculus window. The house is evocative of Anderson’s then recently completed (1935) high school. The house had fallen into deep disrepair when it was purchased by the current owners. They have extensively cleaned and tuckpointed the stonework, replaced the windows while keeping the dark color of the mullions and frames.  Additionally, they extensively rebuilt and painted the original shutters, and repaired the roof.