55 North Mayflower Road

Year of award: 
2014
Award category: 
Restoration
Original architect: 
Harrie Lindeberg
Year built: 
1916

Designed by architect Harrie Lindeberg in 1916, the east facing façade of the home is characterized by a second floor balcony that overlooks an expansive rear yard and the lake beyond.  In 2010, the balcony’s main structural supports began showing signs of failure and the balusters supporting the railing were rotting away.  The owners decided to restore the balcony, paying meticulous attention to every detail of the original design. Cantilevered steel supports inside the boxed beams were restored or replaced.  A millworker turned new cedar balusters on a lathe to match the originals perfectly.