Historical Restoration



Photography by Tim Lee

Keller/Eaton Architects

Location: Larchmont

This residence is a classic Victorian in the heart of Larchmont Manor, a seaside enclave of Victorian homes built in the 1880s. As with many homes in this area, the house was a series of small, dark rooms with poor traffic flow and antiquated functionality. The homeowners wanted the house to be reworked to be more modern and suit their busy family of eight. The conical turret was a source of inspiration and was turned into the formal entrance. Keller/Eaton designed a rear turret that serves as a rear entrance and is connected to the front by a wraparound porch. The inside was also rethought. The reconfiguration provided an expanded living room, which flows into the relocated kitchen. Upstairs, an addition created a large master suite with a terrace.  

 

Photography by Peter Krupenye

Keller/Eaton Architects

Location: Larchmont

This beloved and long admired Victorian home sits at the head of Larchmont Harbor. Following the devastating hurricanes of the 1930s and 1940s, the house was renovated beyond recognition much to the dismay of the community. A young family purchased it and asked Keller/Eaton to bring it back to its original sensibility. Because the house plans were lost, Keller/Eaton had to piece together plans with information from the Historical Society, archivists, and historical photos. The end result was a house reborn. It was brought back to its previous Grande Damn status, adapted to modern living, and its return was celebrated during its debut as the featured home on the Larchmont House Tour.

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