The Architectural Heritage Center is holding its third annual Heritage Home Tour on Saturday July 28th, 2012. This years tour includes five exceptional homes representing the work of architects and builders from 1892 to 1962.
The home I am most excited to see is the Saul Zaik designed Fort House . The home built in 1962, is a one‐story Northwest Regional style home located in the Hillsdale neighborhood. Like many of Zaik’s designs, the Fort house is designed to recede behind the trees and the native plantings.
The home has recently had a kitchen renovation by Mosaik Design, who specializes in period restoration.
From the Mosaik press release:
“The kitchen boasts a spectacular view of the city on one side and floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a beautifully landscaped courtyard on the other. The previous remodel consisted of white painted kitchen cabinets, which were out of sync with the original stained wood in the rest of the home. The large, dark track lighting was outdated, felt heavy and detracted from the original fir ceilings. The quarry tile floor was also original to the 1962 home and an element the homeowner wanted to retain, but needed repair.
Mosaik Design re-used and repurposed as much material as possible but also introduced new materials and improvements to ensure it felt updated. There were some minor challenges along the way, such as finding matching quarry tiles to repair the original floor, but the team used its creativity and resourcefulness by harvesting close to 100 tiles from other areas of the home to completely restore it.
“We kept the original fir ceilings and floor tiles, but also introduced new elements such as functional and sleek quartz countertops and locally made custom cabinetry with Sapele Mahogany veneer. This wood has an interesting, yet modern feel with its vertical grain and custom stain,” said Davis. “We also replaced the old track lighting with a smaller, more modern version, which turned the fir ceiling back into a beautiful feature of the room.”
The overall result is a stunning transformation that is a fresh, modern and authentic. The update restored the mid-century period feel, by truly integrating the kitchen with the rest of the home, its outdoor surroundings and the characteristics of the home’s original style.”
The Heritage Home Tour event takes place on Saturday July 28th, 2012 from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are $35 for members and $50 general public, you can purchase them on the AHC site here.