2014 Historic Renovation Winner: Wolfeboro Home
Designer: Patty Cooke of Wentworth Style in Wolfeboro
When Patty Cooke acquired the 1860 home in downtown Wolfeboro, it had lots of problems, including no heat or plumbing; a leaking roof; and lead paint inside and out. Thanks to her renovation, it now has an addition to replace the ell; new Pella Architectural windows; reclaimed white oak flooring; new siding; insulation for sound and heat; new heating and cooling systems; new plumbing and electrical systems; a new roof; a rebuilt side porch; and a restored entry, among other things.
Judges said: “This was a very sensitive addition and renovation. The new side wing was beautifully proportioned and the use of the partial wrap-around porch was effective on many levels: breaking the verticality of the new building mass (so it would be visually secondary to the original, main gable); introducing an intermediate ‘room’ as a transition space between the interior and exterior; and refocusing the house to the side yard. This part of the property was also very nicely attended to with the addition of a simple garden space—the use of a low hedge as a separation device from the road worked well, too.”