2018 Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation Design Winner: Downtown Revival
William Soupcoff of TMS Architects in Portsmouth
The client was able to look beyond the disrepair of a 1910 Greek Revival home to appreciate the property’s well-established neighborhood and proximity to downtown Portsmouth. A new screen porch, mudroom and a half bathroom were added to the first floor; a new master bedroom suite was designed for the second floor. A large dormer was added to the third floor for a home office and den. The homeowner’s love of cooking and entertaining meant every inch of the kitchen was carefully designed to enhance the family’s culinary needs.
Judges said: We like the tasteful adaptation and enhancement of the existing house as well as the doors and windows. The house’s scale and proportion are nice, and the color and materials palettes work well. Furnishings complement the spaces, and the exterior and interior are seamless in design.
Editor’s note: The interior designer for this project was Frances Hodges of Frances G. Hodges Interiors in Dover [(603) 986-2245; francesghodgesinteriors.com]; the landscape is by Terrence Parker of Terra Firma Landscape Archietcture in Portsmouth [(603) 430-8388 terrafirmalandarch.com]. This home was featured in New Hampshire Home, Downsizing in Style (January/February 2018).