P R O J E C T C L A R K A V E R E S T O R A T I O N
When Strothkamp Restoration purchased this 1897 Queen Anne Victorian home located in Webster Groves, it was vacant, dilapidated, and begging to be restored to its former glory. Our objective was to develop floor plans and a design strategy that would deliver a practical, historically accurate, and of course, stunning home to a lucky modern family. Removal of the aluminum siding revealed the artistic scalloped, wood detail that was original to the home's exterior. We revitalized the wrap-around porch with custom sawn balusters, corbels and two staircases. On the interior, we refurbished as much of the home's original historical charm as possible, such as the grand staircase, two sets of curved windows, most of the wood floors, and all fireplace mantles. The color scheme reflected the era, featuring black and white checkered floors, natural wood flooring with dark stained accents, antique brass, cast iron and marble with sporadic compliments of a deep turquoise. The Butler’s Pantry showcases the turquoise, and is home to the only salvageable light fixture and original basement door. All of the other light fixtures specified were restored antiques or historically influenced. After completion, this project was recognized by Webster Groves for an Award of Excellence in Historical Restoration and is now considered a landmark in the community.