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Sold out! Restoration Two Ways: Historic and Modern Rehab in Two Neighboring Mount Vernon Houses
August 6, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm$10 | Register
There are as many ways to rehab a historic rowhouse as there are creative minds to undertake the project. Two grand houses on Park Avenue in Mount Vernon offer a wonderful study in how great rehab projects can take markedly different approaches. Both have been restored, one back to its original glory and the other adding by stunning modern elements.
829 Park Avenue was built by the Knabe Family, owners of the Knabe Piano Company famous for its ornately carved square pianos (Francis Scott Key commissioned one in 1838, helping to spark their popularity). The house, 32 feet wide with 6,000 square feet, boasts a glass-roofed music room with fluted marble columns, a dark wood-paneled dining room, and stained glass skylights. When the current owners bought it in the late 1990s, it was a dentist office. With much work, they restored it to its historic appearance and beauty.
Next door at 1831 Park Avenue another renovation took place. This one, however, combines stunningly modern elements with the house’s historic features. A movie room incorporates an enormous flat screen TV and the historic marble fireplace. The kitchen features sliding glass panel partitions instead of traditional cabinets. The color selections range from deep purple and black to fanciful greens and blues. And beyond the modern pergola dining area out back sits an in-ground pool lined with zinc.
Please join us as we wander through these two great Mt. Vernon houses that are inches apart physically and miles apart in style!
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