In this instance, where I’m working strictly with a historic style, I’m going to stick with what was in the original design, because that’s what we use to persuade the Historical Preservation Commission that this is really true to the original style of the porch.
— Steve Vasilion
 
 

Historic renovation on an updated scale

Built in 1855 for a doctor, this Geneva home originally featured two porches extending deep into the property that once overlooked the Fox River. The porch leading to he patients’ entrance was sinking, the connecting link rotting, and the elegant circular second porch had been removed many years ago. 

Using photographs from the Geneva Historical Society, we designed the porch to match the original structure, scaling it to match the size and character of the home — all while staying true to historic detail.

Using photographs from the Geneva Historical Society, we designed the porch to replicate the original structure, scaling it to match the size and character of the home —all while staying true to historic detail. Bringing back the curved outline, maintaining the newel post and column designs, and adding a powder blue ceiling created a new porch with old-world charm.

 

 
 

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Our goal was to bring back the missing porch. No easy task, it had to meet the approval of the historical preservation committee and be achieved with a challenging budget. Vasilion made this happen. Steve guided me to the right contractor and formed a team that accomplished the task. He spearheaded this project from beginning to end. Such a talented professional and such a great guy. I have the highest regard for this firm.
— Marsha E., homeowner
 
 
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