1920s Residence Revival

The program was to transform, by restoration and renovation, an 8,700-square-foot house built in the late 1920s into a new residence. The house was designed by local Cincinnati architect John Henri Deeken and was awarded a local chapter American Institute of Architects design award in its day. The directives from the client were to approach all design issues in a manner that respected the aesthetic tradition of the house and, at the same time, introduce amenities that would bring the house up to today’s standard of living and building codes. The driveway, drive court, terracing, and courtyard walls were also reconstructed and redesigned, as was the landscaping around the entire house. RWA’s design intentions were to reference and reflect the palette and period style of the existing house when faced with introducing new elements or repairing existing problems.