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Wright Robinson Architects. Restoration. Cedar shingles. Queen Anne. Aesthetic Movement. Shingle Style. H. Edwards Ficken. Harry Fenn. Gargoyles. Custom Railings. Repeat client. AIA Design Award.
Harry Fenn House, Montclair NJ
(1883-84, original architect H. Edwards Ficken)
painted wood, cedar shingles

Adaptive restoration and partial renovation of a significant Aesthetic Movement influenced Queen Anne house designed in 1883 by architect H. Edwards Ficken, completed in 1884, and widely published—most notably as the first house illustrated in the first volume of Sheldon’s Artistic Country Seats of 1886. In the early 20th century the house was moved and altered several times to ill effect. Our work addresses these unsympathetic alterations and restores significant elements of what was considered in its own time a complex, exotic building. The owners were invaluable—if informal—research assistants.
Repeat client.
2015 AIA N&S Gold Design Award
2015 Montclair Bricks & Mortar Preservation Award