PACNY is pleased to present a Tender Loving Care Award to Carol and John Young of Skaneateles, New York for maintaining exceptionally high standards of care for a historic property.
Built in 1871, the Young residence at 46 West Lake Street in Skaneateles is an excellent example of the Second Empire style. The home features a center rectangular tower, a floral patterned slate mansard roof, and a highly detailed front porch overlooking beautiful Skaneateles Lake. John and Carol Young purchased the home in 2008 and shortly thereafter retained Ted Bartlett of Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners and David Lee of Skaneateles as general contractor.
The exterior restoration project began with the slate mansard roof. The slate tiles were removed and numbered, the underlayment was replaced, and areas of rot were repaired. The original slates were then returned to their original positions and missing and broken slates were replaced in kind. The elaborate Victorian trim was also repaired and replaced as necessary, including having pieces specially milled to restore period details.
On the interior, the kitchen was updated to improve its functionality while preserving the essential character and key architectural elements. The copper sink was restored and original cabinets and hardware were reused. Two interior walls in the front of the house that previously had been removed were rebuilt, using salvaged chestnut and black walnut for the trim. As a result, the original floor plan, which includes a formal entry, dual parlors, and a service hallway, has been restored.
PACNY applauds the Young family not only for their stewardship of their historic home, but also for being strong advocates for historic preservation in their community.
Please join us as we recognize our Awardees. This year’s PACNY awards ceremony will be held on Sunday May 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Temple Concord. See pacny.net/awards/ for RSVP information and more details.