Dan Meade attended the recognition ceremony for the Professional Remodeler Design Awards on Thursday evening at the Century Club in Baltimore Maryland. The Gerbe Glass Project was selected as the 2014 Professional Remodeler Design Award winner in the BRONZE category for WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION in the $300-750K range. Dan was in Baltimore attending the Remodelers Show this past week.
The project, a LIVE WORK STUDIO in Lawrenceville, was an 150-year old building that had previously housed a men’s clothier, a butcher and a beauty shop. The owners, empty nesters, were looking to start a new life in the city. The couple purchased the building and sketched out a new floor plan on a napkin. Architect Andrew Moss did the drawings and we were awarded the contract to do the work. The building was to connect the owner glass art studio to their living space. Adding 40 feet onto the old building proved to have its challenges for our team considering the tight spaces in the city. But the outcome proved to be worth all the work. The outcome resulted in 2,600 square feet of functional living space that includes two upstairs bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and a 20 foot high wall in the living room that showcases family artwork. Bernadette Gerbe, a glass artist, whose studio is adjacent to the residence, has her work throughout the home. This includes iridescent glass tiles in the upstairs bathroom, cabinet knobs in the kitchen and the vessel bowl in the powder room on the first floor, the first she ever made. There is a beautiful courtyard in the rear of the home that expresses the owners personality and a newly constructed garage completed by Prime 1 Builders this year.
This project has won a 2013 Housing Excellence Award chosen by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh as Best Urban Renewal Project and an honorable mention from the PPG and Dollar Bank Home Inspiration Contest.