The 2010 Ballinger Award for outstanding restoration and rehabilitation of historic architecture was presented at the Preservation Foundation’s annual membership luncheon held on Monday, December 6th, 2010. This year, the Foundation awarded the house La Tonteria. A 1935 Georgian-Colonial Revival, the home’s original design was by John L. Volk for Edward J.S. Donovan.
Foundation Chairman John Mashek presented the Ballinger medal to James Harpel for his restoration of the residence.
James Harpel choose architect Jeffery Smith and his firm Smith Architectural Group to do the restoration and renovation. Besides Jeffery Smith and his project leader Laura DiGregorio as architects on the project, Mario Nievera did the landscape design, and the interior design was handled by Katherine Shenaman. The industries of John Volk’s own son, John Volk Jr. also contributed to work on the house.
The Foundation’s Co-Directors Janice Owens and Alexander Ives gave a presentation honoring the hom MORE...