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Interior of the recreated sun porch from an old photo for the historic renovation of a 1922 Frank Riley Colonial Revival home on the Isthmus in Madison, Wisconsin.

Isthmus Whole Home Remodel

Thoughtful design and attention to detail enhances the character of this Frank Riley designed historic isthmus home.

Maintaining the historic charm of this 1922 Colonial Revival-style home designed by famed Madison architect, Frank Riley, was paramount to the new owners.

With preservation in mind, a living space was converted back to the original garage, the three-story spiral staircase was refinished, and the birds-eye maple, Brazilian cherry, and black walnut inlay floors were refinished. Updated bathrooms throughout and a new kitchen brought this home up to date without sacrificing its historic appeal.

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  • Project Year: 2014
  • Neighborhood: Isthmus
  • Categories: Historic Preservation, Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel, Whole Home Remodel

Restoring an historic home is no small undertaking, but the owners of this home were committed to preserving the beauty and character of the 1922 Isthmus neighborhood gem.

Updated bathroom with decorative tile in a historic renovation of a 1922 Frank Riley Colonial Revival home in Madison, Wisconsin.

One of our expert lead carpenters (and architectural history buff!) discovered while working on this home that it was designed by renowned Madison architect Frank Riley. Riley is known for his Colonial Revival designs with gracious proportions. The Riley family was influential in east side real estate development and civic affairs.

TDS recreated the sun porch from an old photograph of the home and replaced windows that faced blustery Lake Mendota with new energy efficient Marvin windows.

Photo of Madison, WI home in 1973 Sunroom and balcony on whole home remodel in Madison, WI

We have used TDS Custom Construction for five different jobs in two houses over 27 years. The number one reason for working with them is that I know the job will be done right. They listen and verify at any juncture. The house is always carefully prepared and protected. Their commitment to the property and the satisfaction of the customer does not end when the final check is paid. When I hear of some of the problems people encounter with other companies, I realize that this is never part of the experience with TDS.

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