Fox’s Victorian Kitchen: The Great Stove Safari

Kim and Roy Fox are clients of mine and in the process of restoring a Victorian kitchen as first described in “Fox’s Victorian Kitchen: A Creative Interchange of Insights and Ideas”.

Kim and Roy were struggling with their stove selection for the restoration. They had successfully found many elements for the kitchen on their own. But the stove they had found and purchased on the web had quality problems when it arrived. Fortunately, they were able to return it for a refund, but they were unsure of where to look for another stove. They were leery of going back on the web, but needed to figure out how to locate the type of stove they wanted.

Eriez Stove at Erickson's Antique Stoves

Eriez Stove at Erickson’s Antique Stoves

Eriez Stove top

Eriez Stove top

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Balch Farmhouse: Karla receives an AHC “Preservation in Action” Award

Karla (on left) receives award from Joanne Carlson, President, Bosco-Milligan Foundation

Karla (on left) receives award from Joanne Carlson, President, Bosco-Milligan Foundation

Architectural Heritage Center “Preservation in Action” Award
Nomination for “Balch Farmhouse Relocation & Restoration”
May 30th, 2008

Category: Residential
Project Name: Balch Farmhouse Relocation & Restoration (“BHRR”)
Project Address: 3007 NW Wilson St. Portland, Oregon 97210
Timeframe: Relocated in 2003, restoration substantially completed in 2007.

I have great admiration for Karla. As a professional restoration consultant, and before that as an enthusiast, she has done outstanding work on numerous projects. I have always thought that her accomplishments were worthy of recognition, so when I heard the Architectural Heritage Center would be presenting “Preservation in Action” awards, I jump at the chance months ago to nominate one of her projects. I chose the “Balch Farmhouse” because I felt that it best fit all the criteria. I think the nomination I wrote tells an interesting story and highlights many aspects of this project. So I’ve submitted most of here for you to see as well.

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