Norman Alston Architects have assisted with the restoration and updating of a number of historic homes. In addition, we have designed several new homes that acknowledge their historic context and were designed to fit in seamlessly.
Sagamore Cottage Guest Quarters, Jefferson, Texas
A new cottage designed to reflect the neo-classical architecture prevalent in the historic homes of Jefferson. The design is consistent not just in detail, but in plan. The rooms are organized around a central hall layout typical to the time and locale.
Sagamore Cottage Guest Quarters
Sagamore Cottage Guest Quarters - The kitchen and breakfast areas, viewed from the front porch.
J.H. Scantlin House/Sagamore Cottage, Jefferson, Texas - Restoration of 1852 house. Sagamore Cottage Guest Quarters, compatible new construction, in the background.
Historic Sagamore Cottage before restoration.
Weir House, compatible new construction in Dallas' Munger Place Historic District. Based on typical plan features and details of an American Foursquare house, this 4 bedroom house was designed for a young and growing family. Despite this being a long-established historic district, this is the first structure ever to be constructed on this site.
Weir House entry hall, typical of an American Foursquare.
Weir House dining room.
411 Willomet is compatible new construction in Dallas' Winetka Heights Historic District. The design reflects many details typical of the Arts and Crafts homes typical across Dallas in the first decade of the 1900's and common in Winetka Heights.
Detail of 411 Willomet
Trull House, Waxahachie, Texas - Reconstruction of large historic porch and porte cochere.
Trull House before the reconstruction of the missing two story porch.
Bacchus-Carson House, Frisco, Texas - Kitchen renovation in historic house.