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2020 Award Winners



Historic Preservation/Restoration


Jenschke Sunday Haus


Fredericksburg, Texas

Architect/Designer | Laughlin Homes & Restoration

Builder | Laughlin Homes & Restoration

Photographer | McKenzie Baird Photography

The owner wanted to renovate the diamond-in-the-rough Sunday Haus to become a bed and breakfast. Located within the city’s historic district, the home was designed to complement the neighborhood and conform to strict city and historic guidelines.

The 1850 log cabin home now serves as the living room. The original logs are on display, with a fresh coat of stain and chinking to match the adobe color. The design team kept the rock walls, believed to be added to the home in 1904, to blend with other structures in the historic district. An antique shiplap ceiling was used in the bunk room to complement the historic aesthetics and provide contrast from the rock walls. A second bedroom and bathroom were added to the structure to accommodate guests’ needs. A dark wood bar and cabinetry in the kitchen and stainless steel appliances contrast seamlessly against the white walls and concrete flooring. The open design allows for group gatherings in the adjoining dining area.

From the Judges
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