Architect Scott Wilson earns Chrysalis award for historic cottage renovation

The award-winning boutique architecture firm of Scott Wilson announced one of its projects has been named a Regional Award Winner in the Residential Historic Renovation category of the 2019 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence.

The award-winning project, a 1950s cottage renovation in Brentwood, delivered an open floorplan, privacy and yard space — all requirements for the homeowner’s growing family. The challenges included the home’s smaller lot size on a busy street, along with the Franklin Historic Commission’s requirements that the proportions, style and character of the existing structure be preserved.

“We congratulate Scott and his team,” said Ken Kanline, director of the Chrysalis Awards. “Winning six Chrysalis awards over the past two decades demonstrates Scott Wilson Architect’s ongoing commitment to professionalism and excellence.”

The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in 14 general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to every professional remodeler and design professional in the United States.

Wilson has designed modern buildings that embrace traditional principles of architecture to provide intimate spaces in which to live and work since 1986. Energy efficiency, reduced maintenance and environmentally sensitive strategies have been an integral part of his approach.

“Each historic renovation presents a bit of a conundrum,” Wilson said. “For this cottage, we worked together with the homeowner and the Historic Commission for a plan that balances historic integrity with today’s lifestyle demands.”