The Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission supports homeowners and builders who help preserve the Village's historic character. Each year the Commission reviews projects completed within the previous year for its annual Historic Preservation Awards.
Entries are accepted for residential (single-family and multi-family), commercial, and institutional buildings. The Commission discusses the merits of each application and selects recipients for the following awards: Restoration of the Year, Remodeling Project of the Year, Streetscape Compatibility Award, and the Architectural Details Award.
The Historic Preservation Awards were presented to the following winners at the May 22, 2023 Village Board meeting:
Restoration of the Year: 570 Hillside Avenue, Robert Margetts
The front porch windows were replaced due to the original windows having deteriorated to the point that the glass was falling out and the windows would not open. The windows, sash, and screens were created from scratch with hardware such as screen handles, hinges, and latches being reused from the originals.
Remodel of the Year: 200 N. Montclair Avenue, Blake and Michelle Stallings
This project included a large open front porch addition, remodeling of the existing side sunroom, and the addition of a new entry door and flanking French doors. This project included very high-‐quality materials and thoughtful planning. It transformed an average-looking home with minimal curb appeal into a very welcoming and functional home with a great entertaining area.
Streetscape Compatibility: 286 Hawkinson Court, Andrew and Libby Wassef
This home was a new construction built in a cul-de-sac just north of Kenilworth and Maple Avenue.
Architectural Details: 695 N. Main Street, Bob and Anna Davidson
A first-floor master bathroom addition to this Mediterranean home that was originally constructed in 1914. The new footprint and its resulting interior planning were driven by existing exterior architectural conditions. The new west side/Main Street construction aligns with and is symmetrically mirrored from the existing east side wing. Decorative offset corner pilasters are replicated with matching existing stucco color/texture. Glass block windows, wood fascia/trim and crown profiles/details are reproduced to match those from the original structure.