Froehlich Residence

Living Room
Living Room

Location

Grand Manse
129 N 10th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
United States
Location: 
Grand Manse
129 N 10th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
United States

 
I was involved in all phases of the project from beginning to end, including all of the challenges that come with working in a 100-year-old building. The demolition part of the project was equally as important as the new build, as the owner wished to preserve all original elements. You enter the Suite through original oak double doors and onto terrazzo flooring installed in 1904. The entry foyer capped with existing 10” tall plaster crown molding, leads you into an open floor plan with original hardwood maple flooring, showcasing a three-sided fireplace encased in a warm neutral flat face stone. Throughout the main level, is original oak casing around the windows and doors as well as an exposed steel column used to support the structure during original building construction.  The crown molding within this space was custom cut and assembled in 11 pieces, with each dentil nailed in separately by hand. In taking to the history of the building, there was also a spacious butler’s pantry installed to assist in entertaining large groups of people. The grand open staircase, bordered in paneling that replicates the Court House located within the building, takes you to 5th floor. Natural light floods every room through windows and skylights in each bedroom. All of the doors, base, casing, crown and chair rail for this floor were custom made to replicate the original woodwork in the rest of the building.  This home preserves history while containing modern amenities such as whole house audio, and will also allow the couple to age in place with barrier free showers and the main level guest bedroom designed to be their future master suite.