Historic Wauwatosa Porch Remodel
About the Project:
This Wauwatosa, Wisconsin home started out as a side by side but was later converted into a single residence. The homeowner’s had a vision of enclosing the open porch and creating useful space they could enjoy. The front door and oval window were original pieces from the attic that were restored for use in this remodel.
This was one of Frederick Underwood’s homes that was uniquely build out of concrete since his daughter had died in a house fire on the east coast and he wanted it build to last. Frederick was president of the Erie Railroad in the early 1900s and often had railroad guests stay in his other home next door. The mosaic tile used in the porch ties into the overall railroad theme adding an artistic touch.