NOTE: This story has been updated since its original posting on October 3, 2019. The incorrect project information and photo were published in the initial post. All information below now references the correct Anthemion Award for the Rogers Cottage.
We recently received an 2019 Anthemion Award for our work on the Roger’s Cottage at 432 S. Bloodworth Street in Raleigh. The house, which was moved from S. West Street, now resides in the Prince Hall District. Because of the new location, the project had to procure a Certificate of Appropriateness. We helped clients Matt Tomasulo and Nicole Alvarez in designing the addition to the rear of the house. Read below for more information from the Capital Area Preservation website.
“The c. 1905 L. G. & Ida Rogers House, once located in Raleigh’s historic 4th Ward, now sits on its new site at 432 S. Bloodworth Street thanks to the cooperative efforts of preservationists in Raleigh. Demolition and development once again threatened an historic house that had been neglected and vacant for many years. In fact, some familiar partners that were responsible for moving and saving the Arthur & Annie Gorham House were able to relocate the Rogers House just a two lots to the south on Bloodworth Street in May 2018.
Much like the Gorham House, the house was meticulously rehabilitated, refinishing and restoring all the original wood windows, siding, floors, and trim. Nicole Alvarez and Matt Tomasulo affectionately call the L.G. & Ida Rogers House the “Rogers Cottage” and often refer to the property as the “quirky uncle to the Guest House.” Where Guest House’s ethos is calm and minimal, the owners let loose with a moodier vibe and funky decor at Rogers. It is the couple’s more independent offering, a downtown cottage only two doors down from Guest House, with its own living and dining space, a kitchenette, a king bedroom, and an open loft with spiral stair up to a queen bed.
A more modest Victorian cottage, the effort put into the restoration of the house was no less daunting than the team’s work with the Gorham House and the finished result is no less spectacular. The Rogers Cottage will soon be open for the enjoyment of all guests with an official public launch coming soon, once again breathing life into a vestige of the African-American heritage of Raleigh.”
For more information, photos, and to make your reservation for Roger’s Cottage, visit the Guest House website.