For the Residential Rehabilitation of the Heck-Pool House, 218 North East Street, Raleigh
Constructed between 1872 and 1875 in the Second Empire style by Colonel Jonathan M. Heck, the Heck-Pool house located at 218 North East Street in Raleigh is one of the most prominent houses in the Oakwood Historic District. The house, designed by architect George H. S. Appleget, is individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Raleigh Historic Landmark.
In the late 1940s or early 1950s the home was converted to a seven-unit rooming house with a small kitchenette and full bathroom added to each large room. In October 2012, Randy and Heather Scott purchased the house with the goal of returning it to its original use. To do the work, they pulled together a team comprised of Mauer Architecture and a variety of specialists and contractors. Maurer was instrumental in designing a floor-plan that preserved the original elements, removing the bathroom and kitchenette additions and adding more appropriately positioned and scaled additions.
The work done by the team included significant structural repairs and reinforcement of both the first and second floors, and replacement of the metal, rubber and cedar roof shingle sections. The team also stripped and repainted the original doors, staircase railing, windows, and trim to bring out original details. The original windows received new ropes and weights and were restored to original working order. The team then replaced missing or rotten elements with new trim and finials that were made on-site or turned in a shop by master woodturners to match the originals. They also refinished the wide-plank heart-pine flooring and reconstructed the original parlor brick fireplace and chimney that was badly deteriorated by using period reclaimed brick. For the finishing touches, the owners also installed antique period lighting and electrical hardware.
Based on photographic evidence from the early to mid twentieth-century, the Scott’s launched a parallel effort to restore the landscape to the period of significance associated with the house. To lead this effort, the Scott’s worked with award-winning landscape architect Harriet Bellerjeau with the goal of restoring much of the historic landscape and working farm to include a vineyard, orchard, large vegetable garden, shady lawn, and gates to neighboring properties. The work also included the restoration of a chicken house and the original barn in the back of the house.
The Board of Directors of Capital Area Preservation, Inc. is pleased to present a 2013 Anthemion Award to Mr. & Mrs. Randy Scott, Maurer Architecture, Leland Studios, Mike Turner Painting Company, Ms. Harriet Bellerjeau, Mr. Justin Rose, and Mr. Russell Scott for the residential rehabilitation of the Heck-Pool House, Raleigh.