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158 Bowen Street, detail

167 Medway Street, Residential Rehabilitation Award

This 1905 Victorian house was covered in aluminum siding when the current owners bought it in 2002. Beginning with the siding removal, they renovated the exterior and interior, restoring windows, tin roofs on the porches, and a carriage house door on the garage. Inside, the third floor was in danger of collapsing into the second floor because a supporting wall had been removed, and a beam was added to secure it. Three of the four bathrooms were renovated and an original clawfoot tub and sink were preserved. Renovations and landscaping were completed in 2006.

The home is located one block outside of the Wayland National Register District on a street of primarily rental properties. It is hoped that this restoration will encourage others to restore the historic character of Medway Street.

Homeowners Nina Tannenwald and Mark C. Suchman employed a host of companies and skilled craftsmen including: Clifford M. Renshaw Architects, LA Mike Home Remodeling, Ekof Construction, Waugh & McKnight, M & Z Painters, Geisser Engineering, Wayne Goodlin, Joan Ffolliott, and Rotondo Landscaping.