Wadsworth House, 1913 —A New Life for an Old Craftsman

Exterior Heritage Restoration (Shield) and Renovation
Royal City Builders Awards
2011

Located on a commercial lot, the Wadsworth House, designed by noted New Westminster architect E.J. Boughen, was under threat of demolition. After an exciting late night drive down Sixth Street, the house was relocated to a block lined with other heritage houses and a new life in the historic Queen’s Park neighbourhood of New Westminster.

The house exterior was in good condition and only required the expected repairs and maintenance.  A Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the City permitted extra floor area, which was utilized in a full basement and rear addition.  The addition is not visible from the street so the building’s original high-quality architecture can be fully appreciated.  A bold historic colour scheme completes the restoration.