Hedberg Residence

Forensic Assessment, Preservation Planning, Residential - 2005

About The Project

Isthmus Architecture, Inc. provided architectural services leading to the restoration and rehabilitation of the historic M. Johnson Residence in Maple Bluff.

In January 2004, fire consumed the roof, much of the second floor and a portion of the first floor of this 9,300 square foot Mediterranean Rival style house designed by prominent Madison architect Frank Riley. Areas of the house that survived suffered heavy smoke and water damage.

Isthmus conducted an intensive survey to document damaged architectural features, finishes and furnishings and prepared a schedule indicating items to be repaired, replicated or replaced. Upgrades to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems to meet the current residential code also will be necessary. The current owner requested additional interior improvements to include a modified layout of the second floor and rooms for the basement. A small screen porch addition to the house was constructed as was the adaptive re-use of an existing greenhouse.