Ogden Carriage House
Architect: John Badami, AIA
Charles and Nancy Ogden purchased the historic Griswold house in 1992 intent on restoring it to its original charm. The home, built in 1936 for Robert Griswold, was originally designed by Architect Fritz Craig who based the design on plans that originated from a Better Homes and Gardens Catalog. After renovation of the home proper, focus turned to the addition of a guest house on the property. The homeowners hired architect John Badami, AIA to design a carriage house to look and feel like it was built along with the original house from the very beginning.
Connected to the historic house by underground tunnel, the carriage house maintains historic precedence inside and out while offering all of the modern conveniences. The guest quarters include a kitchenette, elevator, bedroom, bathroom, and spacious living area. The attention to detail is apparent throughout all spaces. The living area features a grand cupola which, along with the gracious windows, flood the space with natural daylight.
The ground floor includes a two story entry hall rich with finishes and carpentry to rival the feeling of entering the main home. Also on the ground floor is a 2 ½ stall garage, workshop, and full potting shed with stained and polished concrete countertops and a deep basin sink.
The exterior features a stone façade, copper shingle roofing, and carefully executed composition and style cues all to emulate the Architecture of the historic house.
Constructed by Hoxie Construction in 2010, the Ogden Carriage House is well suited to its historic context. In 2013 the Preservation Association of Lincoln awarded home owners Charles and Nancy, and Architect John Badami, AIA with the “Integration of Old and New” Award for the successful completion of this sensitive addition.