Fit for a Queen

Whole-home remodel of a classic Victorian

“Our design mantra was to stay true to the Queen Anne vernacular, but make it work for a modern-day family who frequently entertain.”

Gas fireplace in living room of this Queen Anne Victorian remodel by Meadowlark

The Project

Originally built in 1894, this Queen Anne Victorian in Ann Arbor has a long list of university dignitaries who have called it home, including the present owners. Via an intensive design-build process, Meadowlark brought this home into the 21st century while keeping true to its architectural heritage.

Poorly done remodeling projects throughout the years, along with the need for major structural updates, mandated a complete gut and rehab. A large addition was extended in the back on the first floor to accommodate a new kitchen and family area.

This home now pays tribute to its past and provides a warm, welcoming environment for all who cross her threshold.

Project Size

Before: 5194 square feet
After: 5511 square feet

5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths


Whole home remodel of a historic Victorian home.

Lead Designer

Melissa Kennedy

Family room addition to Victorian style home in Ann Arbor features ceiling trim detail with high gloss paint by Fine Paints of Europe
Exterior of Victorian remodel with HardiPlank on addition



Entryway to a Queen Anne Victorian home remodel by Meadowlark Builders
Refinished staircase with high-gloss trim paint from Fine Paints of Europe
Upstairs bathroom features Noir hex mosaic travertine tile and cabinets by Brookhaven
Carrara marble tile and honed granite countertop in master bath of this Victorian home


Item  Materials
Cabinets  Brookhaven semi-custom
 Countertops Honed marble on kitchen island, honed granite in master bath, butler’s pantry and second floor bath
 Flooring/tile Locally sourced white oak flooring on first and second floors, Carrara marble in master bath, mosaic travertine tile in hall and second floor bath
 Siding  HardiePlank Lap siding on addition, original siding on rest of exterior
Foundation/insulation Superior Wall foundation system used in new crawl space. Spray foam insulation was added throughout the home.
Other For a healthier, more comfortable home, Meadowlark installed ductless air conditioning and an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator).  Original doors and bronze hardware were refinished and reused in living room and dining room.