Happily for the house, its next owner was Greg Johnson, a traditionalist and history buff. Armed with pages torn from This Old House and other magazines, he hired architect Tony Ward, whose work he'd admired at friends' homes, including several in the neighborhood. Greg, who used to manage real-estate operations for a major bank, was glad to have Ward to help him navigate this project. "Between us, I felt as though we knew what we were doing and would avoid rookie mistakes," Greg says.
Shown: Homeowner Greg Johnson, pictured with his godchildren, Fritz and Kathryn, wanted to return architectural details to his house, many of which had been taken out during an earlier renovation.