Matthew Fowler, Architect
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Historic Key West Projects

These historic wood-frame houses are located in the Old Town and Meadows districts in Key West, FL. With all of these projects, nonconforming additions and substandard materials were removed and the houses were completely restored using more historically appropriate materials and architectural details. Interior spaces were redesigned to maximize indoor-outdoor living and incorporate modern conveniences. New rear porches, pools, and decking were also added. Each of the projects has been honored with the Historic Florida Keys Foundation's Ceramic Star - the highest award bestowed by the Foundation - or the Foundation's Certificate of Excellence.
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Carsten Lane Cottage
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The Carsten Lane Cottage, a classic cigar-makers conch cottage in the Old Town district of Key West, FL, was fully restored using traditional materials and techniques. The original board and batten cypress wood siding was restored and replaced in kind where required. This project received the prestigious Ceramic Star Award given by the Historic Florida Keys Foundation and has ...More
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Whitehead Street House
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A night view of the Whitehead Street House, a large residential compound, located in the historic Old Town district of Key West, FL. The compound is comprised of several restored and renovated structures as well as extensive new construction. The existing structures were completely gutted, while conserving as much of the historic fabric as possible, and adapted to modern livi...More
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Petronia Street House
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A view of the Petronia Street House, a traditional 3 bay two story wood framed historic house in the Meadows area of Key West. The exterior was completely restored to its former glory, removing an unattractive enclosed upper porch, repairing trim and wood siding, and repainting. A brick paved driveway provides off-street parking.
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Carsten Lane House
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A view of the Carsten Lane House, a restored and renovated classic cigar-maker's conch cottage on a secluded lane in Old Town, Key West, FL. The cottage was sensitively restored repairing and replacing traditional material in kind, including the original wood double-hung windows, wood siding, and original interior Dade County pine floors.
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Carsten Lane House
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Another view of the Carsten Lane House.
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Williams Street Pool House
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A view of the Williams Street Poolhouse and swimming pool in tropical Key West, FL. The large rectangular pool extends from the original house and large rear porch to the new poolhouse located along the rear alley. The poolhouse's three bay structure, wood posts, and metal roofing mimic the rear porch, which together, frame each end of the pool. Travertine tile terraces at eit...More
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Elizabeth Street House
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The Elizabeth Street House, a renovated and restored historic conch cottage, is located in the Old Town district of Key West. An addition was constructed and the interior living area was renovated to create a larger open living space with french doors opening to the rear porch, gardens, and pool. Interior design services were also provided.
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