This gilded age Victorian home, designed by Architect Horace Greeley Knapp, required complete renovation. Built in 1887, this is the original home of Alvin (Deyrup) Johnson, founder of the New School for Social Research. It was immediately hailed as “a symphony in architectural forms” in the local press of its day. Restoration involved complete window replacement, reroofing, repainting and exterior wall restoration. Interior building systems, finishes and historic woodwork were all restored or replaced.