With the help of Rod Sidley Architects, the historical Century House in Glendale, Ohio has been re-built. Not only has it resurected a historical building from the ashes, it also revived a business.
With offices at the crossroads of Springfield Pike and Wyoming Avenue, Rod Sidley’s is a familiar face around Wyoming. He is widely known for his architectural designs. You may not know about his talent as a photographer. In fact, Sidley was a photographer before he was an architect. His work spans almost thirty years in pictures. Read more…
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Victorian kitchens were usually all business, with little thought to décor. So how to reinvent a period kitchen today? “The challenge is to see how far one can go to make the kitchen look like it belongs,” says architect Rod Sidley, who, with project architect Julie Phalen, restored a Victorian in Wyoming, Ohio.
Carbon-copy burgundy columns and stone pillars flank the front door, and the left and right wings of the house extend in unison from a clear centerline. Once inside the grand foyer, mirror-image staircases and strips of red limestone tile stretch away from a perfectly centered landing.
But in reality, the left side of the house – when facing the front door – is slightly longer.
Some matching columns in the hallway are built-in while others are freestanding, and in the master bathroom, the limestone countertop to the left of the door is slightly longer than its counterpart.
Not that anyone would notice.
“That’s the difference between balance and symmetry,” says architect Rod Sidley.