SAVANNAH’S BERRIEN HOUSE WINS ESTEEMED HSF PRESERVATION AWARD
SAVANNAH, GA – Omega Construction is proud to announce one of its recent projects, the interior restoration of Berrien House in downtown Savannah, has won a 2020 Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award.
Historic Savannah Foundation is a private nonprofit preservation organization chartered in 1955 to preserve buildings, squares, and neighborhoods in the city of Savannah, Georgia’s colonial capital. Each year HSF celebrates the best of preservation with an awards program recognizing individuals, organizations, and companies who embody and practice excellence in preservation in Savannah and Chatham County.
Previously the oldest unrestored historic home in Georgia, Berrien House was built in 1791 for Major John Berrien, a Revolutionary War hero. The notable Savannah home is now owned and preserved by his descendant, Andrew Jones. The interior restoration and preservation of Berrien House is well known for uncovering one of the best collections of historic wallpapers in the country.
Prior to Omega’s being chosen to lead the restoration, its exterior underwent several years of work and was honored with an Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award in 2017. Omega’s interior restoration included both preservation and custom fabrication of numerous elements of the home’s interior with historic profiles, moldings, mantels, doors and flooring all meticulously documented and catalogued for accuracy in the recreation process. The home’s interior now includes private residential space for the owner, entertaining space for guests and Queensborough Bank & Trust’s downtown location on its ground floor.
“The Berrien House project was an unforgettable experience” said Todd Mayo, Omega Construction’s Georgia Division Manager. “I am really proud of our team’s work on this iconic home and grateful to HSF for this incredible honor.”
The Historic Savannah Foundation’s Virtual Awards Ceremony were held September 10th, 2020. Visit MyHSF.org for more information.