Interior Rehabilitation Award

Presented for the most impressive interior restoration project in Old town Noblesville. The degree and quality of improvement from the “before” to the “after” state of the project is the primary consideration. Appropriate adherence to U.S. Department of the Interiors restoration standards will be a factor in selecting the recipient. If the project also involves conversion of an Old Town residence to single use from commercial or multi-unit rental, this will positively impact. Support of local suppliers and contractors also may be a positive factor in the selection process.

2015 Winner

Rob and Krista Bocko
1194 Clinton Street

If you’ve driven by Krista and Rob Bocko’s Gothic Revival home at 1194 Clinton Street since September, you've probably noticed the changes taking place outside. Since receiving one of the 2015 NPA façade grants and hiring the NPA work crew for a morning, the aluminum siding is off the front and replaced with a cheerful green color along with a new porch covering over a wider porch and front walk.

Some of the biggest changes, however, are not visible from the outside. Since their youngest started school, Krista and Rob have been on a home renovation spree. From the completely renovated kitchen down to Krista’s latest pantry rebuilding, you’ll see refinished cabinets, new counter tops, a new island, new flooring, and vintage lighting. Krista spent a couple freezing nights on the back patio cutting tiles for their glass subway tile backsplash. Other major renovations include an upstairs bath that was completely transformed from a dingy, unusable space to a light, bright bath with a nod to all things vintage—the highlight being a mosaic tile floor and a shower added to the century-old cast iron tub. As you tour the Bocko’s home, virtually every space has been touched with great attention to all the small details that make their home warm and welcoming. You’ll see a nod to all things vintage with a touch of delightful whimsy.

While many people hire their work out, Rob and Krista have done as much of the renovation and restoration themselves as possible.

Keep watching as the Bockos plan to continue exterior work this spring and summer, including removing the siding from the east side of their house, replacing the railing above the screen porch, and repainting the picket fence.

Special thanks to the Noblesville Preservation Alliance Sponsors