The House That Tony Built - An Amazing Restoration Story

by Mike Van Houten / Feb 23, 2016

Mark your calendars for a terrific HRPS program coming up on February 24th at 7:00 pm. The House That Tony Built. HRPS member, Barrie Lynn, will share the history of her bungalow plus show her remarkable restoration of the porch. This free program is open to the public, no reservations are needed. The program will be repeated on February 28th at 1:00 pm at the Downtown LIbrary. Here's the scoop:

Historic Reno Preservation Society’s free programs offer an assortment of Reno historic topics. HRPS Wednesday Program events are at 7:00 pm at The Laxalt Theater in the Nelson Building at 401 W. Second Street, Reno and the following Sunday at 1:00 pm at the Washoe County Library (WCL), 301 S. Center St., Reno. For more program information contact Steve Davis at or call 747-4478 and leave a message. More organization information can be found at or on Facebook.

Barrie Lynn, The House that Tony Built

Barrie Lynn received a HRPS Neighborhood Preservation Fund Grant to remove an enclosed sun porch and restore the facade of her 1925 Bungalow to its original appearance. She will take you on a pictorial journey of this process and explain how her sense of connection to the history of her home contributed to her remodeling decisions. She will share the colorful story of the original owner of her home, locally famous musician and dance hall owner, Tony Pecetti, and how she came to know the former inhabitants who provided her with a wealth of information.

The renovation of her bungalow expands way beyond just the porch renovation though. Here's a few sneak peek pics below:

Barrie's enclsoed blue porch - before pic

Blue paint painstakingly being removed from the brick house. 

Barrie's porch after the paint was removed, but before it was opened up. 

Barrie's front porch after it was opened up and restored.

Amazing kitchen remodel. 

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