Two Batavia properties have received the property home improvement award from the Village Association of Batavia.
Receiving the recognition for November are the Astles home, located at 18 N. Fifth Street, and the new Rosenhoffer law building owned by Clermont Risky Business, located at 302 Main Street.
“The Batavia property improvement awards are a result of the association’s design committee,” said VAB President Cathy McCoy-Leone. “As part of the Batavia’s revitalization efforts, we are recognizing those who have put efforts into visually improving their properties.”
The awards are bestowed on those property owners who have improved the interior or the exterior surrounding landscape.
The Astles home was built in 1832 and they have done extensive work to restore the historical feel of the property, they said.
“In the interior, we have repaired the original walls, stripped away paint to expose and restore the original woodwork, stripped wallpaper, and removed carpeting to restore the original hardwood floors,” said Lance Astles.
On the exterior of the home, they have painted, added new shutters, and lined the flower beds with rock walls.
“We do feel that our hard work, our time, and our money is being rewarded by the VAB,” he said. “We hope that our efforts will inspire others to do the same.”
Construction on the new two-story 3,600 square-foot building and law offices of Gary Rosenhoffer were completed over Labor Day.
The Rosenhoffers also wanted to maintain an authentic, historic look to the new building and are equally as excited with the recognition.
Both properties will display a property improvement award sign from the VAB for thirty days.