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Mosby Building Arts Wins 2 National Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence

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Richard & Olivia Knoesel with their Chrysalis Award, presented by Scott Mosby (center) and project lead Doug McCauley (right).

St. Louis residential remodeling firm Mosby Building Arts has been awarded two national Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence for a St. Louis County 2-car garage and a Chesterfield garage and clubhouse addition.

The Chrysalis for the Detached Outbuilding is for a St. Louis County garage with an interesting story. Renowned local architect Erwin Knoesel designed and built his home in 1949, eventually passing it to his son Richard, and his wife Olivia. The single-car garage had seen better days, and for the new garage, they wanted something that would match the home and the aesthetic style of the home’s architect.

Mosby architect Brian Yount worked with Richard Knoesel to design a 2-car garage featuring a custom-crafted overhead door designed to echo doors at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin Taliesin. Great care was taken to preserve original pieces of the garage and grounds.

The new detached garage takes care of the family’s modern needs for more car space and better water drainage. Because it was designed in homage to his architect father, they are also proud of what it represents, feeling their father would approve. And their Chrysalis Award now rests between busts of their mother and father (below).

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See photos of the award-winning garage.

The Chrysalis for Addition Over $250,000 is for a new wing created for a Chesterfield home (below).  The family needed more space for their personal cars, plus a luxury car collection. The man of the house also needed better storage for his hunting equipment, and desired a clubhouse for leisurely pursuits. The solution is a garage addition with finished attic space above that also multi-tasks as a guest bedroom and family room.

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The family got everything they desired with their clubhouse addition. The ground floor family room has become the new video gaming hangout for the sons and their friends, the upstairs loft space is Dad’s man cave. Because of the upstairs bedroom and full bathroom with laundry area, the addition easily converts to a guest house that gives visitors complete privacy while remaining close to the home. The space has been put to good use for the holidays, and makes everyone’s visit more pleasurable. See photos of the award-winning clubhouse addition.

The Chrysalis Awards began in 1994 to honor the finest remodeling projects in the country for their talent, creativity and professionalism.  Chrysalis is aligned with Professional Remodeler magazine, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to provide consumers with a resource for remodeling ideas from companies that deliver design and building excellence.

Since 2001, Mosby Building Arts’ commitment to excellence has been recognized with 8 Chrysalis Awards.  2013 marks the second time they have won 2 awards at once. Mosby’s 65 years of home remodeling is centered on a positive experience for the homeowner, from first consultation to warranty. Chrysalis Awards are an appreciated acknowledgement of their goal of being the right choice for your home. See a full list of all 2013 Chrysalis Award winners.

Mosby extends their deepest thanks to the homeowners who collaborated with them on these exemplary projects.