(by Rose Frederick. Photography by Brendan Herrington. Reprinted from 5280 Magazine)
Bill and Maya Trinen have a thing for old houses–painted Victorians, snug bungalows, Arts and Crafts-style homes. They believe those houses have character and, more important, soul. So last year when the opportunity arose to buy a dated ranch-style home on a rare triple lot in Observatory Park, they bought the place with the idea of creating a new-old home–one that was large and comfortable enough for a family, but that still had style elements that would fit the 100-plus-year-old sub-neighborhood of University Park.