Körner’s Folly serves as an important example of Victorian innovation and eclectic interior architecture. The landmark home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, ensuring its proper care and authenticity in restoration.
This historic house is entirely open to visitors and every room is considered a primary historic space, or space that contributes to the historical integrity of the house. Throughout restoration, Körner’s Folly will remain open for tours, providing a unique opportunity to see historic preservation in action.
From 2012-2015, the first major restorative work took place at Körner’s Folly, when the exterior structure was stabilized. The foundation was repaired, the three porches were restored, and the entire roof was replaced.
Now that the home is water-tight and structurally stable, comprehensive interior restoration work is underway. This chapter of complete interior restoration work focuses on restoring and preserving Jule Körner’s Victorian décor and furnishings.