Moreno Home
Date: 10/16/2009 Album ID: 866505
Photos by David Zalaznik
Galesburg home of Alex and Deborah Moreno.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Alex and Deborah Moreno pause on the porch of their 1890s farmhouse in rural Galesburg with Bix, their Maltese-poodle mix. The couple, who met while students at Knox College, have renovated and enlarged the home with the growth of the family.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR  In the 10 years since Alex and Deborah Moreno bought an 1890s farmhouse in rural Galesburg, their renovations include a timberframe addition that provides space in the master bedroom for a unique oval shower with water flowing over the vertical outside tiled surface.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR The first order of business after Alex and Deborah Moreno moved into their 1890s farmhouse was to replace the small window over the kitchen sink. That began a decade of renovation and addition that incorporated Alex Moreno's skill and art as owner of Moreno Tile & Stone in rural Galesburg.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR One child's bedroom in the rural Galesburg home of Alex and Deborah Moreno includes a loft bed with a study area beneath.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Stone and tile grace the dining area in the home of artist Alex Moreno, owner of Moreno Tile & Stone, and his wife Deborah, in rural Galesburg. The onyx table is supported with old 2 x 4 boards.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Abundant light and a profusion of natural materials are hallmark of the rural Galesburg home of Alex and Deborah Moreno. The richly colored slate floor has radiant hot water coils heated with a geothermal system.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Vines cover a dry-stack stone wall Alex Moreno built in his spare time, which often meant after midnight, in front of the 1890s farmhouse he renovated and added onto with his wife, Deborah.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Galesburg home of Alex and Deborah Mareno.
DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Alex and Deborah Moreno enlisted Trillium Dell Timberframing when the growing family required more space than their 1890s farmhouse offered. Trillium Dell used oak timbers and old-world joinery in the master bedroom suite.