Crowds celebrated the first phase of the renovation of a landmark in Syracuse.

The outside of 438 Columbus Avenue has been restored to its early 20th century style. It's the former home of the famous craftsman and furniture-maker Gustav Stickley.

It was built in 1900 and showcases the Craftsman style he pioneered. His floorplans became influential in homes built throughout the Northeast.

"It was very warm and welcoming, the colors and the woodwork was very cozy, and really has had a profound influence in the simplicity, functionality, and beauty of the interior spaces that we live in," said Sarah Stickley, Gutav’s great-granddaughter.

"We surprisingly don't have any in the Syracuse area, but if you go down like from Boston to Washington D.C there's quite a few in the Midwest, so I think it was the beginning of the open floor plan," said President of the Gustav Stickley House Foundation David Dalton Rudd.

The interior restoration is expected to be done in 2020.

The Gustav Stickley House Foundation says $2 million still needs to be raised to complete the project.