Use green practices and principles to renovate an 1888 house and reduce energy consumption; use additions to improve the circulation of the rooms on all three floors
Balancing the traditional detailing of the original house with the clients’ modern style, LDa Architecture & Interiors added more than 2,600 square feet to this family’s home.
The homeowners were concerned about the healthiness of their building, so the team brought modern technology to bear on upgrading the home’s air quality and comfort with a high-performance exterior envelope; efficient condensing gas boiler; LED-compatible light fixtures; shading devices; cellulose and low-density spray foam insulation; dual-flush toilets; and FSC-certified siding, decking, and framing materials. All this helped the home earn LEED silver certification.
The judges liked the thoughtful, sophisticated design of this renovation, especially the mudroom near the family entry to the house. —Nina Patel, senior editor, REMODELING.
Bathroom plumbing fittings: Hansgrohe; Dornbracht
Bathroom plumbing fixtures: Toto
Countertops: Solutions in Metal; Gerrity Stone; Stone Source
Entry doors: Select Doors
Flooring: Hunt Flooring
Garage doors: Designer Doors
Interior doors: Select Doors
Kitchen cabinets: Venegas & Co.
Kitchen plumbing fittings: Dornbracht
Paints/stains: Benjamin Moore
Skylights/roof windows: Velux
Structural lumber: Boise Cascade
Windows: Pella Corp.