1910 Victorian Goes LEED Platinum


REMODELING A BLIGHTED HOME TO IT’S ORIGINAL GLORY: Passion, Vision and Patience

Meadowlark Sales and Design Manager Melissa Kennedy

Melissa Kennedy

Lead Designer

Photo of Meadowlark Project Manager Joe Scanlon

Joe Scanlon

Project Manager

By all accounts, this tired Victorian rental house with one-too-many poorly-done remodels should have been torn down. The homeowners and their Account Manager Doug Selby knew there was value in the building however, and were passionate about not only saving everything that could be saved, but also making a wonderful example of green remodeling in the process.

The original chimney bricks were recycled into the new chimney. Old framing material was used for finished flooring. The old cut-stone foundation was re-used and the entire house was retrofitted with excellent insulation, geothermal heating and many of the most efficient systems available in housing. The results are not only visually stunning, but the home is a model of efficiency – nearly net-zero energy and ready for the next century with durable and timeless finishes. This home achieved a LEED Platinum rating.

Materials

Item Material
Cabinetry Meadowlark custom cherry cabinets in kitchen and living room
Countertops Granite in kitchen
Flooring Reclaimed and locally sourced wood, slate, tile, marmoleum, carpet
Siding/Trim Original wood plus fiber cement board on new addition
Foundation Original stone plus poured cement in new addition
Insulation Spray foam and rigid foam
Other Geothermal HVAC, steel roof, drought-tolerant landscaping