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1920’s Grocery Store Renovated Into an Energy-Efficient Home in Chattanooga
The former grocery store had been used as office space until the owners bought it and decided to turn it into a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home. Located on Williams Street in an area that was once an industrial district (but is now devoted to the arts), the building sits on a typical 25-foot by 80-foot city lot with an east-west orientation. The redesign was handled by Elemi Architects, and Collier Construction handled the renovation.
Built solidly with a 3-brick wide envelope, the home had plenty of thermal mass, which the redesign team bolstered with spray foam insulation to minimize energy loss. The interior was rather closed-in, so the team added skylights to bring light from the roof all the way into the open floor plan living room. New energy-efficient windows were also added to the front and the back. The east side of the home was also opened up to a spacious patio and a second floor deck. Throughout the renovation, Collier Construction worked to minimize waste while reusing materials – including existing 2×12″ lumber that was incorporated into the new flooring structure.
Via Jetson Green
Images ©Elemi Architects and Collier Construction
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