Jerry Tate Architects just unveiled their completed Hollin House renovation, which transformed an old Edwardian residence into a modern, sun-drenched, sustainable home. The clients fell in love with the historic charm of an Edwardian house but felt that the kitchen and master bedroom needed significant upgrading if they were to enjoy living there. So the design team proposed a major addition that includes a large open kitchen, a living area, a utility room, a master bedroom and general upgrades to the existing home. The sleek modern addition manages to fit in well with the existing historic home by virtue of its scale and tastefully selected colors and materials.
The sustainability strategy with the Hollin House revolved around increasing the amount of daylight in the house, improving the building envelope and installing a completely new heating system for the whole building. The new framed addition is clad with black stained “Lunawood” tongue and groove wood panels. The glazing in the addition comprises of triple-pane windows from Hajom, a nod to the Swedish owner of the Hollin House. And the new utility room houses an efficient central heating system for the entire property, a significant green upgrade to the existing system.
Bringing daylight into the living spaces of the home was a priority for the clients and the design team. The existing kitchen was dark and small, tucked away in the rear north side of the house. So Jerry Tate Architects designed a two-story window-wall at the front of the property that scoops daylight deep into the new open plan kitchen. And they added a new garden room, which doubles as a dining area and takes advantage of the West afternoon sun.
The existing building got some love too. It received new bronze-framed double glazing, underfloor heating and a fresh interior design treatment. The design team plans to keep tabs on the energy consumption of the building and will monitor whether the actual outcome matches their design expectations.
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