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Jerry Tate Architects Unveils Modern Green Addition to a Historic Edwardian House

by , 01/21/14


jerry tate architects, edwardian house renovation, hollin house, modern addition to historic home, daylighting, wood panel cladding, triple-pane windows, Hajom windows, energy efficient heating system, underfloor heating, monitoring energy consumption

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.

+ Jerry Tate Architects

All photos ©Jerry Tate Architects

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