CONGRESS PARK REHAB

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family Residential

ENERGY PERFORMANCE: IECC +

PROJECT YEAR: 2017

FIRM INVOLVEMENT: Architecture

SIZE: 2,100 + SF

PROGRAM: 3 bed, 2 bath

STORIES: 2

This 1916 brick home in Denver's, Congress Park neighborhood is fully remodeled with vaulted ceilings adding a 2nd story loft.

The re-imagined plan was to bring the home into the 21st century with a total high performance remodel. This would involve all exterior walls to be furred and filled with foam insulation to reduce thermal bridging. A meticulously taped vapor barrier added to prevent air infiltration. With this home being a contributing structure to a landmarks district, the exterior elevation was carefully protected, preserved and restored to its previous condition. All existing windows were preserved, restored and made new with double pane retrofits while maintaining the original historic character. This project was outfitted with new interior modern finishes, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems. Heat Recover Ventilator (HRV) and mini-splits provide point zone heating and cooling with whole house air circulation for 100% fresh air. While holding onto the original historic facade, this promises to be a unique, high performing home with a centennial spirit.