This substantial whole house green rehabilitation project pushed its way onto the Silent Rivers docket as a collaboration with the Sherman Hill neighborhood association to save two unassuming homes in the historic district that were threatened with demolition. Silent Rivers assisted in moving the homes, followed by working with a small development company to return one of them to (better than) its former glory!
The severely dilapidated structure was both tiny and awkwardly laid out – the interior required complete gutting and repair of structural elements. With a new fully finished basement, the upbeat and livable 1500 square foot bungalow has improved circulation, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, functional storage where none existed before, and high energy efficiency. Green elements incorporated into the rehabilitation project included spray foam insulation, recycled and repurposed salvage materials, rehabilitated siding, cutting edge drainage details, and LED lighting.