At 4007 49 Ave S in Seward Park sat a 1938 Tudor that had fallen on disrepair. Enter Ninebark Design Build, who decided that instead of tearing the old girl down, they'd reclaim the house and "transform this character seamlessly into a 2014 modern dwelling."
They set out to achieve a 5 Star Built Green rating, a certified Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index score of 55, ENERGY STAR qualification and Water-Sense certification. And they wanted to do it with as much of the original material as possible.
Our goal was to deconstruct and if possible up-source back into HOME reclaimed every usable asset that came out of the 1938 home. For a good portion of the project we used the back of the lot as a lumber yard and processing center. Nails, screws, finishes and years of dirt and grime were all removed from these assets. We sorted the material according to both its grade and final destination. When the design called for it, this material was then milled on site and constructed into products for the home. A new approach to sustainability helped us craft unique finishes. In the end, they got their 5 Star Certification, HERS Index Score of 54 (46% more energy efficient than typical new construction) and built in tons of features and amenities using refurbished, original materials. Judging by the end result, we'll be surprised to see this reclaimed beauty last too long. Find out more about the 4-BR on its website.
· 4007 49 Ave S [Estately]
· Home Reclaimed [Ninebark]
Photos: Aaron Leitz