EAMES AVE. RETROFIT
Retrofit in progress with Holden Builders in downtown Amherst.
A whole house retrofit for clients who wanted to live right in the middle of it all.
A perfect deep energy retrofit candidate: a great location (one of Amherst's last dirt roads in town), lovely lot, modest footprint, and enough deferred maintenance that it was time for some real fixes.
We're putting a new skin around this 1900's kit house - superinsulated airtight assemblies, new windows, high efficiency heating, cooling, and ventilation, plus a master suite and home office addition.
We're insulating and drying out the basement (a must with Amherst's high water table) and adding a comfortable front porch. A couple of triple-glazed skylights will bring light to the stair and an upstairs bathroom, and the rebuilt garage hosts a new workspace above.