1960s Ranch Green Rehab | Evanston
This existing 1960's ranch was near its end of life when rescued by the owner. It’s interior was extensively gutted and renovated, thereby saving the embodied energy contained within the existing structure.
Specific issues that were addressed included completely opening up an office to the main family room space by incorporating sliding 3-Form panels that stow away within architecturally detailed thickened wall projections, reconfiguring the existing bedrooms and bathrooms, reconfiguring the kitchen, adding operable skylights and additional windows for enhanced natural daylighting and ventilation, and completely building out the basement for a bedroom suite and very livable den space.
+ GREEN FEATURES
Whole house fan combined with operable transoms over the bedroom doors
Zoned radiant floors in the bathrooms, sunroom and basement
Sustainable / Environmentally friendly building materials and finishes
Summer shading from existing deciduous trees
Blown-in rockwool and foam panel insulation
Reclaimed acrylic and bamboo door inserts
New high efficiency HVAC system
New cement fiberboard siding
Controlled passive solar gain
Salvaged granite countertop
Dual flush low water toilets