6 Maple Street
We love to experiment, so why not use our own future office as a laboratory? We’re moving into a 1740s colonial in Chester, but before we do, we’re giving it a deep energy retrofit. It will be far more energy efficient than typical construction, while retaining the character and charm of the village, and preserving the original structure. There will be continuous insulation on the exterior of the framing, plus new high-performance windows and doors, which will lower energy use. Reduced drafts will improve comfort. Low-energy mechanical systems will maintain filtered fresh air for healthy indoor air quality. It will be durable, sustainable, and require less maintenance – ready for the next 270 years.
Fun fact: When we started Wyeth Architects in 2001, its first location was in the downstairs level. We’re going back home! This time we’ll be in the upper level, and the lower level can be rented out for retail.
Know anything about the history of 6 Maple Street? Please share it with us! We are uncovering clues to its past daily by literally peeling back the layers. We look forward to sharing them with you here.
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