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“Energy-Efficient Remodel Propels Historic Chester Colonial into 21st Century” – Read the full story at Zip06

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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Our Deep Energy retrofit is getting some attention! Thanks to @zip06ct for covering our latest project. See the link in our bio. #wyeth6maplestreet #ctarchitects #ctarchitecture #energyretrofit #thisoldhouse ...

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Huber Zip Panels before the windows and doors are cut out. A simple diagram of the air and water barrier. @huberwood #advantech #zipsystem #wyeth6maplestreet #wyetharchitects #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #renovation #ctarchitects #chesterct #wyetharchitects ...

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The Porch Droop framing is easier than expected. #wyeth6maplestreet #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #restoration #ctarchitects #chesterct #wyetharchitects ...

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The Porch Droop is forming! #wyeth6maplestreet #wyetharchitects #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #renovation #ctarchitects #chesterct #wyetharchitects ...

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YOU may not get excited when you see a column and beam intersection right where you want a window, but WE do. We’re leaving it! Check out the scarf joint right in the middle – couldn’t have planned it better! #wyeth6maplestreet #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #ctarchitects #chesterct #arcithect #wyetharchitects ...

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In case anyone wondered if that was once an exterior wall. #wyeth6maplestreet #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #ctarchitects #chesterct #walls #wyetharchitects ...

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In case anyone wondered if the walls were plumb. #wyeth6maplestreet #wyetharchitects #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #ctarchitects #chesterct ...

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CMU? Wait, what? Every day is a new surprise. #wyeth6maplestreet #concrete #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #ctarchitects #wyetharchitects ...

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Sill rot, you say? #wyeth6maplestreet #deepenergyretrofit #homeretrofitting #ctarchitects #wyetharchitects ...

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A giant fireplace in an energy retrofit? This should be fun. @wyetharchitects #wyeth6maplestreet #deepenergyretrofit #deepenergyretrofithome #ctarchitecture #wyetharchitects ...

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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. Follow our progress on our website and Instagram. #wyeth6maplestreet #architects #architecture #home #homedesign #homeideas #houseideas #ctarchitect #CTArchitecture​ #NewEngland ​ ...

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