The Ultimate Recycling Project: 1875 Denver Schoolhouse Renovation

From on January 14, 2010 in Green Remodeling

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When it comes to remodeling, there’s one thing that impresses me and warms my heart at the same time - taking a run-down, historic building and turning it into something new and functional.

denver school remodelSchoolchildren of all ages line up for this turn-of-the-century photograph

One such project is the old Denver schoolhouse remodeled by Faleide Architects. The schoolhouse originally served as an education center for many of the local children. With its 19th-century masonry exterior and decorative bell tower, the original building was immense and amazing.

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The architects were able to preserve the integrity of the masonry. The new homeowners can catch glimpses their home’s history in the exterior stone coming through the interior walls.

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The owners have brightened up the old schoolhouse with their bold use of color inside, like the reds on the walls and furniture.

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Although the importance and record of the structure are present in the new home, it’s been updated with an abundance of modern convenience and design. The floor plan is now wide open for optimal natural light and has been complemented nicely with rich and warm woods applied to the floors and ceilings. It’s great to see that we can still move forward in design without sacrificing history.

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