This Lansdowne Victorian-style home was built in Wayne, PA in 1890. The home was converted to apartments in the 1950’s and as a result, many energy inefficiencies were either created or exacerbated. The Contracting & Renovations division of Orange Energy Solutions was hired to rejuvenate the home for a young family. Our team took precautions to maintain the original wood moldings and fireplaces while performing extensive renovations to make the Victorian more energy efficient. The new floor plan included a gourmet kitchen, spacious living room, master bedroom suite, and five full baths.
By choosing to renovate this home as opposed to building a new one, the homeowners were making a conscious decision to go green and avoid diverting materials to landfills. The addition of cellulose insulation throughout the home greatly improved the building’s performance simply because the original structure was completely uninsulated. Adding insulation to any existing home will most certainly increase its energy efficiency, particularly for older homes built with virtually no energy efficient measures in mind. Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified lumber was used where possible and energy efficient windows were installed.
As a result of Orange Energy’s renovation, this Lansdowne home was invited to participate in the Fall Festival of Homes put on by the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair.