• Historic Preservation Supportive Housing
  • 10,000 SF
  • Completed - 1994

The Linus B. Plimpton House is a brick and brownstone 1884 Italianate house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our work involved renovations for the adaptive reuse of the building as transitional elderly housing, providing new functional use while preserving the original architectural character. Meeting building and fire safety codes without compromising the integrity was challenging; we developed alternative solutions with the local fire marshal’s office to create a safe environment, including fully-automated sprinkler system, fire alarm system, and glass smoke walls. We restored slate roofing, masonry and brownstone, and historic details, including decorative finishes, paint, lead glass, woodwork and marble fireplace restoration, while creating a unique and comfortable living environment for the residents.

Awards & Recognition

  • Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation - Connecticut Preservation Award 1995