Successfully Restoring Historic Elements
By , November 14, 2013
After a 100 plus years, The Larchmont Yacht Club recently restored the east side of the club by rebuilding verandas from the footings up, reconfiguring and renovating dining spaces and moving the kitchen and back-of-the-house functions from the basement to the main floor. One of the main challenges architect Jim Fleming and Murphy Brother’s Construction faced was maintaining the historic integrity of the original club, which was founded in 1880.
Several walls were torn down and a NanaWall single track sliding system was added to create unobstructed open views that bring in natural daylight and fresh air. According to Michael Murphy “it was imperative that historic sensitivity and functional improvements added worked hand-in-hand.” The NanaWall system provides a great aesthetic appeal but blends in with the remainder of the building and its historic architecture.
Bill Leon, Michael Murphy (Murphy Brothers Contracting), Jim Fleming (architect), Gregg DeAngelis, AIA chapter president
The award-winning Larchmont Yacht Club has already received four awards:
- Architect Jim Fleming received the Westchester Hudson Valley AIA Chapter 2013 Design Award
- Murphy Brother’s Construction received HBRA-CT (NAHB CT state chapter) HOBI Award: Outstanding Out of State Commercial Rehab
- Murphy Brother’s Construction received the BAHV (NAHB chapter) Pinnacle Award: Historic Commercial Renovation of the Year
- And Murphy Brother’s Construction received the Professional Remodeler Magazine Gold Award for Historic Renovation
For more information about the Larchmont Yacht Club, visit http://www.larchmontyc.org/