Clarke Caton Hintz was commissioned to survey the building and provide contract documents for restoration of the existing building and design and working drawings for construction of a new wood frame addition which would be compatible with the historic structure. Restoration included removal of a third story and construction of a new gable roof set at the same slope as the original roof.
New heating and cooling systems were designed to minimize duct runs, thereby requiring less cutting of the existing historic fabric of the building. Toilet facilities were installed and the building interior was designed to house a small museum. The wood frame addition provides modern rentable space which the developer leases to help defer the costs of the renovation.
Lower Makefield Township, PA