2013 Gold Nugget Winners Book - page 7

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Best Residential Project of theYear - Attached Product in an Urban setting
Judges Statement:
The judges were dazzled by The Sanctuary, a 100-year-old church that was revived and transformed into 12 luxurious and modern
townhomes. The project reuses many original interior elements, and before construction began, crews recycled thousands of board-feet of quarter-sawn oak
and vertical grain fir flooring, as well as original doors, cabinets, light fixtures and pews. Rather than slavishly mimic the existing historic touches, interior decor
is modernist. This provides a transparency that lets the building’s historic details shine: 35-foot ceilings, plaster ornamentation, stained glass windows. The
building is located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill, a vibrant, dense neighborhood. Parking is scarce, here, so to address the issue, the original floor was lowered to create
controlled access, underground parking. The Sanctuary is a grand instance of saving the past instead of demolishing it. This project sets a shining example of
what adaptive reuse is all about. Its Project of the Year award is richly deserved.
Grand Awards
The Sanctuary
Seattle, WA
Builder:
Belfor Construction/First Church, LLC
Developer:
Belfor Construction
Architect/Designer:
Runberg Architecture Group
Land Planner:
Cascade Design Collaborative
Interior Design:
Robin Chell Design
Photographer: Michael Walmsley Photography
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