Rockfield Manor Restoration for Chesapeake Cancer Alliance
T.W. Ellis was pleased to participate pro-bono in the restoration of the beautiful kitchen at the Rockfield Manor in Bel Air for the Decorator’s Show House. This event helped the non-profit Chesapeake Cancer Alliance raise over $60,000 for Upper Chesapeake Health’s Cancer LifeNet services!
The lovely historic Rockfield Manor, built in 1921 is currently owned by the Town of Bel Air. It is surrounded by spacious gardens with stately trees and walking paths. The home features Prairie Style architecture and its exterior was constructed of stone from the building site. Rockfield Manor provided 19 indoor and outdoor spaces to be decorated by area designers in harmony with the original style of the house. It has been renovated to offer once again a first class facility for meetings, weddings and other community activities.
T.W. Ellis Brings Sustainability into The Remodeling Project
Interior designer Alisha Pitarra asked us to assist her in remodeling the existing kitchen at Rockfield Manor. In any remodeling project, the kitchen is typically the most time-consuming and complex area to remodel. Yet we had only four weeks to remodel the kitchen, and the quality of construction had to be at the same level as the other areas being designed. We were pleased that the finished project exceeded those requirements by its certification as a green kitchen. This green kitchen remodel received an Award of Excellence in the category of Kitchen Remodeling $60,000-$75,000.
This kitchen was the first certified green kitchen remodeling project in the country according to the National Green Building Standard! Some of the green features are: refurbished existing cabinets; all paint and finishes had low or no VOC’s; energy efficient ductless heating and cooling system; low flow faucets; wood beams from a barn that was torn down locally; doors and hardware from Second Chance, and compact fluorescent bulbs in all fixtures.
Every part of this kitchen remodel was donated or completed at cost. The estimated value of this project donated by suppliers and installers is at $50,000.00. Many of the guests who toured the Show House stated that the kitchen was their favorite room.
Questions About Your Green Kitchen Remodel?
T.W. Ellis is a certified green builder/remodeler delivering the benefits of lower energy costs and higher home value, while incorporating green principles into your project. We are committed to providing sustainable, efficient options to all of our clients without driving up the construction cost.
Contact us today with any questions about your remodeling project needs.