The Ann Arbor-based green building and remodeling company Meadowlark Builders says it has taken a run-down Victorian home built in 1910 and transformed it into a showplace for energy efficiency, smart building technology and family-friendly design.
The homeowners, tired of their suburban Detroit McMansion, looked toward Ann Arbor and purchased a home located on the northwest side, in a neighborhood called Water Hill, within walking distance to the downtown shopping district and the Kerrytown Market area.
The house had nothing to offer except a great location and a great view of downtown Ann Arbor. Structurally, Meadowlark officials said it was something that most builders would have strongly urged the owners to tear down. However, the owners knew that there was value in this building and that part of their goal of living in a deep green home meant recycling anything that still had value