Stevens & Associates is delighted to announce the grand opening of the Brooks House, a historic restoration and adaptive reuse project that has been 3 years in the making.
The building, a cornerstone of downtown Brattleboro, burned in 2011. A team of investors, including Stevens & Associates founder Bob Stevens, came together to renovate the building to the tune of $24 million. The project included a gut rehab of the building, with apartments on the top floors, space for Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College, office space for Oak Meadow (a homeschooling curriculum company), and retail spaces on the ground level. The energy efficiency of the building was significantly upgraded with added insulation, new heating and lighting systems, and a new air-conditioning system. Historic features were preserved even as 21st-century features were added to the building.
In the end, Stevens & Associates and the investment group returned some of the grandeur to a building that was once the most impressive hotel on the East Coast. The lights are once again on, and people are once again flowing through the building.