The Guillot House
1114 Royal Street
Waring Architects also recently completed the renovation of The Guillot House (c. 1825), which is a “Blue-Rated” masonry building in the French Quarter. We successfully mitigated a rising damp issue that was seriously compromising the structural integrity of the building and creating mold in both the primary and accessory structures. We also designed an extensive, historically-accurate, restoration of long-gone galleries, rails, spindles, stairs, and columns; solved complex drainage issues on the property; reworked the space planning of the structure to optimize profitability; and helped the developer to formulate an energy efficient yet discrete solution to completely modernize the HVAC needs of the structure. Obviously, all of this greatly enhanced the income-generating value of the property. More importantly, we performed all design services within the requirements of federal and state historic entities so as to help the owner secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in historic tax credits.