South Carolina Home at Montreat Board of Trustees agreed to move
forward with plans to fully renovate the Kirk Apartments. These
renovations were a planned part of the “Raise
the Roof” campaign. Monies pledged and donated
to the campaign have been used to
fund these renovations along with a loan through the PCUSA. Those who have made
pledges to the campaign are encouraged to honor
those pledges and help us finish paying for this first phase of what had been
planned. The purpose
of this project was to upgrade bathrooms where needed, improve all
kitchens, and increase the energy efficiency of the entire facility,
making it more economical to operate on a year round
included making the bathrooms in units 101 and 102 handicapped
accessible and adding a basic food preparation area. The 40 year old bathrooms in
units 201 and 202 were completely renovated. All 4 upstairs units have
new kitchen cabinets, fixtures, and appliances along with additional cabinet and counter food prep areas. Units 103 and 104 renovations include
extended usable kitchen space by replacing closets with armoire cabinet
units and adding a small island cabinet- counter unit.
8 units have new energy efficient windows and the upper
units have new patio doors that replaced the old sliding glass
doors. While decreasing the single pane glass exposure we have updated
the styling and kept plenty of view area to take in the mountain scenery. The original baseboard heat will function
more efficiently on those
colder evenings with all the added insulation. The new double hung
windows and screens will help with cross ventilation on the warmer
exterior has been replaced with hardy plank lap siding. The scope
of this project, along with having had the roof replaced within the
last few years, gives us a fully renewed facility.
toward paying down the loan on this project are greatly appreciated.
102 with fully ADA accessible bathroom and added food prep area.
104 with extended kitchen space, full size appliances, and movable
island work space.
201 showing new patio doors and windows with the mountain view off the
204 showing the beds, sitting area, and the trees off the balcony.
new exterior of the Kirk Apartments