Paladin Club | Willmington Delaware
Buchanan Architects, LLC
90 Crown Street, New Haven CT, 06510
Tel: (203) 787-4896 Fax: (203) 787-2660
This is a renovation to a 920-unit rental housing development built in the 1940s on a beautifully treed 53-acre site. Each original building of ten tiny apartments has been converted into four three-story town houses or five apartments, with its brick elevation enlivend by entrance proches and decks. The conversion of a spectacular early 20th century barn into the athletic and community center was part of this complexes renovation. Constructed of concrete, steel, wood, and a cement-composition roof, the existing spaces were easily adapted to a modern use. The horse stables became a swimming pool, large storage areas were converted into a half-court basketball court and aerobics room, a hay loft has been converted into the “great room,” and a spacious basement now houses lockers and exercise rooms. The 17,000 s.f. building also includes an addition of four racquetball courts.