79 Henry Street: Creative Adaptive Reuse

Saratoga Springs Architectural Design

In the heart of Saratoga Springs, New York, an abandoned historic feed barn needed fresh eyes and creative redevelopment. Balzer and Tuck was hired by the owners to redesign 79 Henry Street while maintaining the character and charm of the building. The 16,000-square-foot design includes a first floor, 4,000-square-foot restaurant/retail space and elegant mixed-use commercial space on the second and third floors.

Key Challenges and Solutions

  • Balzer and Tuck answered the property owners desire to add a full story addition by designing a solution that included lifting the existing barn up and setting it on a glass and steel ground floor. The new main floor can serve as a modern space for a future restaurant tenant.
  • Originally used for feed storage and retail, the second and third floors are reconfigured and converted into modern offices while preserving elements of the original barn aesthetic.
  • With poor soils and high groundwater, a matt foundation system is used as a successful alternative to the deep pile foundation typical in this neighborhood.
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