Historic Stonehouse Inn
Santa Rosa, California
Architectural and Structural Services
Jack Kemp of W | A Associates executed the award-winning renovation of Stonehouse while at Kemp and Kemp Architects, converting the circa 1912 building, from an empty shell into executive offices and a corporate showplace.
The former hotel/tavern, an excellent example of locally quarried, architectural stonework, had to meet extensive building codes in order to function as a working office. Along with a seismic structural upgrade, the building was modernized with new underground utilities, new HVAC systems in accordance with California Title 24 energy compliance standards and 2,500 square feet of new construction area.
The client’s program required two executive office suites, each with separate reception area and conference room, eight executive offices and secretarial pool, a Board of Directors conference room, full commercial kitchen and dining area with bar. Completed in 1985 at a cost of $3,000,000, the successful transformation was honored with three design awards.