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Restoration of the Original Berkshire County Courthouse

New County Courthouse

After a long year of hard work, the restoration of the Berkshire County Courthouse is almost complete.  With the exception of a few minor exterior touchups, the substantial phases of the renovation are finished: the second floor apartments, the storefronts on the first floor, and building envelope.

State-of-the-art Berkshire Place Ready for New Patients

Berkshire Place

PITTSFIELD >> Carmella Scelsi hopes to find the new Berkshire Place as welcoming as the century-old one she's called home the past four years.

On Wednesday, Scesli will be among the dozens of current long-term residents moving from the original skilled nursing facility at 89 South St. to the more spacious, state-of-the art, $10 million complex a half mile away at 260 South St.

The project's general contractor, Allegrone Construction Co. of Pittsfield, employed a number of local subcontractors, putting 100 skilled laborers to work. Project superintendent Rob Rosier, who led the tour, said the goal was to ensure Berkshire Place belonged in its new neighborhood.

"The building was designed to fit well with the contour of the land," he said.

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Click read more to find the full article by the Berkshire Eage.

Allegrone In the News: Restoration of Original Berkshire County Courthouse

27 Housatonic Lenox Original

Original Building

27 Housatonic Lenox Existing

Existing Building

27 Housatonic New

Proposed Design

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LENOX -- From the outside, the rather nondescript commercial building at 27 Housatonic St. looks like it has seen better days.

It's one of the town's historically significant sites, built in 1791 on Main Street to house the Berkshire County Courthouse after Lenox became a shire town and the new county seat, formerly in Sheffield and Great Barrington.

In 1815, as the much larger Greek Revival courthouse was completed (home to the Lenox Library starting in 1876), the old site became the Town House, used as the post office and for local government.

In 1903, the building was removed from its foundation and moved by horse and wagon to its present location following the opening of the new Town Hall next door.

Now among the three oldest buildings still standing in the historic downtown village, it is owned by real estate entrepreneur Steve Oakes, who's embarking on a major rehabilitation project this fall to shore it up, saving it from further sagging of the facade, while giving it a look more in keeping with its deep roots in the town's early history.

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Check out the full article by the Berkshire Eagle here: http://www.berkshireeagle.com

Open a PDF of the article here: 27 Housatonic Article

Algae Power? The First Algae Powered Building

Algae Powered Building

The Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) House is a 15-unit apartment building located in the German city of Hamburg. It has 129 algae filled louvered tanks which hang over the exterior of the south-east and south-west sides of the building. These tanks of algae power the entire building.

Read More Date: Apr 29, 2013 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: design, sustainability

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Allegrone provided design-build services for a full renovation of Lee Bank’s Great Barrington Branch. The redesign was driven by the need to enhance and improve both customers’ and employee’s experience in the space.

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Bostwick Gardens paves the way for new affordable, modern senior housing in Great Barrington, MA. The project involved renovation and upgrades to the existing 29 unit apartment building. The new construction phase was performed simultaneously and included the addition of a new 31 unit, 3 story building on the adjoining lot. The new combined facility includes a game room, an exercise room, a large community kitchen and a community garden.

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A huge heartfelt thank you to all our partners for helping us make Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity’s #HomeBuildersBlitz a reality. One week down, many more to go to complete the Gordon-Deming Village. 
Shout-out to out to the members of our project team for their tremendous dedication and hard work:

Project Manager- Joe Simon
Superintendent - Aaron Singer 
Superintendent - Clayton Babcock 
Principal - Lou E Allegrone
Architect - Anthony Allegrone

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89 South Senior Living Community Pittsfield, MA.

Originally built in 1888 as the Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, the design entailed restoring and replicating prominent historic details, which pay homage to the Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, while incorporating a new transitional style that boasts the comforts of multifamily living in the modern age.  The program houses 18 residential units along with shared amenities including dining cafe, reading and fitness and educational uses. 
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Full steam ahead! Day 4 of our progress at the Gordon-Deming Village in Pittsfield. September 7-14

Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz brings together professional builders from all over for one shared purpose - to build safe and affordable housing for families in need of a decent place to call home. 
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Renovations are now complete! The Monterey Library