NPS Virgin Islands Housing Historic Rehabilitation


National Park Service

Virgin Islands Historic Housing Rehabilitation

St. John, USVI


CROFT led multidisciplinary A/E design for the historic rehabilitation and hurricane hardening of five historic homes and a multifamily residential community at the NPS Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, USVI.

With a $12.6M scope that included the rehabilitation of the oldest home on St. John, Lameshur House (circa 1720), the rehabilitation consisted of historic exterior treatments for preservation and hurricane hardening of structures, windows, doors, and roofs; complete interior rehabilitation; HVAC and electrical retrofit; roof-top solar photovoltaic systems for hot water and cost-effective, resilient electrical service; rainwater capture; dual water cisterns; fire protection; historic exterior covered terraces; historic landscapes; site infrastructure; and ABAAS improvements.

Maximizing the beauty of St. John’s extraordinary historic landscapes, CROFT integrated the historic fabric of the homes with state-of-the-art hurricane-resistant building materials to seamlessly blend the outdoor and indoor living environments for staff and visitors.