Totaling 3,188 square feet, the ETW Caretaker Residence in Waukesha, WI, utilized Star Building Systems’ StarShield Roof System in an aluminum-zinc finish along with Star’s StarMark for the Wall System in Almond color, in addition to split face CMU. Also incorporated into the structure are the SSB and SWE structural systems. Completed in June of 2007, this caretaker residence utilized a metal building to blend in with the existing Star Building which houses a manufacturing business.
The Builder, LMC, Inc. of New Berlin, WI, noted that this unusual project unusual was literally submitted to the city/state as a “Caretaker Residence.” These types of residences were used many years ago above stores in old downtown areas. In this case, it allowed the owner to create a residence in the existing industrial park.
The steel erector for the ETW Caretaker Residence was Steve’s Construction, Milwaukee, WI. The architect was Praire Lights Architecture, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
The building was designed with an open/loft concept. The interior utilizes exposed steel beams, steel railings, stained concrete floors and high open ceilings. In-floor heat was installed to make sure the interior space remained cozy during the cooler months. The residential portion of the structure has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2-car garage; it was added to a 20,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and office building. The 2-car garage contains an additional 20’ x 20’ storage area and doe shower for two Rottweilers. All garage walls were lined with Star’s liner panel.
In conjunction with the CMU block, stone faced masonry was used as well as tinted glass in aluminum framing. Canopies were added to give character to the front of the residence. Conventional construction was used additionally for a stick built elevated office/workout room. This room was constructed on a precast deck spanning above an outside patio. Load bearing steel studs were used to support Z purlins to create a single slope roof, sloping the opposite direction as the main structure. This structure was sheeted with StarMark panels.
As for being energy efficient, this project utilized 6” fiberglass batt insulation on all metal roof and wall areas. Steel studs were used on the interior and 6” unfaced batt insulation was added to those areas.