Project Profile: Bent’s Opera House in Medina, NY recently underwent extensive renovations to revive the historic building into a brand new, multi-purpose facility. The now boutique hotel, restaurant, and event space was originally built in 1865 and is located in the heart of Medina’s historic downtown. The opera house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Challenge: 1800s-era construction and State Historic Preservation Office regulations presented challenges with the building’s HVAC system distribution. The building owner also desired “quiet” equipment and wanted to reuse some existing decorative grilles to preserve the original architecture of the building.
Stark Solution: Kistler, a part of Stark’s Equipment team, applied variable refrigerant flow systems in the restaurant and boutique hotel. They also installed concealed fan coil units which allowed the HVAC units to be installed behind existing decorative grilles.
Packaged energy recovery units serve the banquet hall and provide ventilation for the VRF systems.
The hotel is currently accepting reservations for 10 uniquely designed rooms, each with a different theme. The farm-to-table restaurant is open and accepting reservations as well. The third story restoration is complete and can be rented out for weddings, parties, and special events.