This 1880s Folk Victorian House was originally home to the Gorham family in the Prince Hall Historic District in downtown Raleigh. Mr. Gorham was Raleigh’s first African-American mailman and his wife was a teacher. When the house was threatened with demolition due to downtown development, the new owners moved it 6 blocks to its current location on Bloodworth Street and renovated it into Raleigh’s first boutique hotel. Loring provided MEP design services for the modification of the historic home and the modern addition, and turned this historic home into a bed and breakfast. In addition to designing and recommending HVAC system types and locations, Loring assisted with sizing the electrical service and made recommendations for the required life safety systems. Loring also provided design for the required gas service for the kitchen, fireplaces, and outdoor amenity space.