Before and After
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Built in the early 1980s, the Roxy’s Market building located on the corner of Main and River Streets in Ketchum once housed Williams Market. After sitting empty for almost 15 years, the building was in desperate need of a makeover. This is where Michael Doty of Michael Doty Associates and Dan Young of Young Construction came into the picture once more. Owners Roxanne and Michael Lawler wanted to make it look fresh, new, and different—all in a cost-efficient way that would highlight their organic and specialty products. Young said of the project, “Essentially, everything was reconditioned, refinished, and refurbished.” The layout of Roxy’s Market stayed entirely unchanged, and not much structural work was done, but the team came through creating a familiar, yet brand new market.
Originally the market had two office spaces, one above the entry way and the other upstairs in the back. The owners agreed that they needed only one, thus the front office was removed and large windows were put in its place. This opened up the entire building, creating more natural light and amazing views of the slopes of Baldy from the cash registers. Bathrooms near the entry were also added, as well as new mechanical systems and plumbing.
A new roof, a new exterior, new paint and siding, paired with stripped concrete flooring gave this old market a brand new feel. An “industrial chic” look that makes you forget what it used to look like.
Architect Michael Doty essentially became the designer on the project as he worked to use industrial components that could become refined interior and exterior materials. One example was his use of bonderized steel, a corrugated metal usually used for roofing, as siding for the building. “I wanted to use materials that could engage people and surprise them. Maybe even give them something to smile about,” he said.
In The Business
The bonderized steel is simply an off-the-shelf corrugated metal that is meant to be more than just wallpaper and a coat of paint. The flooring is the original concrete, ground down to become the cool gray that you see today.
Before: Courtesy Michael Doty / After: Tim Brown