The Fred is located on (2) historic properties fronting the Caribbean Sea along Strand Street in the historic town of Frederiksted. Frederiksted was founded in 1751 and is known for its Victorian Gingerbread fretwork that is ubiquitous on many buildings in this seaside town. Both sites which were combined are known as the Totten House and Douglas/Gaff House. This unique historic preservation project was divided into 3 phases to facilitate construction and permitting purposes since this property is located in Tier 1 of the Coastal Zone Management program.

Phase 1 – A renovated boutique hotel and spa with 15 rooms. Totten House - 6 rooms, Totten Cottages – 3 rooms, Douglas House – 4 rooms, a new 460 square foot per floor (2 stories) 2 hotel room addition yielding a total of 15 rooms, excavation & construction of a new 26' x 60' x 4'-8” swimming pool, elevated platform and bar, public restrooms w/ a generator room and trash room, restaurant, spa, site courtyard enhancements such as concrete pavers, wooden decks, and new and existing landscaping.

Phase 2 – A new 1410 square foot per floor (2 stories) 8-room hotel building addition. (4) rooms that are ADA compliant on the ground floor and the building will have a portico and covered gallery facing Strand Street and covered galleries facing the Caribbean Sea. This structure brings the total number of hotel rooms to 23 for the site. A boardwalk completes the design on the western seaside of the property which runs from Queen Cross Street to (2) openings into the hotel along the owner's property.

All photographs of The Fred are courtesy of website. Interiors by Jeff Printz & Christoper Swanson - EvolveVI.



Site Square Footage: 32,278
Project Square Footage: 23,400

Gerville Larsen, A.I.A. - Architect of Record/Designer
John Paul David, P.E. - Structural Engineer
Stephen Samuel, P.E. - Structural Engineer
Gus Solano, P.E. - MEP Engineer


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