An Ambitious Project - Part 1

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

We combined two blighted single-family houses into one six-unit luxury apartment building.


BEFORE

AFTER

There were numerous roadblocks to starting this project, and plenty of setbacks along the way. After putting new siding on one side of the west building, a tragic accident resulted in the building catching on fire, further damaging an already badly dilapidated building.



We decided to not tear the buildings down. Not only did we continue with the original plan to combine the two houses to create a six-unit apartment building, we decided to make it a luxury apartment building. After completing the complicated process of combining the two houses into one building, we added a mountain stone facade to the front of the building and later crafted an intricate three-story deck at the rear of the property.



The first floor apartment on the west side of the building had the most fire damage.



The corner of the apartment that had the most damage was transformed into a gorgeous open-concept kitchen/living room.



Tall arched windows were installed on the first level of the building so that tenants could use the cellular blinds for privacy and still have plenty of light coming through the uncovered arched area above.


We installed top-of-the-line, heavily handscraped 5" plank maple hardwood flooring throughout the living area and hallway. To give our tenants the most storage space possible, we extended the cabinetry to the ceiling.



We've used Blanco Siligranit sinks in many of our projects. We like them for their durability and color options. The contrast of the dark sink with the marble-look quartz countertop is striking.



The eat-in island not only provides extra storage for our tenants, it also limits the amount of furniture tenants have to bring with them and later move out. The cabinets that we chose for the island have a natural distressed look.



KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM DETAILS

Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray paint on walls, Anderson Tuftex Bernina Maple Hardwood in color Varuna on floor, Silestone Pearl Jasmine quartz countertops, Liberty Charmaine 5 1/6" pull and 1 1/8" knob in venetian bronze on cabinets, Pfister Ainsley Pullout Faucet with Soap Dispenser in stainless steel, Carmen 4-light Lantern Geometric Pendant in rubbed oil bronze, Blanco Siligranit sink, Kraftmaid Deveron Rustic Maple Husk Stain Suede kitchen island


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The gray color scheme continues throughout the apartment.





BATHROOM DETAILS

Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray paint on walls, Gazzini Metal Art tile in color taupe on shower wall, Savoy House Octave Vanity Light in English bronze, Kingston Brass Fauceture Continental faucet in oil rubbed bronze, Allen + Roth Everdene 36" vanity, Delta Vero Monitor 14 Series shower trim in venetian bronze, DreamLine Enigma Shower Door in oil rubbed bronze


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Lighting and hardware can really help dress up an otherwise simple room. We used bronze lighting and hardware in both bedrooms, which contrasts beautifully with the gray walls.




BEDROOM DETAILS

Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray paint on walls, Allegro Semi Flushmount Ceiling Lamp in dark bronze, Kwikset Halifax Door Levers in venetian bronze


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At the front entrance of the building, there was an open hallway leading to this apartment that we closed in to give the apartment its own private mudroom / laundry room.



This coat rack was made using a piece of wood flooring leftover from the renovation of another apartment in this building.



Not only does the this unit have a free-use washer and dryer, it also has cabinets and counter space to make doing the laundry even easier.



This room has additional storage space that runs under the building's staircase to the second floor.




MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM DETAILS

Liberty Charmaine 5 1/6" pull and 1 1/8" knob in venetian bronze on cabinets, Threshold Wall Hook in soft iron on DIY wall mounted coat roak.


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This is part one of a six-part series on the renovation of this building. Stay Tuned.

 
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