Avenue 56 Housing

Highland Park | In Design


Historic restoration, interior remodel and addition to a listed historic, 1923, 4-unit apartment building in Highland Park.


The existing apartment building was run-down and in need of updating. Unit layouts were re-organized to create a more open layout for four new 2-bedroom units with private outdoor spaces for each unit. The lower unit layout has the ability to use one of he bedrooms as a flexible work space, accessed directly off the alley.

Connections to the original historic brick building were carefully considered. Designed to feel like a stand-alone building, the modern, white cement plaster two story addition with punched wood openings references the proportions of the original building, but feels unique, separate and distinct.

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