One apartment done, five to go

One apartment done, five to go. We have tenants moving into the next apartment on November 1, and Kevin is working hard to get everything done in time. This apartment is on the top floor on the side of the building where the roof had collapsed, and very little of the original details could be salvaged. Instead, Kevin found floors that matched the original pine floors and trim with the same profile as the original trim. This photo shows the living room (and the original trim) as it looked when we bought the building.

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The first apartment is ready for tenants!

The smallest of the six apartments at 172 Spruce Street is ready for tenants. The floors in this apartment were badly damaged (after the ceiling on this side of the building had collapsed one winter) and we had to choose whether to try to salvage the original floors, or put in new floors. We kept the floors, and many of the details in the apartment are original to the building, such as the trim work, wainscoting, bathroom sink, and transom doors. The windows are new, but custom-ordered to fit the historic profile of the building. We hope our new tenants will be happy in this space!


All vintage doors

We've been able to use all original doors throughout the apartment building. The only places where we've had some problems are in the apartments built to ADA standards, where the doors have to be wider than the original doors. We can buy new doors, but we prefer vintage. So far, we've been lucky and we've found vintage doors that will fit.