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Kensington warehouse converted into loft-style apartments

The old cabinet factory is reborn

An abandoned warehouse in South Kensington is looking better today than it has in years, thanks to the completion of an adaptive reuse project.

Once a rag-turned-cabinet factory, the warehouse at 1737 Howard Street has been converted into a seven loft-style residential units. It’s the result of two local groups, Civetta Property Group and Faithful Holdings, who teamed up to rehab the graffiti-laden property in 2015.

The warehouse dates back to the early 1900s when it was a rag factory. We’re told that by the 1960s it became a cabinet-making factory. By 2008, the warehouse was vacant.

When Civetta and Faithful Holdings got their hands on the property, they brought on Hybrid Construction to lead the rehab. “[They] brought some amazing design ideas to the table,” says Brennan Tomasetti of Civetta Property Group.

The result: A 10,000-square-foot apartment building with a new three-story addition, a bit of extra work rebuilding the second floor, and seven 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with exposed brick and industrial-sized windows. Two of the units have already been leased.

The apartments range from $1,450 for this 1-bedroom to $1,995 for a 2-bedroom, 2-bath.

Take a look around to see the blighted warehouse’s transformation.