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.