We are so pumped! One of the twelve State government-owned historic homes in the Blount St. Historic Overlay District up for sale will be a restoration project undertaken by Maurer Architecture! The offer for the sale of the Norris-Heartt House was approved by the North Carolina Council of State on July 12, 2016... check out the article in the Triangle Business Journal for some additional background information, link below.
A full renovation is underway on Dixie Trail in Raleigh. This 1954 ranch has been gutted, ceilings removed, and the original 50's kitchen demolished. Simple yet significant plan changes will transform the existing choppy layout into a sensible and open home. The central dividing wall has been removed in the living room providing a bright and open living, dining, and kitchen area.
The Durham Hotel was honored as a finalist in the Lifestyle Hotel category at the 12th Annual Hospitality Design Awards this year. What an achievement! Congratulations to The Durham Hotel team, and to all of those recognized by this prestigious award.
Hospitality Design Magazine hosts the HD Awards, which recognize some of the highest achievements in international hospitality design. Nearly 540 projects were submitted this year across 20 categories, which range from Luxury/Upscale Hotel, Sustainable Project, Lifestyle Hotel, and Casual Restaurant.
This lovely two-story historic building is undergoing thorough renovations, expected to be completed later this year.
On the first floor the storefront will be repaired and the space will be ready for a commercial tenant to move in, with new ADA toilet rooms, a storage area, and the existing historic stairs to remain.
Upstairs the former office space will be converted to a 3-bedroom apartment, with the historic skylights and many of the original walls to remain.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the relocation of All Saints Chapel, which was built in 1874 for the Church of the Good Shepherd.
10 years ago the building was threatened by demolition, but was instead moved to its present day location on S. East Street and restored to its former glory as a beautiful and open gathering space. Maurer Architecture handled the move and restoration which included the digging of a new basement and a full interior renovation.
Demo is currently underway at 707 N. West Street! Acoustic ceiling tiles have been removed, wall partitions were torn down, and the existing carpet has been pulled up. The wood ceiling structure will get cleaned up and remain exposed, and the existing concrete floors will be refinished. We are thrilled with the progress so far and are looking forward to seeing the space come together.
We traveled back to downtown Lenoir this week to document a handful of historic properties. We had a great time meeting property owners and walking through the buildings. So many wonderful spaces with so much potential!
Ashley Christensen just keeps on winning! Congratulations to AC and the Death + Taxes family for the most recent accolades bestowed upon the new venture in downtown Raleigh: Food & Wine's 2016 Restaurants of the Year! As one of the country's ten most exciting places to eat this year, D+T and Christensen have mastered the art of live-fire cooking. If you haven't already had the pleasure of sharing a meal at Death + Taxes, well what are you waiting for? Make your reservation today!
Did you know we have twenty-two craft breweries in Wake County, and eleven of them are within the Raleigh city limits!?! Maurer Architecture is proud to be a part of the community building that is craft brewing. Check out this article from Walter magazine to learn more about the local breweries that call Raleigh home.
Permits have been issued for the kitchen renovation of Raleigh's beloved Player's Retreat! The iconic restaurant & bar will undertake a complete makeover of the existing kitchen with a new commercial hood, equipment, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. While the 575 sf kitchen is out of commission during construction, Chef Beth LittleJohn will keep on cookin' in a mobile unit parked adjacent to the historic building. Loyal customers can expect a limited menu with all your PR favorites to remain throughout the project. Cheers!
Lindsey Slough is the newest member of the Maurer Architecture crew, and we are so happy to have her! Lindsey graduated in 2014 from Virginia Tech with a degree in Interior Architecture, and she is a welcome addition to the team.
Check out the link to this article featuring Next Glass and Untappd, making headlines merging science and community! There is some nice video footage of the new space at 21 S Front St. in historic downtown Wilmington... congratulations, and cheers!
Permit drawings were approved yesterday for the renovation of 707 N. West St., the new home of the best view of downtown Raleigh! One suite is currently pre-leased, but 7,000 sf are still available. The building was previously utilized as a trophy parts distributor and has served a variety of light industrial functions over the years.
The City of Lenoir is hosting us next week for a special presentation on upper story development in the downtown area. We are looking forward to meeting some new friends and touring some of Lenoir's beautiful historic buildings.
The Urban Design Center just shared this video of the UDC talk given last year by David Maurer, AIA, Laurie Jackson, Project Manager and James Goodnight, developer, entitled Filling in the Gaps: Rehab of Historic Raleigh. If you missed the talk the first time around then you're in luck! Check out the link to learn more about the exciting historic renovation work being done downtown and beyond.
The new home of Spectraforce was featured in the News and Observer this week! The project is an important part of a larger conversation about the growth of the northern section of downtown Raleigh and the importance of preserving our existing buildings as the city grows.
Historic restoration project underway in Fayetteville's Market House Square National Register Historic District! The historic tax credit project will have two apartments constructed on the second floor, with a new confectionery and commercial kitchen on the ground level. Let the fun begin!
Wasting no time, the Tarlton House will soon be host to North Carolina State University College of Design, Master of Art + Design Thesis Exhibition. Monarch Property and The Pink Building are proud to present Shelley Smith + Sally Van Gorder at 414 New Bern Ave., the new home of the historic Tarlton House.
The historic Levin-Tarlton House is all settled into its new home at 414 New Bern Ave! The house, a two-story Neo-classical Revival built in 1914, was previously located at 208 North Harrington St. and moved to the Oakwood Historic District in mid February.
A lot of exciting things are happening in Southeast Raleigh! Permits for a multi-tenant space in an existing historic building at 1401 S. Bloodworth were recently pulled and work will soon begin. Approximately 7200 sf will be home to Plenty, the production brewery whose new tap room will be located at the old Tir Na Nog space on Blount St. Get a load of those bowstring trusses! Also sharing the Bloodworth space will be Anchorlight, an artist production facility that aims to provide professional development opportunities to area artists and to foster leadership among artists through community engagement opportunities. More to come!
The building at 141 North Center Street in downtown Goldsboro is in the process of being restored to its former glory. In its 'before' state the brick facade had been plastered and the original doors and windows had been removed. The altered facade was removed in 2015, and the new facade is now under construction.