Death and Taxes
Raleigh NC, 2015
Built in 1909, this historic building was originally home to the HJ Brown Coffin House, and later the Raleigh Industrial Bank. James Goodnight purchased the property in 2012, and Maurer Architecture began the three year design and renovation process. The building was recently completed, and is now home to a restaurant, bar, and event space.
The Durham Hotel
Durham, NC 2016
Originally constructed in 1968, the former bank building's unique form is easily recognizable in the Durham landscape. Housed on the main floor and rooftop is The Durham: a restaurant, coffee shop, rooftop bar, and private event space.
Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company
Raleigh, NC 2016
Built in 1937, this office building was designed by acclaimed architect William Henley Deitrick. The historic bottling facility has been fully restored as office space on Hillsborough Street.
Photos by Keith Isaacs
Next Glass & Untappd
Wilmington NC, 2015
The historic Todd's Building in downtown Wilmington is the new home to tech companies Next Glass and Untappd. The main showstopper in this historic renovation is the custom-fabricated steel staircase in the lobby. The new work area includes a bright open work space and glass-walled private conference rooms.
Goldsboro Drug Company
Goldsboro NC, 2016
This project was awarded the NC Main Street Award of Merit - Design: Best Historic Rehabilitation Project. The former home to the Goldsboro Drug Company was built in 1885. Our work on the building included a full facade restoration and a new floor plan which provides restaurant seating downstairs and transforms the previous second story storage area into two new residential units. This project was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit from Preservation of North Carolina.
Goldsboro Fire Station
Goldsboro NC, 2019
The Goldsboro Fire Station, built as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project in 1939, is a prime example of Art Deco Architecture in the city of Goldsboro. Utilizing historic tax credits for commercial use, Maurer Architecture worked with the building owner and tenant to design a wedding venue, photography studio, and CrossFit gym. The firefighter’s dormitory on the second floor was transformed into a large open event space with painted exposed brick, original steel windows, and exposed steel roof structure. The roof area of the first floor was transformed into a large, partially covered second story roof deck. The tower on the rear of the building was converted into an elevator tower, with a custom stair, which wraps the tower and provides direct access to the roof deck.
Goldsboro Brew Works
Goldsboro, NC 2016
This project was awarded the NC Main Street Award of Merit - Economic Vitality: Best Endangered Properties Rescue Effort. This project was awarded the NC Main Street Award of Merit - Economic Vitality: Best Endangered Properties Rescue Effort.Historic tax credits were utilized in the restoration of this two story, three-bay building, which was gutted by a previous owner. The original tin ceilings and wood floor were intact throughout parts of the building. The storefronts and existing historic double-hung windows were refurbished. Upstairs there are five apartments. Downstairs is a bar and homebrew supply shop.
Carolina Trust Building
Raleigh NC, 2006
Constructed in 1902, this was one of the first office buildings in downtown Raleigh and was the original home of the Carolina Trust Bank. The scope of the project includes a new storefront, shell design for assembly on the first floor and basement and an infill addition to house a new elevator, stair shaft, and additional office space. The project received the Anthemion Award from Capital Area Preservation.
115 S. Third Street
Smithfield NC, 2012
This project included the full renovation of two buildings in the heart of the Smithfield Historic District. The was awarded a North Carolina Main Street Award.
Goldsboro NC, 2013
This tax-credit project in historic downtown Goldsboro involved the renovation of second floor offices into residential units. All historic doors and windows were either re-used or incorporated into the new design.
Smithfield NC, 2006
The historic Smithfield Masonic Lodge, which was built in 1857, has stood vacant for many years after withstanding a relocation and fire. The building now rests on a new foundation at its current location. The interior of the 2,000 building features original hardwood floors. The second floor of the Lodge features a barrel vault ceiling that spans the full length of the building.
Maurer Architecture has restored the 150 year old building to its 1917 form by removing any unoriginal elements, such as interior walls, wainscotting, entryways and fixtures.
Fire Station #4
Raleigh, NC 2015
Raleigh's fourth fire station was constructed in 1924 to serve the surrounding neighborhood. After standing vacant for decades, the station is now fully restored and has been transformed into a single-family residence. The original floor plan remains largely intact, with the chief's bedroom serving as a new master suite, and the truck bay providing a large open kitchen and living space.
Raleigh, NC 2017
This historic southeast Raleigh residence dating from 1910 was moved to its new site in the Prince Hall Historic District. A new interior layout and rear addition was designed for the residence. The house is 1000 sq. ft. and occupies a great room in the front, along with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The design had to go through a Certificate of Appropriateness application process and was approved by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Raleigh NC, 2007
Built around 1877 for Sheriff J.M. Norwood, this 1,600 sq ft historic renovation and relocation project utilized historic tax credits for commercial use. Located in downtown Raleigh near City Market, the Norwood House was home to the offices of Maurer Architecture from 1996 to 2008. This project received the Anthemion Award from Capital Area Preservation and the Sir Walter Award for Community Appearance.
John Street Apartments
Goldsboro, NC 2016
This project was awarded the NC Main Street Award of Merit - Economic Vitality: Best Endangered Properties Rescue Effort. Historic tax credits were utilized in the restoration of this two story, three-bay building, which was gutted by a previous owner. The original tin ceilings and wood floor were intact throughout parts of the building. The storefronts and existing historic double-hung windows were refurbished. The five apartments are located upstairs. Downstairs is a bar and homebrew supply shop.
Fayetteville, NC 2018
The historic building at 106 Person St. in Fayetteville is one of the older structures in the Market House Square Historic District, built prior to 1885. Rehabilitation and renovation were completed in Fall 2017, and the project will qualify as a ‘certified rehabilitation’ for the purposes of both federal and state historic preservation tax credits. The first floor of the building has been reconfigured for bean-to-bar chocolate production and retail sales of gourmet sweets and coffee. The second floor houses two 900 SF residential units.