Central Avenue Apartments

May 27, 2016

Diversified recently wrapped up construction remodeling 2 adjacent units at Central Avenue Apartments in Minneapolis. The apartments are located in an 8 unit building originally built in the early 1900’s. The 2 units still had original materials and finishes, thus every surface and mechanical system needed updating.

Construction included replacing knob and tube electrical, installing a new central AC system, replacing all the pipes and radiators, leveling the floors and ceilings, asbestos abatement, removing plaster from the walls to expose original brick and installing brand new hardwood flooring throughout.  Special detail was paid to the lumber and millwork in the units; original rough sawn lumber was used whenever possible where structural repairs were needed, antique doors and frames were salvaged and restored, and original historical millwork was replicated and carried throughout the units.

The finished aesthetic pays homage to the building’s history combined with modern day high level finishes including stunning quartz Caeserstone countertops, archways finished with architectural tin ceilings, marble tile and backlit birdseye maple display cabinets.

Mark Petersen of Luken Architecture was the architect.


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