Hessler 113 Townhomes, a historic community of five townhomes originally constructed in the early 1900’s, displayed ornate historic detailing masked by overwhelming neglect.
The key restorative design elements focused on refreshing the exterior facade by repairing and cleaning the existing brick, rebuilding portions of the front porch, repairing and painting existing stucco and trim work, and restoration of exterior doors and windows. The interiors were reconfigured to maximize layout efficiencies and create a more open floor plan. New energy-efficient fixtures, appliances, and sustainable finishes were installed throughout.
Each unit retains its historic detailing, distinct characteristics, and period piece legacy mantles. The use of ample light showcases natural wood flooring, luxury vinyl tile and all-white accessories. Kitchens were reconfigured into an open layout, windows restored with new glass panes and storm windows for energy performance. Modernization of kitchens and bathrooms completed the transformation from dilapidated waste into highly functional, efficiently beautiful homes.
The townhomes have received Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) Certification and Cleveland Choice Award’s Best Historic Renovation.