Faubourg st. charles, NEW ORLEANS, LA
Faubourg St. Charles is a mixed use residential and commercial development in New Orleans Central Business District including one commercial and fourteen residential units in the first phase, completed in late 2008. The project knitted together several mid-19th century masonry structures totaling over 45,000 sq ft into a structure that emphasizes the historic character of the original structures while providing a setting for contemporary urban living in a courtyard environment. Each unit in the building has private access to a balcony or courtyard space and all of the amenities associated with high quality construction. The common areas include courtyards, a pool, roof top decks and meeting area. The buildings, which had been abandoned for over 20 years, had fallen into a state of advanced decay. The adaptation and repair of the buildings presented serious building code challenges that were addressed with minimal impact on the historic character of the building.