While lots has been written about the many large-scale downtown high rise condo projects under way, there i another downtown living trend worthy of note. Over the last five years, a number of the older, historic buildings on Congress avenue have been converted into very large single family residences. At least four buildings have been – or are in the process of being – converted.
Here are pictures of one of the projects – a roughly 6,500 square foot “house” between 8th and ninth on the East side of Congress Ave. I have toured one of these projects and the amazing thing is the complexity of the engineering. To build these — and to support the weight of a pool on the roof — requires the construction of a complex steel structure to support the loads of the house.
Here are a few pictures of the project:
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