Award of Merit for Historic Preservation - Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Preservation Achievement Honor Award - Cleveland Restoration Society & AIA Cleveland
Best Residential Rehabilitation Improvement - Heritage Ohio Annual Awards
Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse Finalist - Northern Ohio Live Awards of Achievement
Smart Growth Community Excellence Award - Multifamily Development
Smart Growth Community Excellence Award - Best in Show
Building the Circle Award - University Circle Inc.
Renovation of the historic Park Lane Villa apartments was an opportunity to reinvest in one of Cleveland’s most unique neighborhoods, all within walking distance of University Circle. The 1923 apartment building fronts Rockefeller Park, overlooking Cleveland's Cultural Gardens and links to the many cultural institutions throughout the district. The project involved the renovation of the original hotel structure into apartment units and the seamless integration of structured parking. The restoration of the building included repairing the slate roof, ornamental copper detailing and the cast stone base, along with the painstaking recreation of ornamental plaster and woodworking on the interiors.
New residential units are designed with sensitivity - a great deal of care was taken to ensure that existing plasterwork and detailing worked in conjunction with the new rooms to maintain the historic charm of the building while providing residents with modern amenities and layouts. A historic ballroom was also restored to its original state and is used for occasions and celebrations. Park Lane Villa's success as luxury residences is attributed to its grand architecture combined with upscale amenities. A fitness center, billiards room and community spaces offer residents opportunities to relax, recreate and recharge.