Historic Living
inside_window1.jpgThis Historic property has been completely renovated using the highest quality materials and " Green Construction " principles and techniques. Undertaken as an adaptive reuse development in the C. 1915 Link-Watson Hardware store, the City's Façade Grant Program has created a renaissance environment one block from the Dan River.

The developer has removed the decades old aluminum slipcover to reveal two stellar brick buildings with restored and additional new windows to afford excellent view corridors of the urban Tobacco Warehouse District, the North Theatre, and Intermission Café just minutes away.

Adaptive reuse is something of an art form - finding the balance between the preservation of the historic elements that gives a building its character and the necessity for functional excellence that makes living here a pleasure. This project reflects the developer's appreciation of history and the sensitivity he used in restoring the building to its current use.

Adaptive Reuse

Where it made sense to do so, the developer has retained original elements. In other cases, he has reused salvaged timbers and other materials in the design and construction of the building.

reuse_timbers.jpg The result is a home that is both historical and entirely modern at the same time. You will find original, up to 5" thick, hardwood flooring, heavy timbered beams, soaring ceiling heights, masonry-cased exterior windows, interior windows in bedrooms and baths on raised platforms, and exposed brick walls throughout.

Modernization

New roofing, individual heat pumps for climate control, and inviting floor plans, created by Craddock-Cunningham Architectural Partners of Lynchburg, Virginia, provide condominium designs that have already enticed newcomers and locals. Handicapped accessibility, two fire-rated stairwells, and a new sprinkler system create very desirable domiciles. All interior walls are insulated for better energy efficiency and minimal sound transmission. Solid-core wood doors are used throughout the units.

On-site parking will include reserved handicapped spaces near the entrance ramp, a few covered parked spaces, and a convenient adjacent lot with 25 parking spaces one block from the Courts Complex, City Hall, and new School Board offices. The architect and developer are creating an inviting south-facing entrance, with raised planters, a patio, and covered porch/entrance with easy accessibility by either stairs or gently sloping ramp.

Condominium Association fees will be approximately $150 per month and will include:
  • Water/Sewer
  • Trash Collection
  • Parking
  • Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Building Security/Insurance
  • Landscaping
Prices for the Lindsay Lofts range from $139,000 to $199,000. For more information, to schedule a tour of the Lofts, or to meet with the developer to discuss the commercial spaces, please call 434.791.4171.