Van Rensselaer Village

Van Rensselaer Village existing site had 12 apartment buildings of wood-frame construction, painted vertical siding and flat roofs. The rehabilitation reduced the rental unit total from 100 to 80 apartments. Through selective demolition, the long building layouts were modified and divided into 17 smaller buildings, blending the buildings into the surrounding neighborhood. This redesign of the site created more green space, which equals 14 apartments per acre. The existing wood-frame construction was re-used in the new design. Being able to re-use the skeleton of the buildings saved cost on framing so extra details could be designed into the aesthetics of the facades.

SIZE: 81 Apartments

  • Introduced overall building scale and individuality
  • New vinyl siding and vinyl wood-look shakes
  • Added multi-level gabled roofs
  • Decorative posts and railings at apartment entrances
  • Wood laminate flooring in living spaces and bedrooms
  • Solid oak kitchen and bath cabinetry with a warm chestnut stain
  • Tile wainscot on bathroom walls
  • Durable granite kitchen countertops

**Previously completed with C.K. Dennis Architect PC