Adaptive Reuse is a process that adapts buildings for new uses while retaining their historic features. The simplest example of architectural adaptive reuse is the antique barn resurrected as a unique and stunning new residential home. Initially architects and structural engineers evaluate foundations, beams, columns and flooring to determine the stability of the building. Once it is determined that the fundamental structure is sound the process of renovation begins.
The trend of adaptive reuse has caught on with a passion in larger metropolitan areas such as Boston, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. An outstanding example is Chicago Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears' historic stadium. The ability to reuse this site and adapt it to the requirements of a modern professional football stadium is impressive. The Power House is a fine example of adaptive reuse of a turn of the century steam plant located in Long Island City, New York. Massachusetts boasts many adaptive reuse projects including Old City Hall, The Apartments at Coolidge School in Watertown, MA, and The Atlas Lofts.
The last two adaptive reuse projects are part of the Mitchell Properties LLC portfolio of adaptive reuse projects. Their newest project coming online in 2010 is located in Williamstown MA. Cable Mills Condominiums will be a community located in the Berkshires with stunning views of river, mountains and Williamstown. A short two minute walk to the Taconic Golf Club, the Village center and Williams College are a few of the amenities that will make this development truly unique. Berkshire Living Urban Style describes Cable Mills Condominiums. The condominium residences comprise the style of the Boston Loft with the visual and sensual beauty of the Berkshires.
Harsch Associates Real Estate a well know Berkshire Real Estate Brokerage firm is now taking reservations for Cable Mills Condominiums. Whether a second home, a primary home, or an investment in the Berkshires you will appreciate the easy lifestyle that Cable Mills Condominiums offers. New wine, old bottle and vintage perfection.