The Waldorf Apartments, located on St. Paul, MN’s storied Summit Avenue, were the stunning result of a conversion from the historic Waldorf Hotel to upscale condominium flats. Restored by JLG and Mohr Construction, the project reactivates the building’s original historic character with flats ranging from 749 SF to 2,395 SF – each offering beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, and dramatic gourmet kitchens. JLG and Mohr worked with the developer to ensure maximum reuse of existing materials such as utilizing the original woodwork, brick, and walnut sliding panel doors.
On the exterior, JLG restored the building’s classical brick façade while preserving its columns, large porch balustrade, sculptural stonework, carvings, and intricate mosaics. For the comfort of occupants, JLG designed for modern amenities including reinforced sound barriers between floors, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplaces, showers with body-jet massage, and lower-level entertainment systems.
This project restored the Hotel’s prominence and infused new life into a historic neighborhood, earning a 2006 AIA North Dakota Merit Award.