This Right Bank apartment was owned by actress and socialite Madame de Florian who fled Paris during World War two and left all her possessions behind, where they remained undisturbed for more than 70 years.
via Discovered After 70 Years: A Stunning, Untouched WWII Era Paris Apartment | Apartment Therapy.
Another Buffalo church has found new life as residential space. Creative Structures Services (css), a general contracting, project management and development firm headed by David Pawlik and Russell Kyte, has recently finished work on the former Buffalo Covenant Church at 786 Kenmore Avenue.
via Adaptive Reuse Project Complete on Kenmore Avenue; Apartments Now Leasing | Buffalo Rising.
Originally constructed as a medical office complex in 1969, Schuetz says the building was gutted down to the structure and rebuilt for its new use—a now-popular process called “adaptive reuse.” “Adaptive reuse is the most sustainable type of construction because the ‘embodied’ energy—which is the energy that is used to construct a new building, including the fabrication of the materials—used to construct the building is 15 to 30 times the annual energy use of the building,” Schuetz says. “All of the structure, foundations, roof, and walls at Cruise were reused from the existing building.”
via Hot Property: Bicycle-Themed Uptown Apartment Complex | 5280.