THE WINDSOR BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Asheville, North Carolina
National Historic Register
Historic Tax Credit project
Built as the JD Nelson building in 1907, the original tenants were a grocery, hardware store and painting contractor. Featuring a corbeled brick cornice, windows in recessed panels, and traditional retail storefronts at the street level, is a fine example of a traditional brick retail building of that era.
For several decades, the upper floors contained multiple single room occupant apartments and the buildings interiors were greatly altered. In 2010, a complete renovation reconfigured the existing apartments into 14 modern boutique hotel rooms, while keeping the historic integrity intact. The renovations included modern HVAC systems and making the structure comply with the building code. The original lobby and stair were refurbished, and new storefront was installed.
Developer : MRK Investments, LLC
Interior Designer : LeAnne Mayes
Griffin Award for Historic Preservation winner: 2014