180 Flats (formerly Dexter Place) is a 141 unit, 2 building complex that is currently undergoing a significant renovation of the apartment units and common areas. As with many properties, it was not feasible or economically favorable to vacate the property, so the unit renovations are being staged in monthly tranches as units become available.
Wheelhouse Construction selected and sourced the materials and finishes for this project. Common area renovations included exterior paint, landscaping, pool patio area with gazebo and grilling stations, elevator cabs, common hallways, new leasing office, business center, and bike storage room. Apartment renovations include laminate flooring, stainless steel appliances, designer lighting, and new plumbing fixtures.
Needless-to-say, extra care and excellent communications are critical and often overlooked components when to performing extensive remodels to buildings in which tenants still reside. Wheelhouse Construction is accustomed to renovating occupied properties and understands the special requirements and processes needed to minimize resident impacts.
Wheelhouse Construction removed the existing rotting and unsafe unit balconies and installed an aluminum dry below decking system with aluminum railings. This upgrade dramatically improved the curb appeal of the buildings, while providing the residents a safe and dry outdoor balcony space.
Wheelhouse Construction partnered with a local graphics design firm to install a brick melt graphics application on the west façade of the two buildings. At the time of its installation in 2019, this brick melt application was the largest undertaking of its kind in the region. Any graphic, picture or design can be converted into a brick melt, which makes it an extremely versatile and competitive alternative to commissioning a graphic artists to hand paint the building facade.