101 North Main Street

Providence, RI

A developer acquired the former Pilgrim Mills Building for conversion to upscale condominiums.  While restoring the original building, KITE thoughtfully crafted a new four-story addition on the south side of the structure.  Utilizing a variety of forms and materials, the complex of buildings now reads as an assemblage of smaller scale structures, reflective of the original neighborhood and mid-block alley.

A common entry to the condominiums contains as elevator to all floors and provides access to the parking garage.  The original four-story building maintains its identity as the entrance to a new restaurant.  Each of the condominium units is unique in size and layout, ranging from one bedroom to two-floor penthouse units all with a private deck or balcony. The new units maintain the large windows and high ceilings of the original building, providing generous, light-filled living spaces.  The project serves as a skillful example of revitalizing a building and a streetscape.

Awards

Pillars of the Industry Award, National Association of Home Builders, 2002

Merit Award, AIA Rhode Island, 2001

Gold Medal, Rhode Island Monthly Design Awards, 2001

Providence Preservation Society Award, 2000