Constructed in 1881 for Samuel Wyman, the Brexton Building on Park Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland was designed by architect Charles Cassel. Originally a residential hotel, the Brexton is a seven-story Queen Anne structure made of brick and red sandstone. The hotel was later converted to apartments which eventually were left vacant for years before this revitalization.
The building was renovated and restored as a 29-room boutique hotel with high-end amenities and a street level cafe. The design respects and highlights many of the historic features of the building.
Included in this process was the design of a new HVAC system, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, and other features addressing life-safety issues. Additionally, the exterior facade was completely restored with gentle masonry cleaning and masonry patching to match the existing. Roofs, gutters, and downspouts repairs were repaired, as well as doors and windows as needed. Both State and Federal Historic Tax Credits were awarded.
Historic Preservation, Renovation
2010 Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design Award, Baltimore Heritage Preservation