Mid-century motel receives top to bottom makeover.

Like one of the last kids picked for a team, 1133 Washington was one of the few undeveloped buildings in St. Louis’ loft district. Amid its older, statelier neighbors, the building was dull at best, an eyesore at worst. Once a Days Inn Motel, this Downtown St. Louis building was long past its mid-century prime when Bruce Development Company tapped E.M. Harris to give it new life. Financed with both historic preservation and low-income housing tax credits, this adaptive reuse project transformed the building into an attractive, 95-unit apartment building, including street-level restaurant spaces. Scope included roof replacement, new windows and façade, improvements to underground parking lots, new elevators, HVAC systems and kitchens, updates to bathrooms, and all new interior finishes.

Bruce Development Company

St. Louis, Missouri

1 Building
95 Apartment Units