Location: Manchester, CT | Size: 57 Units | Status: Completed 2011
Located in the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District, the Dye House is a classic example of brick and timber mill construction of the early 20th century. The last major building to be renovated in the mill complex, the original Yarn Dye House was built in 1914 and had been vacant for decades. This adaptive reuse project created modern one, two and three-bedroom apartment units that retain the historic character of the building’s structure. The Dye House features 57 unique apartments with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, reinforced concrete or heavy timber structure and large windows. The renovation meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation and used federal and state historic tax credits.