1507 Republic

An adaptive reuse of an abandoned, historic apartment building into a single-family home.

New Republic designed a single-family residence from an abandoned six-family apartment building that had suffered from an insensitive remodel in the 1960’s. The first three floors had been stripped of all historic detail, except for the staircase, which was not salvageable. The team capitalized on the “blank slate” the space offered and created a design-forward contemporary aesthetic, including a metal replacement staircase, in alignment with the homeowners’ modern style.


Over-the-Rhine (OTR), Cincinnati OH


Completed 2016


Private Homeowner

Size (APT #, ETC)

1 Unit

Total SF: 3,500

Project Tags

Custom Home

The team opened the historic passageway wall to enlarge the living room/foyer area and created a direct visual connection to the garden at the rear of the house, giving the space an open, unconstrained feel.

The attic was the only interior space in original condition, with exposed beams and brick, original windows, and flooring. These were refinished and highlighted as part of a fourth-floor bonus space and a rooftop deck.

Photo Credit

Chris Von Holle

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