Work is well underway at the Lake Hotel (201 W. Huron Street) as the building is readied for eight upscale apartments. The building is located in the West Village historic district and the project is utilizing historic tax credits for the rehabilitation work. Kissling Interests hired the experienced firm of Carmina Wood Morris architects, with Peyton Barlow serving as general contractor.
The exterior of the building has improved significantly from last year as new windows have been installed, some pointing work has been completed, and details missing have been replicated by Buffalo Plastering and Architectural Casting.
Four apartments are planned for the first floor; one is a one bedroom and the remaining three are two-level, two bedroom units. The second and third floor each have two, two bedroom apartments. The fire escape at the rear of the property will be reused as a balcony for the tenants. There is a great interior light court, a garden-level storage and laundry room. Rents are expected to be in the $1,500 range.
A permit was filed for the building in 1896 by William M. Savage and its earliest known name was the Darrow Apartments (1942). The building was known as the Delmar Hotel from around 1948 to 1985, when the name was changed to the Lake Hotel as it remained until it was vacated.
For more photos of the progress, check out my set on Flickr.