When we first looked at the building, it was appalling. When were given the details of the project, we were shocked. The old Danmore building on Third St in downtown Spokane was old, dilapidated, and disgusting. The foundation of the building had sagged a good deal, compromising the integrity of the building and leaving several major cracks in floors and walls on each floor. What’s more, we were told that the building needed to be lifted and the foundation needed to be secured.
So that’s where it started. But in the end, it became one of the most unique and eye-catching buildings in downtown Spokane. We worked several months to jack up the building and repour all of the footings in the basement. The supporting beams in the basement had to be lifted nearly 18 inches!
Once the integrity of the building was fully restored, the rehab begun. Another challenge with the building was the interior size. We had to make the most use of a very small unit space. We cleaned up the interior of the building, renovated much of the layout, and designed efficient and compact apartments.
Other defining features of the finished product include a downstairs clubroom with lounge space and full kitchen for tenants and guests, a unique parcel sorting system, comfortable exterior patio, and the color-popping red exterior paint job on the building. Seriously, you can’t miss it!