96 East Avenue Apartments
The Asa E. Smith House, 1830
Across the street at 96 East Avenue stands one of the few remaining early farmhouse structures in the Norwalk Green Historic District, dating to 1830. Built by the Smith Family, early settlers and owners of the famous Smith & Day potters, the 1/2 acre property is set on the western edge of the river valley overlooking an industrial section of Downtown Norwalk.
Plans include the demolition of approximately 75% of the existing dwelling’s 70’s addition and a return to the original 1830 Greek Revival inspired facade with a wrap-around porch facing the street. The new apartment building will be comprised of two structural masses each containing 4 apartments with a large interior stone courtyard centered upon a “Glass House” inspired conservatory. The theme of the boutique-style building is Work-from-Home with additional flexible-style office space available for the exclusive use of residents alongside additional commercial space for 1 tenant. The current configuration includes a combination of 1 and 2 bedroom apartment suites that offer carefully designed workspace within the units and / or an extra room that could be used as a dedicated office or accessory bedroom. Consistent with all distinctive NGL properties, the outdoor living space will be exquisitely designed with plantings and specimen trees alongside a bicycle shed and outdoor grilling patios.
estimated completion, summer 2022