Historic Hurwitz Mintz Buildings in French Quarter Get Full Makeover

by • June 29, 2016 • Architecture & Design, Commercial, Development, French Quarter, HistoricComments (2)2131

The old Hurwitz Mintz buildings in the French Quarter have been converted into a brand new, mixed-use development housing ground floor retail space and 25 residential apartments.

Trapolin Peer Architects turned the buildings, located at 217-225 Charters Street, into what is now called May & Ellis. The firm worked in partnership with Abri Design + Development for the project.

In this renovation, the residences include large historic windows and high ceilings, which fill the units with natural light. Other features include wide-plank oak floors, quartz countertops, gas cooking and exposed heavy-timber beams. The pet-friendly building also includes amenities such as two courtyards, secure bicycle storage, fitness room, and a rooftop terrace.

David Hecht, Abri principal, said, “The new courtyards reference historic French Quarter living in a contemporary manner, and combine with Trapolin Peer’s floor plan to create unique, light-filled apartments. We believe May & Ellis sets a new standard for French Quarter Living.”

Hecht suspects a restaurant may move into the 6,800 square foot retail space on the ground floor, although nothing has been confirmed.

May & Ellis residences include  studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and a three-bedroom penthouse unit. Prices range from $1,750 to $5,750.

Residential listings have officially launched and pre-leasing is underway for September occupancy.

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2 Responses to Historic Hurwitz Mintz Buildings in French Quarter Get Full Makeover

  1. […] on Chartres Street in the French Quarter less than two blocks from Canal Street, the May & Ellis is a one of a kind beautiful historic renovation featuring exposed heavy timber beams, 11-12 foot […]

  2. […] & Ellis is a newly completed luxury apartment building in the French Quarter.   Residences include  studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and a […]

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