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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