Our client purchased this building, originally a family-owned funeral home, with the idea of creating an upscale Irish pub and restaurant. The building remained in excellent condition, and contained ornate plaster and woodwork that had been well maintained. Our client realized that, with significant renovation and addition, the building would be ideal for his restaurant concept.
The client’s program included a number of private dining rooms for meetings and parties that would require additional floor space to be constructed. The building’s partial second floor was modified and expanded to provide the needed floor space. The original main service room was converted to the Pub, the centerpiece of which is a handcrafted oak bar imported from Ireland. Kitchens are located on both floors, with the second floor kitchen serving as a bakery.
With the second floor expansion, the Lincoln Avenue elevation was designed to complement and continue the original elevation. New limestone sills, cornice and detailing replicates the original design. The building entry was retained and repaired, and the ground floor window openings we enlarged to provide greater visibility from the street.