Winter converted 122,000 square-foot Bass High School, built in the 1920s, into 103 loft apartments and 8,000 square feet of gallery space. The property is located in the heart of Little Five Points.
This unique site created much excitement within the neighborhood as well as attracting national media outlets such as the New York Times. Eighty-five of the renovated units are located in the historic, three-story main school building and auditorium. An elevator was added along with code-required fire alarm systems. Existing plaster walls were incorporated into the new units wherever possible.
The 35,000 square-foot gymnasium, which was added to the school in 1949, was renovated into 18 units, including 10 two-story loft apartments. The large site accommodated the new construction of 30 units located behind the main building, adjacent to the courtyard and swimming pool.