Noble Building Residences
The Second Floor of the historically rehabilitated Craftsman era Noble Building on Pujo Street in Lake Charles was converted into three one-bedroom apartments designed to fit primarily within the existing architecture of the original historic offices’ interior walls. The building owner’s love and respect for the history of the building was the driving force of the project. The majority of original walls, doors, interior and exterior windows, wood and tile floors all remain. They were appropriately cleaned, repaired, re-finished or painted. Perfection was not the goal; instead, remaining imperfections reveal history and create patina in the spaces. To meet current code separation requirements between the restored marble entry stair and the apartment corridor entry, frameless glass was installed to “disappear” into to the historic fabric of the space.