Hartford’s 1903 Capewell Horse Nail Factory, with its distinctive Romanesque and Renaissance Revival style, was transformed into housing and commercial office space. Located in Hartford’s South End and vacant since 1987, the old factory was converted into 72 apartments with an adjacent parcel for 24 affordable townhomes as well as 5,400 square feet of commercial office space.
The rehabilitation of the Capewell Horse Nail Factory was designed to preserve the history and character of the original structure, all while bringing new life and a sense of community to the already vibrant Sheldon Charter Oak neighborhood. The building features an industrial chic design with large windows, exposed brick with concrete floors and ceilings, as well as sweeping views of the Hartford skyline and Colt Park.
Acting as Construction Administrator, Newfield Construction teamed up with Corporation for Independent Living and Crosskey Architects to bring the project to successful completion. The site was reconstructed to provide ample parking for residents, as well as highly sought after open space. Once fully mature, 50 shade trees will not only enhance the area, but will offset several thousand pounds of carbon annually and provide much needed shade.