Residences at the Thomas Jenckes House

Providence, RI

Duration: 2 years
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Project Manager: John Lewis
Site Supervisor: Thom Martin
Architect: Arris Design
Interior Designer: Leslie Courtney

So, wonder of wonders, the Jenckes House addition looks as if it was actually meant to be attached to the Jenckes House. That, today, is a rare outcome. The firm that owns the building and is doing the work — Parker Construction, also of Providence — deserves applause for its architectural bravado.

David Brussat, The Providence Journal

The Jenckes House renovation is a four unit condominium conversion of a 19th century building in the heart of Providence. A stair tower has been built to replicate the original and great care has been taken to maintain the building's historical integrity. The tower will be accessed by an upper and lower lobby of period-inspired design, modernized with keyless/intercom entries. A programmed secure elevator will open directly into each unit’s private vestibule.

The condominiums feature grandiose eleven foot high ceilings with replicated moldings, original marble fireplace surrounds and mantels, converted with a working look-a-like coal burning gas inset, and custom colors chosen to complement the mantel's veining.

The highest degree of architectural standards were adhered to in the custom cabinetry throughout the project. Including magnificent built-in hutches in the kitchens featuring radius top cabinet doors, granite counters (which match both the islands and surrounding counters), and both under counter and cabinet dimmer controlled halogen lighting.