AINSLIE RESTAURANT- WILLIAMSBURG
This adaptive reuse project was originally the home of a wire loom factory before being converted to an Italian restaurant and beer garden. The floor area was increased from 5,000 SF to 8,000 SF of interior space and an additional 2,000 SF of roof-top dining was added. The brick building was restored and modernized to accommodate a restaurant with multiple dining and drinking experiences. The existing first floor was lowered by ten feet to allow direct street access. A new cellar was created for storage and 'back of house' needs. A mezzanine was built to accommodate private parties. A 36' long by 12' high bifold glass hanger door was installed on the new rear wall allowing for a seamless indoor/ outdoor transition between the rear eating area and walled in garden area. The roof consists of 120 fully restored/ operable skylights in the sawtooth truss structure.