The Renfro was originally built in 1908 and operated as a hotel. Over the years it has been used as an office building and low-income housing. In the latest iteration, it has been turned into a collection of apartments, live-work units and commercial spaces to serve the downtown Wichita community. A clean and modern design with minimal finishes and fixtures was employed to simplify the urban lifestyle.
The first floor houses two commercial office spaces, a couple of apartments and several work spaces that extend to living units on the second floor. The majority of the apartments utilize a wooden box concept to provide storage and subdivide the space into public and private areas. The box esthetic carries over into all of the cabinetry design.
The project utilized the Historic Tax Credit program for financing. It was designed in collaboration with RAW Design.