Some of Our Past Projects
Since 2004, NINA has been at work in Asylum Hill, rehabilitating blighted, historic houses and selling them to low- and moderate-income families and individuals, many of whom are also first-time homebuyers. Specifically, we have:
- rehabilitated 8 single-family homes
- rehabilitated 7 two-family homes
- created 2 single-family townhomes in a former Perfect Six
- built 2 new single-family homes
- rehabilitated a mixed-use building that included four apartments, 3 retail spaces, and office space.
Each of these projects is described briefly below, and there are also links to more detailed information about our projects.
We're still hard at work in the neighborhood - to see some of our current projects, please click here.
|54 Huntington Street|
Our newest addition to the neighborhood -- a single-family home designed to match its neighbor to the north, 181 Collins Street, which is a mansion probably designed by George Keller and is also one of the earliest homes on the Hill. Along with the gables and the decorative woodwork on the porch, we added a sunflower plaque on the north side of the building. This plaque ties to a similar design in the western gable of 181 Collins Street. Our plaque was designed and executed by Asylum Hill artist Jackie McKinney.
|207 Garden Street - The Zunner Building|
NINA's biggest project to date: a multi-use building first constructed in 1926, NINA restored it to three commercial spaces, four apartments, and one office. NINA also added an elevator and a new entrance and lobby on the northwest corner of the building. This project continues NINA's mission to established owner-occupied properties in Asylum Hill: the new owner is the Hartford Community Loan Fund, which occupies the office space.
|1 Imlay Street|
NINA's first project in the Nook Farm district of Asylum Hill, this classic 1875 Italianate was restored to its original look and footprint from a vacant three-family home. The home is the gateway to the neighborhood, and it can be viewed from the highway, the train, and the rapid transit busway. In fact, this project is the first example of transit-oriented development associated with CTfastrak in Hartford.
Winner, 2015 Hartford Preservation Alliance Award for Best Historic Restoration.
|55 Ashley Street|
One of the most unique houses that NINA has ever worked on. Beneath two layers of shingles, we found much of the original wood shingles intact, including the "fish scale shakes" in the gables and in between the first and second floors, and it has two front doors, despite having been built as a single-family home.
|51 Ashley Street|
A single-family home that had been vacant for some time when NINA acquired it, the house has now been fully restored. It sits squarely in between two other NINA homes, 47 and 55 Ashley Street, and it is the westernmost of six houses in a row built by Frederick Mahl in the 1890s.
|199-201 Sargeant Street|
This two-family home was built in 1898 by the same developer who built 235-237 Sargeant Street. The house had been condemned and remained vacant for several years before NINA restored it.