Evanston Court in Pasadena, CA.

PASADENA, CA – Upon reviewing countless adaptive reuse projects throughout the country for GlobeSt.com’s ADAPT awards, we have declared Evanston Court in Pasadena, CA, the winner for the best merging of past and future in a historic property. We will be honoring the project at our awards ceremony in Baltimore on September 16th.

The Evanston Inn previously served as a quiet retreat for many prominent visitors to Pasadena, CA. Originally built in 1897, it was the city’s only remaining wood-frame hotel from the 19th century. With few additions made to the property to accommodate budding tourism in 1898 and 1905, the inn grew over time to 32,494 square feet. Use of the property altered from hotel to multifamily residence in 1917, and it was then inducted into the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources in 1984. With a prime location centrally-situated within a quarter-mile of transit, shopping and entertainment offerings, the owners set out to restore and transform the abandoned structure.

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Ingrid Tunberg

Ingrid Tunberg sits on the editorial team as a coordinator and reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. She is responsible for writing stories, assisting with industry awards and marketing nomination events. Previously, Ingrid worked as a copywriter across various industries throughout New York City and Chicago.

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