The project, owned by Katherine and Mark Kinchla, has been under construction for the past year and has already transformed the former United Pentecostal Church into a real architectural gem. Samsara, meaning “rebirth” in Sanskrit, will feature five four-story townhomes, each coming with a two car garage, an elevator, rooftop patios and more.
The church building was erected in 1928 and fell into disrepair in recent years. The church was almost razed a number of times but saved by the City and local concerned citizens. The Kinchlas, have shown an obvious love of the original structure by managing to save and re-purpose most of its original materials. Metal beams have been reworked into architectural details in the walls and into custom furniture pieces and the original brick is still exposed and a major part of each condo’s aesthetic. Over 20,000 window panes were removed and replaced in the original steel window frames.
Here are some photos of inside the building.
The following photos of the site before and during early construction are courtesy of Katherine Kinchla.