Restoring Asylum Hill’s Historic Homes

115 Sigourney - Living Room

Earlier this week I had a chance to tour the latest projects from NINA (Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance), which is a non-profit working to rehabilitate blighted houses in the Asylum Hill area of Hartford. They have two adjacent buildings under construction, a brick 1-unit home at 115 Sigourney Street, and a large 3-unit building at 117 Sigourney Street.

Although we’ve sold NINA properties in the past, it has always been on the resale market as agents working for the seller. We know their work, but thought of them more as colleagues than collaborators.

The Sigourney Street projects have more significance to us because we were involved in the original proposal. We wrote a market analysis in early 2017 that the NINA team used as part of their presentation to the State for funding.

It’s always nice to see beautiful old homes restored, but it feels different to know that we made a small contribution to the effort. They did a nice job with these two buildings!

Note: Both photos are of the 1-unit home. The 3-unit building is approaching completion, but still needs the finishing touches to be installed.

115 Sigourney - Kitchen