Gosling Flats

Interior Architecture- Large Scale (>5,000 sf)

Project Narrative

The Gosling Flats project is a renovation of two historic building shells in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine historic district for commercial and residential use. The design team developed a plan for subdividing the buildings into two street-level commercial spaces and eleven dynamic, market-rate condominiums.

The buildings presented light and space challenges for modern condo units. Innovative floor plans allow for abundant natural light to penetrate throughout the living areas. Selective reveals of original masonry walls were used in the interior units to showcase the original construction of the buildings, define bedroom and living spaces, and add dimension in the modern units. Custom built-ins add functionality and aesthetic appeal to the bedrooms avoiding wasted space surrounding fireplace bump-outs. The design team considered amenities suitable for modern living including walk-in closets - a luxury in historic residential buildings.

Private staircases were added to the Race Street building to vary unit types and create more spacious units without moving the location of the historic central stair.

Custom built-ins maximize storage and display space. White trim, paint and tile accents contribute to the luxury, brightness and modernity of the units. Attention to these details reintroduces a sense of character that was previously stripped from the building.


Project Details

Submission Category

Interior Architecture- Large Scale (>5,000 sf)

Date of Completion

November, 2021

Submitting Firm Name

New Republic Architecture

Project Team

Landscape Architect


Interior Designer

New Republic Architecture (Kara Vujanovich)


Engineered Building Systems (MEP and fire protection)


8K Construction