Project Spotlight - Maxel Flats, Residential Development
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Project Spotlight – Maxel Flats, Residential Development

Project Spotlight – Maxel Flats, Residential Development

Maxel Flats is a residential development in beautiful downtown Holland, MI.  The building is a former 1950’s machine shop and was completely gutted before building out the 12 flats.  Much of the design included industrial and reclaimed materials which made Forged By Design a perfect fit for the job.

One of the most dramatic changes to the curb appeal of the property was the addition of the steel and reclaimed wood balconies and canopies at the newly created entrances to the flats – all of which were designed and built here in the Forged metal shop.


(above) The balcony and canopy frames during the building process.

(above) The balconies and canopies after we installed them onsite. The reclaimed wood was added after.

(above) Custom steel railings and banisters surround the entire outdoor patio space

(above) A look at the completed outdoor entrances

Exposed original wood ceilings and cement floors laid the foundation for the modern industrial design of the interior of the flats.  For the bathrooms we designed, built, and installed steel framed mirrors to match the steel and reclaimed wood vanities.  The same steel and reclaimed wood planks went into the simple shelving and towel hooks. (pictured below)

(below) We added simple open plank shelving between the kitchen cabinets for extra storage and to carry the same reclaimed look and feel throughout the interiors. The same wood also frames the interior window ledges. (not pictured)

No trendy residential development is complete with beautiful signage.  Take a look at the aluminum signage we designed and created for the exterior of the Maxel Flats building.

This was such an exciting and fun project to be a part of! We love to see reclaimed materials come back to life in a beautiful modern way.  The character of this old building combined with impeccable interior design is the perfect backdrop for making our work look good.  What do you think?


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