136 Commercial Street Condominium (Units B, C, D, and E).
The upper, residential floors of 136 Commercial Street look like — and I mean this in only the most complimentary way — an explosion in a shingle factory. The courses of ornamental patterns are delectable. And the owners have wisely painted the facade white. This is not a lily in need of gilding. When caught in raking sunlight, the facade takes on a life of its own, without need of extra color. The developer Kenneth C. Weiss and others in the Rainbow Partners Realty Trust bought this property in 1999, converting it two years later into a five-unit condo. Unit A at 136 Commercial Street is the retail space. The other four units are residential. Their owners live in Glastonbury, Ct.; Washington, D.C.; Columbus, Oh.; and Palm Springs, Ca.
View of the rear facade, as seen from Pleasant Street. David W. Dunlap (2011).
Detail of the astonishing shingle facade. David W. Dunlap (2008).
¶ Last updated on 31 January 2019.
136 Commercial Street on the Town Map.
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Thumbnail image: Photo, 2011, by David W. Dunlap.