Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts in Canton has quickly become one of downtown Baltimore’s hottest new addresses. In what was formerly Patterson Park High School, a new community of 140 luxury apartments has been reborn just steps away from 138-acre Patterson Park and within walking distance to Canton Square.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the conversion to an apartment building is how much the building still looks like a school on the inside. Original details were retained from the building’s history and include hand-painted murals from the school’s library, classic wall-sized chalkboards, and solid oak book cases accenting various apartment homes. The old yellow tile that lined the hallways and stairwells remains intact and the auditorium, which is now a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, kept its original balcony and seats.
“The building is historical and has a lot of character left from its high school days. If you like edgy and cool you will instantly fall in love”, said one of 101 Ellwood’s residents.
In contrast to, but surprisingly in harmony with the historical elements, upgraded finishes were chosen to please today’s discerning lifestyle renter including: wall-size windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and full-size washers/dryers in every apartment and loft home. The community boasts a list of amenities that are as unique as the building itself including: a Zen courtyard, rooftop deck, fitness center with yoga room, and dog washing station. Many would argue the most attractive amenity is the attached parking garage with 146 spaces.
Another resident of the community said, “I love my apartment and all of the modern updates, but I also love walking down the hallway and feeling like I’m back in middle school. Even if it’s only for a moment or two, the nostalgia is a good feeling.”
With a prime location, spectacular amenities, and built-in charm, you might expect lofty rents, but instead they are a surprising value. Rents begin at $1,200 for a 600-square-foot studio unit and range to $2,300 for a 1,450-square-foot two-bedroom, two-story unit with a loft, a den and two bathrooms.