I love the modern amenities but I also love walking down the hallway and feeling like I’m back in school. The nostalgia is a good feeling.
Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) September 05, 2015
November 1st, 2015 marks the 2-year anniversary of the first residents moving into 101 Ellwood apartments in Canton. Formerly Patterson Park High School, this historic building has been transformed into a community of 140 luxury apartment homes by Focus Development Group. Just steps away from 138-acre Patterson Park and walking distance to Canton Square, this redevelopment is the ultimate in historic preservation.
Perhaps one of the most surprising aspects of the conversion to an apartment community is how much the building still resembles a school on the inside. Original details including hand-painted historical murals from the school’s library, classic oak-framed chalkboards, and solid oak book cases were preserved from the building’s history and now accent various apartment homes. The original ceramic tile that lined the hallways and stairwells remain in place and the auditorium, now a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, kept its original balcony, seats, and some of its unique architectural details.
“This is an historic building and has a lot of character left from its high school days. It’s hard not to fall in love with how the conversion retained so much of the original”, said one of 101 Ellwood’s residents.
Surprisingly in harmony with the historical elements, upgraded finishes were added to appeal to today’s discerning lifestyle renters including: wall-to-wall windows, soaring 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 list of amenities that 101 Ellwood offers is as unique as the building itself including: a Zen courtyard, rooftop deck, fitness center with yoga room, and dog washing station just to name a few. Many residents would argue the most coveted amenity is the attached parking garage.
Another resident of the community said, “I love the modern amenities but I also love walking down the hallway and feeling like I’m back in school. The nostalgia is a good feeling.”
Giving new life to an historic building and preserving a piece of Baltimore history is the definition of green building, but the renovation was also done in a way that minimizes environmental impact through the use of sustainable building practices. 101 Ellwood is LEED Silver-certified. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 101 Ellwood boasts environmentally-friendly features such as energy-efficient appliances, intelligent heating and cooling systems, low-emission lighting, electric car charging stations and many more. In addition, design and construction elements throughout the community translate to a low carbon footprint for the environment. Even with all of these green features, the level of quality and style that today's apartment renters demand is still evident throughout the community.
With spectacular amenities, a prime location, the charm of yesteryear, and an environmentally sensible community, you might expect lofty rents, but instead they are a surprising value. Featuring studio, one and two bedroom floor plans with available loft options, there is an apartment home and price range to suit just about anyone.
For more information about 101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts, visit the property’s website at http://www.101ellwood.com or contact the leasing office at 410.276.9090.