Cool Rents: Open Loft Apartments

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There have been a few recent searches on Baltimore Fishbowl for Loft-Style Apartments, so we thought we’d reach back into the archives and share a couple of posts we’ve done spotlighting three great loft-style apartment communities in the City.  Take a gander…if you’re interested, make sure to contact the leasing office for the current rates.

Baltimore Lofts – Living in Spacious Luxury

Orig. posted Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 – Written by: D. Sellinger
Loft Style at 1901 South Charles
Loft Style at 1901 South Charles

From Station North’s grand old warehouses to the mills of Hampden and Woodberry, these buildings stand as vivid reminders of Baltimore’s industrial history. But with many of those industries now gone elsewhere, a new kind of living space has sprung up, inspired by the style of these buildings that helped to shape and define our city. Loft living is alive and well here, and becoming more popular all the time. With such fabulous new lofts becoming available all the time, it’s not difficult to see why.   Click to read more of the original article.


Cool Rents: Chesapeake Commons

Orig. Posted Friday, Dec 07, 2012 – Written by: Krista Smith
1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms Now Available!
1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms Now Available!

Perhaps you’ve heard? Renting is the new buying. Welcome to Cool Rents where we walk you through standout rentals in the Baltimore real estate market.

Name: Chesapeake Commons

Cross Streets: North Eutaw and George Streets

Neighborhood: Sometimes Market Center, sometimes Seton Hill, sometimes Mount Vernon (mostly Seton Hill but v. close to Mt. Vernon)

Year Built: 1899 and repurposed as apartments in the early ’80s


The story: The Chesapeake Commons building was originally built in 1899 as one of the first public high schools in the country. The building was designed by Baldwin and Pennington, who were Baltimore’s premier architects at the time. Some of the firms other notable projects included the Maryland Club, the Fidelity Building, the Mount Royal Station, the Camden Station, and part of the Pier Four Power Plant. The student population outgrew the building by the 1920s, but it stayed in use, housing educational institutions, until it was abandoned in 1978. A few years later, the structure was gutted by a devastating fire. The once beautiful building stood charred and dilapidating for two years until a development company saw its potential and rehabilitated it to the 98-unit apartment building that it is today. Click to read more of the original article.


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