Interior Design & Flooring

Old apartment building revitalized

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 07:12

Cityscape Lofts is offering people the opportunity to live in one of 24 one-bedroom, one-bath luxury apartments. The Lancaster New Era reports that the revitalized apartment building is located at North Mulberry and West Lemon Streets. The four-story structure dates back to the 19th century and has 39,644 square feet of living space, in addition to a rooftop patio with exceptional views of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 
Initially used as a warehouse, the building has been revamped into a premier multi-family housing structure. According to the news source, the building was purchased from the Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster in 2011 for $275,000. The building was in such a state of disrepair that workers hauled over 30 dumpsters of junk and recycled even more before construction could begin to renovate the structure. 
The project's development company made sure to include a number of green features into the building and also make sure that the base structure could support the addition of other sustainable technologies. The Lancaster New Era reports that the new roof placed on the building were intended to accommodate a green roof system that may be installed later on. 
A radiant floor heating system has been installed on the first floor of the building, which was converted into a covered garage. There are over 17 spaces available for the residents of the apartment building and with radiant floor heating included in the design, and these individuals and their guests will never have to suffer walking through the cold to get to and from their car or have to shovel snow. Radiant floor heating is the ideal solution for keeping a garage warm because it is a more efficient and cost effective heating technology than many other traditional systems.