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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Spacious, upscale apartments at The Lofts at Logan View
Luxury condo buildings have sprung up all over the city, but those searching for a luxury apartment don’t have nearly as much to choose from. J.A. Reinhold Residential is addressing that need with The Lofts at Logan View, a collection of flats and bi-level apartments in a historic building in Philadelphia’s Logan Square neighborhood. “This is a classic timber-and-brick building dating from the turn of the century. It’s architecturally distinct, with very high ceilings, a lot of exposed brick, huge windows and beamed ceilings,” says Jeff Reinhold of J.A. Reinhold Residential. “It’s unique.”
Also setting The Lofts at Logan View apart is the size of the apartments. The L-shaped studios, which start at just $1,295 a month, are over 700 square feet; the two- bedrooms (some with working fireplaces) are 1,150 square feet. “The units are larger than you’d normally see,” Reinhold says. “And the building is still affordable and a great value for Center City living.” The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was originally home to the Harrington Hoist Company.
A hoist set on the ceiling of the spacious lobby reflects the building’s roots, and lends it character. Original art- work, commissioned for the building from Philadelphia artists, is also on display. “We went with a museum theme, to complement the neighborhood,” says Reinhold. “We have people coming in just to look at the art in the lobby.” Neighborhood museums include The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rodin Museum, The Franklin Institute and The Academy of Natural Sciences. The Free Library is also right up the street, as is the future site of The Barnes Foundation.
In addition to cultural pursuits, conveniences such as Whole Foods Market and Philadelphia Sports Club, plus an array of restaurants and bars, are within walking distance of The Lofts at Logan View. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Day & Zimmerman, CBS3, Independence Blue Cross, North American Publishing Co., and GlaxoSmithKline also call the neighborhood home. Center City’s core business district is just blocks away. Nearby entrances and exits to the Vine Street Expressway are perfect for those commuting to New Jersey or the western suburbs. “This is an area of Center City that has really taken off, and is attracting a lot of attention,” says Reinhold. “There’s all this residential support — supermarkets, health club, restaurants. That’s what you see when you have an emerging high-growth residential area.” Decorated models at The Lofts at Logan View are open daily for potential renters to tour.