Do you really need reasons why you'll love the city's newest lofts opening in the Monroe Ave neighborhood? We didn't think so. Who doesn't want to live in a NYC-inspired loft featuring brand-new modern appliances and open floor plans with exposed brick and beams - all built within a historic structure from the early 20th century? Ok, so while this may be an easy nod for us, we understand that some of you might want to see it to believe it. Here are our 7 Reasons Why You'll Love the Button Lofts.
1. Cook for yourself - Entertain for many
Of course you're going to get modern, sleek, stainless steel appliances. That's what you'd expect from a high-end loft. But what the developers really anticipated was the fact that residents would want to show off their new apartments and entertain friends and family. That's the planning behind the built-out table/kitchen countertop. This keeps the kitchen spacious yet inviting, allowing multiple guests to plop chairs underneath the table side of the counter for maximum interaction capability during dinner. Or a cooking demonstration. Or a food-art project.
So you want to film a cooking show like you're Giada, Martha, or Emeril? Here's your ticket!
2. Truly open floor plans, open rooms
DHD Ventures, the development team behind this project, truly keeps an open floor plan by separating rooms with a gallery-style board wall, something that brings a unique, eclectic feel to the lofts and allows for maximization of natural light as well as exposure of the original wooden beams. Why cover up and hide the architectural assets that people love so much? Exactly. Now go get some chalkboard paint and make this wall into your To-do list or a place where you and friends can have it out in Tic-Tac-Toe.
3. Views of the City Skyline
Expect the unique views of Rochester with the lush trees of Highland Park highlands, or the Cobbs Hill area, or the downtown scenery view. The expansive windows on every side of the building provides all renters with some sort of beautiful - and unique - view.
4. Concrete and Wood - the New and Old together
This is not a new concept - in fact, with most of the old warehouses being transformed in the city we're going to expect the new and old being used simultaneously to form a gorgeous product. But what is unique for this project is that the developers decided to utilize concrete throughout the building - as countertops in the kitchens as well as the bathrooms. This gives a special industrial feel to the place, especially when paired with the solid wooden beams of old as seen above. And don't miss the modern shower head in its own windowed cubicle, all set within the urban feel of white subway tile.
5. Bathe in Style
This is NOT the private spa for the building - this is some prospective resident's private bathtub. Looking out over the highlands of Rochester, take the colors of the season in as you unwind in a hot, soothing bath surrounded by candles on the window sills. If I owned/rented this place, this would definitely be my favorite room.
6. You'll Never Lose Your Way
See the light at the end of the tunnel? We SURE do for Rochester, especially with projects like this in the making. And we're sure that you'll never forget where you live when you call The Button Lofts home. But just in case you do, maybe you're working too hard and you're extremely tired, or you've had quite a night out on Monroe Avenue, there are larger than life floor way-finding signs so you won't go knocking on the wrong door. And if you forget your keys? At least you'll have beautiful carpeting to sleep on outside your door until someone rescues you.
7. No Walk Up Here
Lastly, you'll appreciate the fact that this building is not a walk-up. No need to trek up five stories every time you get in. Simply act like it's your own personal hotel. For you active-types, there will always be the stairs.
If you're looking to get in on the action renting at this historic building, you may want to act fast. The first residents started moving in early November, and we wouldn't be surprised if there was already a waiting list.
More Information: DHD Ventures
Jason is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. He wants a bathtub just like the one pictured above. Maybe when he and wifey move into the Sibley Building in a few years. Check out more @JaySchwingle or Facebook.