Looking for a nice loft for purchase in the city to get away from that suburban responsibility? Sure, if you blink you may miss 'em. But we're HUGE advocates for this living arrangement, so we'll keep adding to this list as it grows over the years.
To be clear, our definition of "loft" here is somewhat liberal....the Capron Street Lofts are about as close as we get to a true loft you can buy in our city. To make this a list of more than one place, we're defining "loft" as a place where your living space is at least 1 floor off the ground...and views are most welcome.
Here's a list of Lofts you can BUY in our City.
1000 East Ave
Marketed as the "Best value on East Ave.!", this is a mid-century building with condos in a doorman building in the heart of the East End, Park Ave, and NOTA neighborhoods with the affordability to prove it. Walking distance to the George Eastman Museum, the RMSC, and East Ave Wegmans - 1000 East Ave is a great place for that boutique-hotel-style living that is accessible to pretty much everything you could possibly want out of city living.
Price Range: $100,000 - $150,000
Capron Street Lofts
Washington Square Park
The Capron Street Lofts, or 1 Capron - as noted by the big number 1 on the highest point of the building, was a developer's risk back in 2009-2011 after the stock market crash of '08. It seems the risk certainly paid off because the building has been at full capacity since opening. With 19 residential units and 1 commercial space (note: the former Restaurant Nikko), these lofts offer just about everything that people love about urban living: high ceilings, exposed brick and original wooden beams, open floor plans, and of course the views of the skyline, river, parks, and downtown developments happening on a daily basis. Check out this post for more pics.
Price Range: $200,000 - $750,000
More Info: Facebook
The Metropolitan Rochester (Coming Soon)
Downtown - Center City
You wanna know what's exciting about downtown Rochester these days? Just take a look at The Metropolitan. What was formerly called the Chase Building (even before that the Lincoln First Tower), this iconic building located in Center City is the new wave of happenin' in our city. We say this because the developer, family owned Gallina Development, is taking Rochester to a whole different level with this one. And by whole new level, in this case we mean 20-some-odd stories up! While a good portion of the residential floors will be apartments, floors 22-26 will be offered as luxury condos. Just think: 24hr doorman and concierge, covered parking, fiber-optic internet, on-site cafe, fitness, park, incredible views...you get the point.
Price Range: TBD
More Info: Website
Sagamore on East
The Sagamore is a 23-unit luxury condominium project that was completed in 2006, really providing the initial spark to the recent wave of condo owners interested in Center City living. All units come with terraces to look out over the bustling East Avenue section near the Eastman Theatre, and the building includes everything from indoor parking, a concierge, security services, and being able to walk to some of the best things our city offers: Eastman Theatre, Java's Cafe, RoCo, Fuego, Spot Coffee, Arena's, and on and on.
Price Range: $350,000 - 900,000
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