Jennifer Chappell, a neighborhood resident, was among those to take a look around, and luckily for us, she brought her camera.
The first section of the apartment complex, the so-called Warehouse Building tucked around the back of the main Goss-facing structure, opened with a mix of 16 studios (about $650 per month) and double-height, loft-style, one-bedroom units (around $1,050 per month). Chappell reported on the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council blog that this building is almost fully occupied.
“Underhill Associates were true to their word: the historical and architectural charm has been preserved while providing modern amenities,” Chappell wrote. “If this preview is anything like what we should expect from the main building, we’re in for a real treat.”
Apartments include enormous timber beams, exposed brick, industrial-style ductwork, and barn-style rolling doors. Ground floor units feature concrete floors and the studios above show off the structure’s original wood. “Despite their age, the wood is gorgeous and full of character,” Chappell added.
There are still plenty of units for the leasing at Germantown Mill Lofts, and phases of the project will open through the next year as construction is completed.