Categories
Project Highlight

Project Highlight: City Springs Lofts by Edgemont Builders

Throughout the Baltimore and DC areas, National Lumber gets to work with fantastic contractors on exciting projects that help to revitalize and grow their respective communities. This month, we spoke with Jacob Wittenberg, the President of Edgemont Builders about his team’s in-process build, City Springs Lofts. Let’s take a look at this great mixed-use build National Lumber helped supply materials for.

About Edgemont Builders

Based in Baltimore City, Edgemont Builders has quickly become one of the area’s most efficient and effective general contracting firms. They specialize in single-family, multifamily, and light commercial construction projects. Some of their recent projects have included the Station Arts Townhomes in Station North and the conversion of an old Lutheran church into The Luther Apartments.

About City Springs Lofts

Located in the Washington Hill neighborhood, the building that is becoming City Springs Lofts has gone through many iterations throughout its history. Constructed in the early 20th century, the large building was first put into use as a burlap bag factory by Chaim Lubin. Later on, in its lifespan, the building served as the used car-operations center of Eastern Automotive and was home to Reece’s Chairs, a furniture manufacturer. The building has quite a history, and City Springs Lofts is striving to incorporate elements of that deep history within the design. Consisting of 15 apartments and two-store front spaces, Jacob noted their interest in the property was driven by its proximity to downtown and Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as the historic features of the building. The apartments are primarily one-bedroom units, and the project is being co-developed by Daniel Kamenetz.

Unique Design Elements of City Springs Lofts

It was important to the team at Edgemont Builders to incorporate elements of the historic building while still crafting modern living spaces that would be desirable to tenants. There are several elements that pay homage to the original building, and provide a unique living experience for residents. One key element is the different windows used throughout the building. These include the large, historic factory windows which were built with custom wood to match the integrity of the original factory window design. The historic storefront windows were built in place, and elsewhere, windows make use of refurbished historic wood to evoke elements of the building’s classic features. Throughout the building, other touches of the original design will standout to residents. The high ceilings are unique to remodeled buildings of this nature and help make living areas feel more spacious and inviting. There are also lofted spaces on the west side of the building, and an exposed roof structure that helps add another historic touch.

Work With National Lumber

National Lumber has maintained a strong relationship with the Edgemont Builders team for over a decade, and we’re always excited to see what unique project they’re working on next. For the City Springs Lofts project, National Lumber supplied dimensional lumber, interior doors, and interior trim, as well as cabinetry. Additionally, we built two custom skylights for the project. Our team is always honored to work with great builders like Edgemont, and we can’t wait to see the finished project this April.

If you’re ready to get started on your next project, contact the National Lumber team for all of your building material needs.

Categories
Uncategorized

A Closer Look at Fiberon Good Life Decking

Spring is almost upon us, and for many builders, that means decking season is fast approaching. The purchase of decking materials boomed throughout 2020 as homeowners invested in their living spaces. To meet this increased demand, the team at National Lumber has brought in more top-tier decking lines to meet the needs of our customers. Today, we’re excited to highlight the Fiberon Good Life Decking we now stock. This composite decking line comes in beautiful colors with great durability features builders and homeowners alike will love. Let’s dive in.

An Overview of Fiberon Good Life Decking

Good Life Decking is a modern composite decking line that offers affordable decking materials without sacrificing quality. Fiberon breaks its Good Life Decking brand into two distinct collections that help give buyers a variance in design styles. The Good Life Weekender Collection presents traditional-styled decking boards that offer classic, monochromatic color options for those looking for a more natural wood imitation. On the other hand, the Escapes Collections conjures the image of tropic getaways with subtle and dramatic streaks of color. Both collections come with limited residential warranties that protect against staining, fading, and performance issue. The Escapes Collection offers a 30-year limited warranty and the Weekenders Collection includes a 25-year limited warranty.

A Variety of Colors

Good Life Decking in Cabana

Fiberon Good Life Decking comes in diverse color options that allow builders to tailor their decking design to unique outdoor spaces. National Lumber currently stocks two colors from each collection.

Escapes: Cabana

Get away with Cabana. This tan tone brings deep grain patterns that reflect real aged-wood products without all the hassle those genuine wood boards bring.

Weekender: Cabin

Breathe in the great outdoors with a gorgeous, earthen brown that evokes classic deck board design but with a decidedly modern vibrance to the color.

Escapes: Beach House

Turn a backyard into a trip to the shore with the Beach House option. This stunning gray is flexible and perfect for diverse outdoor designs to be built around it.

Weekender: Cotttage

Soak in the sunshine with the classic appeal of Cottage. This neutral gray helps create outstanding color contrasts that will delight homeowners.

The Advantages of Composite Decking

Composite decking offers all of the beauty of traditional wood decking without any of the hassles of maintenance. Fiberon’s composite decking is resistant to weathering and discoloration, eliminating the need to repaint deck boards. Composite decking also resists chipping and breaking, which means deck boards age better over time. They are also a sustainable alternative to traditional decking materials, utilizing recycled woods and plastics that reduce waste going into the landfill.

Get Started on Your Next Deck Project with the Team at National Lumber

As decking season approaches, it’s important to have a reliable material supplier that can meet the demands of your projects. The team at National Lumber stocks some of the leading decking brands, and can help you get the materials you need when you need them. Contact our sales team today to gets started.