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.