101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts Opens its Doors to First Residents

Baltimore’s Highlandtown Middle School was designed by architects Wyatt and Nolting and is considered one of the most important historical and architectural buildings in the area. The seven-story building opened in 1934 and operated until 2005. Last year, Shaffin Jetta and Focus Development, Inc., his company, started a $27 million redevelopment project to convert the old school into luxury apartments.

Baltimore’s Highlandtown Middle School was designed by architects Wyatt and Nolting and is considered one of the most important historical and architectural buildings in the area. The seven-story building opened in 1934 and operated until 2005. Last year, Shaffin Jetta and Focus Development, Inc., his company, started a $27 million redevelopment project to convert the old school into luxury apartments.

101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts is located at 101 S. Ellwood Avenue, in the Baltimore-Linwood neighborhood and close to both the 138-acre Patterson Park and Canton Square. It offers 140 studios, one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments as well as a list of unique amenities such as a zen courtyard, rooftop deck, fitness center with yoga room, dog washing station, and an attached parking garage with 146 spaces. Each unit features floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and full-size washers/dryers. 101 Ellwood was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The first residents of 101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts moved into their new luxury apartment and loft homes on November 1. According to the community’s website, apartments range between 550 square feet and 1,155 square feet, with rents between $1,225 and $2,250 per month. Pierce Eislen, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based technology company providing online market research services to the commercial apartment industry, reports that rents for one-bedroom units in the Baltimore area, in fall 2013, ranged between $494 and $2,701 per month, with the average rent at $1,011 per month. Rents for two-bedroom units ranged between $760 and $4,549 per month, with the average rent at $1,431 per month.

“I think we’re the right product for the marketplace. There is nothing in our price point that is anywhere close to our quality,” Focus Development LLC principal Shaffin Jetha said in a press statement.

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