April 07, 2015

The Bernhardt Luxury Lofts ~ Filling Quickly ~ Act Now to See!

The c. 1882 Bernhardt Luxury Lofts renovation and revitalization project on Main Street in Downtown Salisbury has been a fun and exciting process to watch...from hardware store to loft apartments with retail spaces beneath...from gutting and girders to a visit from Governor Pat McCrory to promote historic rehabilitation tax credits...this has been an exciting ride!

Original oil painting by Robert Richard Toth
The c. 1882 Bernhardt Hardware Store finally closed for business after having been the City of Salisbury's downtown hardware source as far back as 1927. Realtor® Greg Rapp approached developers Chad Vriesma and Bryan Wymbs with the concept of renovating the tired building into downtown living spaces and retail. The seed was planted and Calm Holdings LLC purchased the Main Street building in 2013 via Realtor® Greg Rapp. After meeting with architects and designers, work began on the historic structure in mid-2014.

Residents and businesses are already moving in!

Sweet Meadow Cafe moved from its long-standing location on Innes Street, just around the corner from the Bernhardt Hardware building, and has seen a boon in its bistro business.  In addition to great food, a full bar, and outdoor seating, the restaurant features wall displays of art by local artists!

A new bakery, Abigail's - A Cake Affair, will open imminently, and visitors to downtown Salisbury are already thrilled with the shop's elegant and sophisticated decor, pearl-grey walls, and tin ceilings.

Her reclaimed table tops are made from old floor joists from the circa 1882 building!  

Who wouldn't want Main Street for their business address?!  One more Main Street store front is still available, and interested business owners should contact Greg Rapp (704.213.6846) to grasp this opportunity.

Upstairs, six luxury lofts are winding the bend to completion. Some have exposed brick accents, while all have gleaming wood floors, and an array of the original large arched windows overlooking downtown. 

The windows provide a panoramic view of cityscape skylines, the main boulevards, the Historic Trolly, and shops, galleries, and restaurants bustling with activity provides an excitement reserved for city living. Greg Rapp/Wallace Realty has secured leases on three of the six lofts ~ and interest is high with folks coming more and more frequently to see these wonderful spaces. 

Loft #6, the most unique and a favorite that is still in construction process, will be a 2 & 1/2-story über-cool apartment with its own entry from the rear parking lot (all others have a common main entry with staircase/elevator up to individual private doorways), steps up to a wonderful mezzanine level overlooking the first floor living space, and yet another set of stairs leading to the loft Master Suite that overlooks the entire space. 

This apartment will feature a seamless kitchen/dining/living area on the first floor, which will be open to the soaring height of the second story ceiling, and will include a 1st floor bedroom, office/guest room, and ground level bath. Up the staircase to the mezzanine, we picture a family den or library space! (Note: the photo here is presented as conceptual and may not be an accurate representation of the finished space.) And then...how private...the Master Suite crowning this luxury space from above. Interested? Give Greg a call ~ 704.213.6846!

Residents have already moved into the two-bedroom loft above the Sweet Meadow Cafe, and two other lofts are leased.....BUT.....it's not too late for YOU to make one of these fine downtown lofts your home!  

Remaining units are the large east-facing one-bedroom (morning sunshine in your galley kitchen and living areas ~ how nice!), the two-bedroom multistory described above, and the two-bedroom unit facing Main Street (a private Christmas parade-side seat, anyone?). 

Often, older urban structures contain brilliant architectural characteristics that are part and parcel of a bygone building standard: soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, lots of windows, and rich finish materials. With the benefits of urban life becoming clearer and clearer, it's no wonder that people are showing a strong preference for it. You can be a part of this exciting renovation in Downtown Salisbury North Carolina.  Call (704) 213-6846 today to sign your lease in the Bernhardt Luxury Lofts!

Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 

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