Wed, 15 August 2007
Something Old, Something New
My favorites are the handsome old
Favorite stories are the apartment/condo/apartment/condo status of Heathstead. One of the largest, if not the largest, condominium complexes in
Another favorite in SouthPark is Trianon…and I almost see that being a tear down someday. Precious and pricey location. Still has central heating plant.
Uptown, the elegant Poplar was once apartments.
Fifth and Poplar started off as Condos but the market was soft and they went to apartment status but I suspect the construction is more to the liking of condominiums. Unlike some apartments which have been converted.
Sometimes I get the feeling that an apartment building, complex, is being built with the eventual intention of conversion because the construction is less costly for the apartments in some cases. We’ll see more of this I should imagine and the green gets greener.
Settler’s Place: on North Church St. Adjoins historic N.C. Medical. Five stories. Six units were prior to new building. These units receive tax credit because of historic designation. Newer units face the old cemetery. Exterior construction is EFIS. 2 parking spaces, deeded storage in basement. Older units (5) share rooftop terrace; 16 new units, each with private terrace.
Conversion 1996. Historic building. See AtHomeCharlotte.com Walking Tour. Renovated in early 80s. Parking is off W 6th St.Complex is at
Conversion. Built in 1917 and converted to condominium in 1993.
Business and warehouse converted to condominiums? You bet. There’s Factory South and Atherton Mills. The cautionary flag I would throw on a conversion is the construction. And not just the new hardwood floors, the updated kitchens with granite and snazzy new bathrooms…hire an inspector to go over the unit with a fine tooth comb. Both structural and mechanical.
Of course, that goes for any property. Yes, even brand new…especially brand new.
That is for another day.
Meanwhile, I suggest “Googling? convert apartment to condominiums. Fascinating and good information.