180 Detroit Avenue is finally finished. And it’s awesome.
After more than a year of hard work, Lykens Companies has finally finished its work reimagining the Italian Village’s former EJ Thomas Warehouse. This our vision has become a reality and it feels incredible. Let us show you around our finished product: 20 completely unique Italian Village lofts.
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From the beginning, we’ve loved the old brick-and-mortar style of this Italian Village warehouse. This building’s history reminds us of the way the Italian Village used to be: filled with active factories and warehouses and populated by the families of hardworking men and women.
However, there was a big issue. The warehouse hadn’t been maintained well. When we first began our renovation, we faced a lot of work just getting it ready for the remodel.
During our renovation of 180 Detroit Avenue, we set out to repair broken brick and replace windows with ones that would improve the property without sacrificing its historical integrity. If you look at our finished product, we think you’ll agree that we accomplished our goal.
Adding Luxury, Maintaining History
Many people recognize Lykens Companies as the developer of the Wonder Breads Lofts, but Lykens Companies has revived many other historical properties, including the forthcoming Budd Dairy Food Hall. With all of these renovations, Lykens Companies makes sure to take pains maintaining each building’s historical integrity. In fact, each historic property that Lykens Companies restores is renovated according to Historical Preservation Standards–a feat we continue to take pride in.
When renovating 180 Detroit Avenue, there were certain aspects that we made sure to maintain. For instance, residents will notice that each loft was built to incorporate the building’s original wooden beams (not the other way around). For people like us (who can’t get enough of buildings and their details), it’s easy to examine these beams and see the specific ways that each one tells its own story, whether that’s with a crack here or a nail there.
Moreover, each unit features original exposed brick walls that tell their own story. To pair modern amenities with industrial elements like these gives a completely unique personality to each loft.
Of course, these lofts wouldn’t be complete without the stellar kitchens that Lykens Companies is famous for. Beautiful custom-fitted cabinetry makes up each kitchen. Moreover, we’ve installed highest-grade granite countertops from our friends at Distinctive Marble & Granite. And of course, each kitchen is also equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances.
But it doesn’t stop there. Take a walk on hardwood floors to a spacious bedroom. From there, you’ll be able to enjoy a full walk-in closet and a spa-like bathroom, complete with floor-to-ceiling tile, a splash of granite on the sink, and a tasteful glass shower. When it comes to loft living, it doesn’t get much better than this.
As a resident of one of 180 Detroit Avenue’s 20 lofts, you’ll also have access to a private downstairs storage space, perfect for bikes, Christmas trees, and whatever else you’d like to put in it. Additionally, our residents will have the option to buy a parking space in the adjacent lot, which, in a neighborhood as popular as the Italian Village, is a huge perk (especially with the new Short North parking changes).
Of course, we can’t talk about this incredible new building without talking about the neighborhood around it. 180 Detroit Avenue sits inside Italian Village, one of Columbus, Ohio’s most popular neighborhoods. Over the years, this urban location has transformed from a blue collar area into an industrial-chic paradise. Residents love all of its unique offerings, from breweries to coffeeshops in old garages. Learn more about Italian Village here.
What are you waiting for?
If you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind living opportunity, then you’ve found it. The lofts at 180 Detroit Avenue are available for rent and we don’t think they’ll be vacant for long. If you’d like to schedule a tour or ask more questions, email email@example.com today!
Finally, a little bit about Lykens Companies…
With 20 years (and counting) of experience, we believe that Lykens Companies is just getting started on its mission to offer Columbus hundreds of premier apartments, rentals, and renovations. Each day, we are driving toward constantly expanding and improving our business and bettering Columbus, the city we love. For our renters, that means that they are connected to a proven business that is always striving to be the best. Our success isn’t an accident. We are constantly striving to improve our quality, both in the buildings that we renovate, reimagine, and rent out; moreover, we are striving to improve in the way that our business operates. For you, that means the best units and the best service in the best locations.
As we invest our time, money, and energy into the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and other parts of Columbus’s urban core, it’s nothing short of amazing to step back and see how much we’re able to impact our city, whether that looks like renovating apartments, houses, or even factories like the Wonder Bread Lofts and the forthcoming Budd Dairy project: a full scale reimagining of an old dairy factory into a Cameron Mitchell food hall and state-of-the-art coworking space.
If you’re looking to rent in Columbus, Ohio’s urban core, you’ve come to the right place. We’re confident that it doesn’t get better than us when it comes to finding the absolute best apartments and rentals in Columbus.
See every availability!
Whether you’re looking for an apartment in the Short North, a rental in Victorian Village, a studio in Italian Village, or a loft in Wonder Bread, our Available Rentals page will feature all that (and more). We’re constantly adding our newest properties and highlighting that month’s leasing specials. Bookmark it and check often! What if you took two minutes to browse it right now? And don’t forget about our awesome Instagram for updates, new leases, and beautiful photos.
Already a resident? Refer a friend!
At Lykens Companies, we offer a simple and easy referral program to our tenants (and even non-tenants). For each referral of yours who signs a lease, we’ll pay you $200! Be sure to learn everything about this awesome plan and even check out our three methods to actually get your friends to sign a lease.