It’s as special as you think.
If you live in Columbus, Ohio, then you’ve seen the glowing red neon sign lighting up the sky at night. That neon Wonder Bread sign has shone bright for years. When Lykens Companies purchased the former Wonder Bread Factory, there was no way they were letting that sign go.
Lykens Companies was going to do all it could to hold onto the rich history of its newly acquired space.
Soon after, the Wonder Bread Lofts were born.
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But what’s it like to live inside Wonder Bread Lofts? Let’s go over a few reasons we still believe that Wonder Bread Lofts is one of the most memorable living experiences you’ll ever have.
Experience Unique Spaces
No two Wonder Bread Lofts are the same. And we mean that. When reimagining a factory, there is no cookie cutter, but we wouldn’t want one anyway.
Some Wonder Bread Lofts were once loading zones for bread trucks. Some overlook the skyline. Some have exposed brick walls. Others show off original flooring. When we planned each of these luxury lofts, we weren’t trying to erase the natural flow of the space. Instead, we worked to complement it.
Take Wonder Bread #114 as a prime example. Rather than take the easy route of making a short countertop, we opted to kink the counter toward the living area in a way that parallels the wall opposite it. Not only does this decision create a pleasing aesthetic, but it also is the only kinked countertop in the entire factory.
At Lykens Companies, we go out of our way to blend the old with the new in a way that’s unforgettable. In our lobby space, we’ve used reclaimed wood from the factory to create stools and a countertop. It’s a space where residents can go to enjoy free Wi-Fi, look out onto one of the Wonder Bread’s two open air patios, and take in the personality of the building.
We’ve even taken larger elements and incorporated them into the factory’s design. For instance, above one patio sits an industrial storage container that integrates perfectly into the factory’s space. It’s jaw-dropping. Stop by and see it for yourself.
Surrounded By Culture
The Italian Village has transformed from industrial into industrial-chic. Its factories are reimagined and revitalized into The Candy Factory, Budd Dairy Food Hall, offices, and more. Its garages became coffeeshops and breweries.
The Wonder Bread Lofts and all of our other Italian Village apartments and rentals find themselves a quick walk away from a wealth of restaurant and nightlife options. There’s even a gym for the fitness lovers among us. Some of Columbus’s most popular and established spots are right around the corner. Residents will love Fox in the Snow Café, Seventh Son Brewery, The Market, and many more local favorites.
The Italian Village, we think, is great for anyone who appreciates the preservation and reinvention of historical sites. This neighborhood isn’t what it used to be. It’s safe, walkable, and full of culture. Yet, it’s still maintained a one-of-a-kind industrial exterior. Old brick and mortar factories line the streets. Italian Village offers a stylized take on urban living. It has one foot in the future—new breweries, coffeehouses, and developments—while its other foot is planted squarely in its past—its history, its buildings, and their restoration.
Let’s put it this way: we’ve never met someone who didn’t love living in Italian Village.
What Residents Are Saying
You can listen to us all day, but of course we love the Wonder Bread Lofts. Here’s what one former resident had to say about his experience:
The Wonder Bread Lofts offer so many more amenities than you’d expect to get in the Short North. Easy parking, an in-unit washer and dryer, high ceilings, plenty of square footage, and an overall cool vibe. Wonder Bread neighbors are friendly, pet-loving people with tons of positive energy. It’s anything but cookie-cutter; I’d recommend it as the most unique complex in the Short North!
This isn’t an uncommon attitude among Wonder Bread Loft residents. People love living there and we’re sure that you will, too. In the meantime, why not take a look at some of our available Wonder Bread Loft units?
Now, a 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 Rentalspage 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 residents. 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.