EGStoltzfus to build 16 condos on fourth floor of revitalized Bulova Building
Since its founding in 1968, EGStoltzfus has built a stellar reputation for its custom and neighborhood community homes. But there’s another side to this second-generation, family-owned construction company.
Through its Commercial Construction and Custom Home & Remodeling divisions, EGStoltzfus also has played a pivotal role in the adaptive reuse of historic properties in and around Lancaster city — creating modern housing while preserving original character.
That’s why over the last half century so many have trusted EGStoltzfus with creating the home of their dreams — whether it’s a five-bedroom single-family home in the country or a two-bedroom condo in the city.
Their expertise ranges from one-of-a-kind design/builds worthy of the Parade of Homes’ prestigious Fulton Award to renovations that transform existing spaces, such as the condo units in Steeple House Square on North Duke Street.
“EGStoltzfus Custom Homes and Remodeling exceeded our expectations on all fronts: communication, performance, quality of workmanship, responsiveness and budget adherence,” say Steeple House Square residents Gregg and Terri Scott. “Best custom residential experience ever — from beginning to end!”
In recent years, EGStoltzfus has put its mark on two other major adaptive reuse projects in the city — Steeple View Lofts on North Water Street and The Keppel Building on North Queen Street.
Steeple View Lofts, a Landis Communities residence for those 55 and older, features loft-style apartments in a repurposed tobacco warehouse. The Keppel Building, a former candy factory, is now home to mixed-use retail, commercial and residential space, including one- and two-bedroom apartments built by EGStoltzfus. Both buildings blend modern amenities with preserved original features, such as exposed brick and large windows.
And now EGStoltzfus is at the forefront of yet another city revitalization project — the renovation of the former Bulova Building at 101 N. Queen St., rebranded now as 101NQ.
Pittsburgh-based Zamagias Properties, the developer behind both Steeple View Lofts and The Keppel Building, plans to spend $25 million to $30 million to convert the vacant 200,000-square-foot building into a mixed-use retail, office and residential complex.
“The successful partnership we had with EGStoltzfus in our two previous Lancaster city projects drew us to them once again for 101NQ,” says David Martens, president of Zamagias Properties. “Their strong expertise in custom home building combined with their commercial building capacity creates a truly unique platform for the development of these one-of-a-kind urban residences.”
EGStoltzfus is slated to convert the building’s fourth floor — an area of nearly one acre — into 16 condominium units. That will include three penthouse-level units and 13 single-floor units, no two of which will be the same. All units will feature open floor plans designed for entertaining, as well as skyline views through 10-foot-high glass walls and generous terrace space.
A standard base unit will include pre-selected premium upgrades and the ability to customize, like any other EGStoltzfus home.
With all of their remodeling, custom home and neighborhood community projects, EGStoltzfus creates a personal experience for the homeowner, helping them bring their inspiration to life.
They promise the same at 101NQ.
“The 101NQ project is exciting in so many ways,” says Bill Patrick, Director of Custom Homes & Remodeling at EGS. Patrick is leading the pre-construction work on the condominiums at 101NQ.
“We’re thrilled to be part of another adaptive reuse project that allows us to take our custom home building experience and translate it into an urban style that will be driven by each buyer we work with. Whatever vision they may have for their new home, we’ll make it happen.”
EGStoltzfus will collaborate with the project designers, Melanie Burnette and Steven Funk of LeFevre Funk Architects, to ensure that the building’s interior residential elements reflect their exterior vision. Unlike the older brick and heavy timber structure present in so many other adaptive reuse projects, 101NQ’s construction type — steel super structure and concrete decks — provides a different inspiration evident in Steve and Melanie’s distinct exterior, Patrick notes.
Therefore, 101NQ will have a style all its own.
“It will be the most unique home community concept that Lancaster has ever seen,” Patrick says. “The vision of character developed in these homes will be much cleaner and crisp, with soaring ceilings up to 12 feet-plus. The backdrop of views through expansive windows overlooking the city and county will make these spaces simply stunning.”
EGStoltzfus expects to begin its work at 101NQ in summer 2018. There is already early interest in the condo units.
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