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Apartment Spotlight: 249 North Street

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Apartment Spotlight: 249 North Street

Our apartments at 249 North Street are located deep in the heart of the Elmwood district, featuring great proximity to downtown and the exciting possibilities of the Elmwood lifestyle.

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The Apartments at 249 North Street

The apartments themselves have unique setups with plenty of open floor room and the possibility of a lofted area that overlooks the main living space. The furnishings and appliances offer modern-style living in a luxurious setting. In-unit laundry and free parking makes this one of our most convenient locations for residents, and the shared porch space and available balcony options give you plenty of room to get outside and breathe.

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A Lively Neighborhood

The Elmwood district surrounding these apartments is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in Buffalo. The area attracts both the young and the old, and is sure to inspire the inner artist in you. With plenty of nightlife options so close by, you’ll never have a lack of things to do, and the area is very pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, so you won’t feel the need to drive everywhere you go.

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Rental Info

For pricing information and unit availability, check out the rental page for 249 North.

Apartment Spotlight: The Ambassador at 175 North Street

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Apartments at The Ambassador offer all the benefits of city living at a very affordable price. The building itself used to be an old hotel that was converted into apartment living spaces, which were renovated in 2012.

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About The Ambassador

The recently renovated apartments feature modern amenities and several different floor-plans to choose from. The building also offers a laundry room with free wifi and wired cable and internet already set up in each apartment. Gated off-street parking, additional storage and pet-friendly options are also available at an additional price. And if you want a great vantage point to see the city of Buffalo, you have to check out the rooftop patio.

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Life at 175 North

This location is ideally located close to downtown and within walking distance of nightlife attractions in the Allentown and Elmwood neighborhoods. It’s also surrounded by so many great restaurants and food stops that you’ll never get sick of going to the same places over and over again. These apartments are centered in the heart of some of Buffalo’s most unique cultural areas where there’s always something going on, so finding something to do will never be a problem at 175 North.

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If the exciting lifestyle at The Ambassador sounds interesting to you, check out our rental page and get in touch with us for more information.

Apartment Spotlight: Allentown Lofts at 430 Virginia Street

Newly renovated lofts with a rooftop deck within walking distance of Allentown, Elmwood and Delaware. Where else would you rather live? The lofts at 430 Virginia Street in Buffalo, NY are among the most coveted living spaces available in the area, and they offer an exciting lifestyle and great location for an affordable price.


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About the Allentown Lofts

These newly renovated apartments were converted from an old factory and completely revamped in 2010. They now feature luxury-style living with off-street parking and additional storage available. Modernized kitchens, heated tile bathroom floors and buzzer systems with cameras complete the contemporary look and feel of these living spaces.

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The open floor plans with unique setups of these apartments truly set them apart from other living options in the area.

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The apartments are also small pet-friendly and offer a rooftop deck with a great view of the city. This gives you the perfect space to hang out and relax during the summer (or even the colder months if you’re adventurous).

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Life at the Allentown Lofts

This location offers plenty of attractions and nightlife all within walking distance or a short car ride. Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Towne Restaurant and Jim’s Steakout are all only a couple blocks away, and if you’re into the Allentown nightlife scene, the lofts are only a short walk from the Snooty Fox, Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, Cantina Loco, Colter Bay and a handful of other restaurants and bars. With so much to do in the area, you’re sure to be close to a favorite hangout spot. The Allentown Lofts are also within close proximity to downtown Buffalo, offering a short commute if you work in the city or the surrounding areas.

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If this looks like a lifestyle and living space for you, check out our rental page for the Allentown Lofts for pricing and availability information.

 

 

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Apartment Spotlight: West Huron Lofts

If you want to live somewhere close to pretty much everything in downtown Buffalo, then our loft apartments at 201 West Huron are the place for you. These new luxury lofts offer great proximity to exciting Buffalo hotspots as well as beautiful open living spaces and the quality of a newly renovated building.

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About 201 West Huron

The building itself was once Buffalo’s Lake Hotel that has since been converted into apartments and was renovated to its current look in 2013. The living spaces are set up in traditional loft style with open floor-plans and plenty of natural lighting. Kitchens and bathrooms feature new furnishings and appliances for a modern look and feel that really helps to bring the style of these apartments to life.

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Inside The Lofts

 

Inside the Lofts

The building also offers a common backyard space shared by residents to give you a refreshing break from city life and a quiet place to hang out and relax outside. You’ll also have access to the old fire escapes that are now used as balconies for apartments on the upper floors.

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Life at 201

One of the best advantages of living at the West Huron Lofts is the proximity to downtown offices, restaurants and nightlife. Attractions on Delaware and Elmwood are within a 5 minute drive from the lofts, and if you work anywhere downtown, your commute is sure to be short and reasonable. The location is only a short walk away from the bars and nightlife on Chippewa street and is very close to Buffalo’s theater district. If you’re looking to get closer to the excitement of downtown or just trying to live closer to where you work, you need to check out the West Huron Lofts.

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Like what you see? Check out the West Huron Lofts page for availability and pricing information, and contact us to schedule a visit to the apartments.

frIDay Interior Design: Parisian Style

Paris is an iconic city.

Why wouldn’t you want your living space to reflect the majesty of one of the most beautiful places of the world?

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Maybe you’ve been to Paris and fell in love. Maybe you’ve never been there. Either way, its beauty is something hard to forget, but not so difficult to capture through careful interior design. By taking the following simple tips you’ll be decorating like a Parisian in no time.

1- Keep your walls white.
Maximize light. It’s rare that you’ll find a Paris home that doesn’t have white walls. Color can be tactfully used elsewhere.

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2- Hang chandeliers.
Nothing induces the romance of the City of Love more than decorative overhead lighting.

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3- Use vintage elements.
Perhaps you already have some, but if not, it may be a good idea to visit a vintage shop. Sparkly, brand new pieces don’t have as much character or story as those that look like they’ve been previously loved.

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4- Don’t be afraid to step outside the box.
In order to get a truly Parisian feel, it’s a good idea to follow these rules, but don’t get so stuck to them that you’re afraid to be yourself. Show off your style and be a little funky. Odd art pieces, abstract paintings, and geometric rugs are all welcome.

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Paris has inspired people the world over. Chances are, if you’re reading this, it has inspired you as well. Now that the mystery has been taken away from it, go forth and decorate like a true Parisian!

frIDay Interior Design: Coastal

You know the feeling you get when you come back from a stay at the beach? Relaxed, energized, laid back. Now imagine having that feeling all year round, sans the sand.

Coastal interior design isn’t just for those who live by the sea. Sure, the nautical elements often used work well within beach cottages and cabins, but there’s so much more to coastal interior design.

Coastal design would allow you to keep a piece of summer with you throughout the harsh Buffalo winters that many of us know all too well. The soft, beachy colors and effortless flow of the space may even trick your mind into thinking you’re coming home to an oceanside paradise everyday.

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Since Buffalo is far from coastal living, you may feel the need to limit, or even eliminate, the use of anchors, oars, coral and other sea-related objects. And while there are many color palettes you can choose from — whether capitalizing more on white, blue or a light tan — regardless of the colors and items you choose to incorporate, there are some tips you should keep in mind for your newly coastal space.

1-Don’t get caught on one color.

You don’t want to drown out a space by overloading it with one color. For example:

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Incorporating other sections of the color spectrum can go a long way.

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2- Coastal design is just that.
Think nautical; think maps. But put a new twist on them, perhaps by cutting them into shapes and framing them.

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3- Weathered wood.

Not only does it add a rustic feel to the space, but a natural and soothing one.

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4- Bring outdoors in.

Wicker chairs and tables that may be traditionally utilized outdoors have their space within a coastal home.

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With all that being said, don’t be afraid to trust your instincts and be cliche if need be. As long as you can feel the fresh air and picture the waves coming in, you’ll have done it right.

frIDay Interior Design: Modern Organic

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Organic Modern interior design style and want to give it a shot. Maybe you’ve never even heard about it and are about to get inspired.

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What was once a popular style back in the 1940’s and 50’s went under the radar for quite some time, but has resurfaced as a popular interior design option today. The clean and open layout may lend itself to a space more conducive to the creative process by ridding the area of distractions and filling it with a natural ambiance.

While this style could be referred to as “shabby chic” to the novice interior designer, there’s nothing shabby about it. There are some things to keep in mind when it comes to turning your space Organic Modern:

1- Be neutral.

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Let your color palette be that of the colors in the woods. Think tree bark, grass, moss and soil. Stray from bright colors as they can break apart the soothing ambiance.

2-Use texture.

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Linen, burlap, flax — they are all your friends. Sometimes life can be rough, as your textures can be. Provide a good mix.

3-Most importantly, be natural.

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Don’t incorporate any plastic furniture in your space. Try to have as many items that look like they were inspired by nature as possible. Plastic sends a sterile vibe that just clashes with the style in an Organic Modern home.

So when you think Organic Modern, think rustic, but with a modern flair. Once you partake in your Organic Modern interior design adventure, your space will start to shape itself.

5 Tips for Living with a Roommate

If you’ve ever lived with a roommate before, you know how challenging the situation can be sometimes, but hopefully you’ve found that it can also be quite enjoyable given the right circumstances. If you’re new to living with a roommate or are working on finding a new one, there’s a lot to consider to make sure that you won’t go crazy and want to move out after 2 weeks. Hopefully these easy tips will help.

Find a Friend

Living with someone you don’t know is a big commitment, and while it might be necessary sometimes, it’s usually best to avoid it. If you have to live with someone you don’t know, be sure to meet a few times before you move in just to make sure you’ll be able to get along with the person. Your best bet is to find a friend or even just a shallow acquaintance who you know enough about to be sure that you’ll be able to live together.

Not a Best Friend

While living with friends is good, living with your best friend can quickly become a real problem. Best friends often take liberties with your living space since they think you won’t mind, but good roommates respect each other and give each other plenty of space when they need it. Living with someone can also bring out a lot of problems in a friendship that wouldn’t have surfaced otherwise, so before you move in with your best friend, it might be worth considering whether the health of your friendship is more important than rooming together.

Agree on Cleanliness Standards

Chances are you and your roommate will have slightly different ideas of acceptable cleanliness levels at your apartment. If you need your space to be a lot cleaner than your roommate does, you’ll end up cleaning up his or her messes all the time just because it bothers you. If you agree ahead of time on how clean you’d like the apartment to be, you’ll both know when your mess is annoying your roommate.

Break Up the Chores

If you don’t mind vacuuming but you hate doing dishes, your roommate might be open to splitting up the chores with you. If you can split the work in half and each stick to your schedule, it’ll make life a lot easier and prevent your apartment from getting too messy and out of control. If both of you absolutely hate cleaning the bathroom, take turns doing it so one person doesn’t get stuck with the worst chores every time. You’ll both be a lot happier for it.

Make a Food Agreement

If you split food costs with your roommate, make sure one of you isn’t eating all the food. Monetary disputes are one of the easiest ways to ruin a friendship with your roommate, so be extra clear about your expectations. If you each buy your own food separately, have the courtesy not to eat your roommate’s groceries. And if you do, make sure to let him or her know that you’ll pay them back for what you took.

 

Ultimately, the best rule for living with a roommate is to be respectful and compassionate. If you can put yourself in their shoes and understand what’s important to them, you’ll probably get along just fine.

 

frIDay Interior Design: Bohemian

When the term Bohemian is used, it’s usually in the context of describing something as unconventional and “artsy.” When used to describe a specific style of interior design, the same description applies, but the results are soothing and quite beautiful.

For example:

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As you can see, the style is anything but restrictive. There are many paths a Bohemian-inspired home can take. There are just a few design tips to keep in mind.

1- Have plants, and lots of them.

Green is one of the key colors when it comes to Boho interior design. The style rests on an earthy color palette (think greens, browns, oranges) with splashes of vibrancy. Not only is the color green soothing and natural, but the oxygen produced by the plants is good for air quality- and it just feels good to be living in a space with other living things.

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2- Pillows a must.

First of all, pillow shopping is probably the most fun shopping experience there is due to the seemingly endless array of textures, colors, patterns and prints. Secondly, the pillows will set the comfortable mood of your apartment, making you feel like you’re walking into a personal oasis everyday. You can go eclectic or streamlined, it’s up to you. And that’s the beauty of Boho.

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3-Low furniture.

In order to keep maximum room for wall furnishings, plants and canopies, keep your furniture low to the ground. It add levels and makes your space more visually interesting.

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Think a Bohemian makeover is right for you? Give it a try by following these few simple instructions. Even if you don’t go full fledged Boho, perhaps your new decor will inspire you to break down some mental walls and feel more creative within your space.

3 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Apartment

The new school year is starting, Fall is almost here, and many Western New Yorker’s are moving into new apartments around this time of year. If you’re not among the lucky movers but are feeling like your apartment has gotten a little stale, there are plenty of free and easy ways to shake things up and refresh your space. Check out some of these quick tips, and don’t let the apartment envy get you down!

Move Furniture Around

One easy way to freshen up your space is to rearrange your rooms. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how different everything feels just by changing up your layout, and your guests will take notice too. If you want to make a splash for your next get-together or find some new energy in your living space, give it a try and see how things feel when you’re done.

Clean Up or Ship Out

Embarking on an intense clean of your apartment can really bring some of that new-living-space life back, and so can decreasing your clutter. If you have so much stuff crowding up your rooms that you don’t even use (or like) it all, just get rid of some of it. If you take a few hours to throw away some old things and clean up the rest, you just might find some new life buried underneath some of your old junk.

Try a New Routine

If you always come home from work, eat dinner in front of the TV and then spend the night reading in your bedroom, things can get stale pretty fast. Try sitting on your couch instead of your favorite chair, or eat more meals at your kitchen table instead of in the living room. Making simple changes to your perspective and utilizing different parts of your apartment can provide a new and refreshing point of view, so why not give it a try?

 

Of course, if you really do need to get out of your apartment and find somewhere new to live, we have you covered for that too. Check out our full listing of apartments and let’s try to find you the perfect new space.