Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the rent?
The rents range from $950 to $1300 per month, depending on size, view, and
What about the utilities?
The rent does include water, but it does not include heat, electricity, or
air-conditioning. Each apartment is separately metered. Residents will put
the utilities in their own name and will pay for their own usage.
The heating system is gas-fired forced air. The water heaters are tankless,
“on demand” systems. Please read the section on the “green” design elements
of the building (below) for more information about the energy efficient nature
of the apartments.
Do you allow pets?
As pet lovers, we will consider the possibility of allowing one quiet, well-behaved,
small dog (25 pounds or less) or one cat to reside in each apartment. As the
property owner, we reserve the right to refuse any pet and to put special provisions
in the lease regarding pets. Please inquire for more details.
Is there an elevator?
Yes. Residents and their guests can take either the elevator or the stairs.
Do you know anything about the history of the building?
Yes. Thanks to the Village of Liverpool’s historian, we do know its history. Click
here to read more.
Is the building “green” in any way?
Yes. First and foremost, we are extremely proud that we have brought new life
to this historic building, securing it and making it more fully functional
for modern life, rather than wastefully tearing it down.
We are also excited about the “green”-ness of the location: a great village,
one where residents have only a very short walk to find everything they need
and want, near a great park with a beautiful lake that is making a tremendous
More specifically, yes, many of our construction decisions were motivated
by a desire to be environmentally responsible:
- Energy efficiency. The building’s heating, venting, and air-conditioning
system employ the latest technologies and meet guidelines set by the Department
of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. We installed very expensive
spray foam insulation to get the most energy efficient “building envelope”
possible, reducing air infiltration through the brick exterior and through
the roof. The hot water heaters are tankless, “on demand” heaters. All windows
have energy efficient glazing. All kitchen appliances are ENERGY STAR rated.
Light fixtures in common areas are on motion detectors, so that they only
used when people are nearby. All of this reduces the energy consumption in
the building and helps to lower residents’ utility bills.
- A white roof reduces the heat island effect, reflecting heat rather than
absorbing it and emitting carbon.
- Plumbing fixtures are water efficient.
- Interior paints are low VOC, to improve air quality.
- Many building materials are made from recycled and/or environmentally sustainable
content, including the Cambria quartz kitchen counters, the carpet tile in
the common areas, and the gypsum wallboard.
- The kitchen and bathroom cabinets are certified
by the Environmental
Stewardship Program, which is administered by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers
Association and designed to encourage and recognize manufacturers that
employ the use of policies and practices that benefit the environment and
the well being of society.