To see the once forlorn building brought back to its original luster is a testament to the team that appears to have Allentown’s best interest at heart. “I’m not cutting corners here,” said Noel Sutton, who also refurbished Savoy on Elmwood a few years back. “Look at the original door handles, the fireplaces, the radiators, the transom windows…, you won’t see too many other building owners going to the lengths that we are going. And so far it’s paying off. We are leasing the apartments to professionals and have already secured one restaurant for the commercial space (with one to go). People see these apartments and they want to live here. We’re creating something special in Allentown that goes hand in hand with the upswing of Buffalo. It’s an exciting time to live here… so we’re creating an exciting place to live.”
The apartments at The Puritan have great energy. There’s an urbanist quality to the place that is both stunning from the street and dripping with character on the inside. The Puritan is one of those buildings that everyone always realized had potential, but never thought that they would live long enough to witness its rebirth. Fortunately someone came along who saw the potential and immediately enacted upon delivering the vision.
Today the apartments boast gleaming original wood floors, spacious accommodations, gated off street parking, dramatic staircases and architectural elements. The soul of The Puritan was left intact, and soon there will be additional life on the first floor as well. Not to mention the killer views, the amenities and the peace of mind that comes with living in a historic beauty such as this.
If we’re lucky, we will continue to see more projects like this from Sutton Development in years to come. So far, I’m liking what I’m seeing from Noel and his team. What a great day for Allentown to see the restoration of such a significant property.
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