The Crawford House Apartments is a very well-built 5-story building located on a prominent corner in Portsmouth, Virginia. This corner has housed numerous uses over the centuries. The most recent use was an office building that was built in the 1960s. That building most recently housed a Wells Fargo branch and numerous other office users. Unfortunately, the office market changed and the building required a renovation. That opportunity also allowed for the option of introducing another use to the building, which was residential and a natural fit.
The Crawford House Apartments has 46 very urban upscale apartment homes plus numerous amenities that makes it very special. The original concrete construction of the building offers a very quiet living experience for our residents. The roof of the building features a large interior and exterior area that allows residents to gather to enjoy the great variety of city views. The penthouse club area is served by a new elevator, making access for everyone a mere push of a button.
The first floor of the building has an extensive clubhouse facility featuring a pool table, kitchen, business area, game room, and a well-equipped work out facility. Outside of the clubhouse, residents enjoy a beautiful patio area featuring a large grill for cooking. In addition, the first floor features the mail center, a package room, and full bathrooms for residents and guests. The actual apartment homes are located on floors one through five.
The apartment homes feature all of the best amenities. The finishes are at the top of the industry standard. There are stainless steel appliances, full-size washers and dryers, granite countertops, beautiful floor materials, and state-of-the-art technology. The windows all offer great views of historic Portsmouth and its many steeples. The windows are built with large and deep window wells, creating a nook for seating or decorating. The units on the higher floors offer great water views and great views of the neighboring city of Norfolk.
One of the great assets of this urban property is the availability of parking. Each resident has one space on the private parking lot. The city parking garage, which shares the rear property line with Crawford House, offers over 400 additional covered parking spaces. There is also street parking available for guests.
The Crawford House Apartments are a great addition to a great city. The property occupies a truly wonderful location between the Olde Towne Historic District and the High Street commercial district. The waterfront is only a block away. An evening walk could have you on the Elizabeth River watching a Navy ship or walking past historic homes that offered housing to Revolutionary War heroes. The High Street commercial district offers coffee shops, restaurants galore, museums, a movie theatre and lots of interesting specialty shops. The Crawford House location cannot be beat! It truly has it all in a boutique building that offers the finest housing for the resident looking for all of the best!