The Kamman Building (755 Seneca Street) in the heart of the Larkin District is nearly full, but there is one apartment left for someone to call home. Bob Stark of Chaintreuil-Jensen-Stark Architects (CJS) rehabilitated the circa-1878 building for his office, apartments, and leasable office space above. Designed by noted architect, F.W. Caulkins the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in order to utilize the historic tax credits for the rehab.
CJS maintains their office on the first floor, complete with a conference room featuring a massive table composed of reclaimed ceiling joists from the building. The second floor is home to two small offices, Ingenious Inc. and White Bicycle, while the third and fourth floors each have two large apartment units that span the length of the building. All the tenants have access to the rear porches, which offers great views of Larkin Square and is the perfect place to enjoy the summer concert series without being stuck in the crowd.
“Ingenious is a high-end website design and development studio that services a very wide array of clients like cultural, industrial, municipal, and educational to name a few,” explained Joe Murphy. “I was aware of the development happening in the Larkin District, but didn’t realized the scale of what had been accomplished. I was instantly attracted to the area and wanted to be a part of the renaissance happening down here.”
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One of the most attractive aspects of the building for Joe was the mostly open floor plan and plenty of natural light coming into the office. “We needed space that we could make comfortable for ourselves as we spend long hours in the office and we wanted it to be comfortable for our clients when the visit,” he said.
Brian Grunert of White Bicycle was attracted to the Kamman building for many of the same reasons. “As we’ve grown, we’ve also gotten the itch for a change of scenery. The Larkin district has an amazing energy and is experiencing a very similar resurgence to our former location near the medical campus,” explained Brian, “We’re excited to be a part of it.”
White Bicycle is a design studio with a core team of three people and plans to expand to include other experts as their projects require. The team assists people building their company brand through strategy, planning, and the creation of effective communication tools like print, packaging, web design, and others.
If you interested in the last apartment be sure to get in touch with Bob Stark at his office, 716-856-6448. For additional views of the building and the Larkin District, check out my ipernity page here.