In a league of its own, Historic Ardsley Apartment Residence Boutique is set above trendy downtown Troy in a relaxed, walkable suburban area near the RPI campus. A suberb example of the city’s rebirth, originally an opulent private estate, the restored landmark is celebrated today as a welcome alternative to cookie-cutter apartments where spaces are often the very same-absent prewar charm, elegance and character. Ardsley appeals to renters by choice.
With unique contours and touches, Ardsley’s award-winning suites are a distinctive niche in Capital Region apartment living. Their sturdy construction provides a substantial buffer from ambient sound-largely missing in newer apt design today. Its developer pioneered in the regional creation of the Ultra-efficient Micro Suite and Junior Suite and continues to develop select spaces to provide the discerning renter with excellent situations when available. Square feet (SF) was never a consideration in Ardsley’s calculus. The prime driver was aesthetics only. Therefore, the developer in almost all cases created the living spaces from the original bones rather than a wholesale tear-out and rebuild. What may have been sacrificed in room size has been artfully made up in quality; Ignoring contractors’ wishes to tear out the vintage wooden windows and replace them with vinyl, the developer insisted they be saved and restored. For example, the hardwood floors are authentic. All Wood, no fillers or resins commonly found in faux or imitations today. The average resident stay at this venerable landmark property is 3-5 years. It is a model of residential stability. “It’s like living in a big house,” said one resident. Its central location affords an especially favorable apartment option for those with interests in Albany and other key regional destinations.
“People should never have to live in a box.”
-The Ardsley Developer