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Baltimore Sun: Anthem House apartments in Locust Point to open in June

Apr 28, 2017

Anthem House, a $100 million luxury apartment complex in South Baltimore, will open its doors to residents in June. The leasing office at the 292-unit building, located on East Fort Avenue in Locust Point, opens Saturday. The modern-design project by the Bozzuto Group, Scott Plank's War Horse Cities and Solstice Partners, is intended to serve a range of potential tenants — from young Under Armour executives and renters priced out of Washington, D.C., to retired couples looking to downsize in a fun location. "Young people want to feel older and sophisticated, and older people want to feel younger," said Toby Bozzuto, president and CEO of Bozzuto Group. "There's an aspirational quality of living, and I think this will help to make them feel very special." Rents start at $1,850 for a 540-square-foot studio, according to the property's website. One- and two-bedroom apartments range from about $2,100 to more than $4,000 a month. The prices reflect the project's amenities, such as a billiards lounge and media room, pool, sundeck and dog-washing station. A 3,800-square-foot fitness center, open around the clock, offers state-of-the-art equipment, personal trainers and nutritionists. All the apartments have 9-foot ceilings, kitchens with quartz countertops and energy-efficient appliances, porcelain-tiled bathrooms, and full-sized washers and dryers. Some units have balconies or patios, wine fridges, wall ovens and waterfall countertops. The ground floor features 20,000 square feet of retail, including a yet-to-be-named restaurant that will open into the apartment complex's lobby. The property also has 400 parking spaces. Anthem House was built in an "S" shape to maximize the city and harbor views granted by its elevation in Locust Point. The building's curves give way to two elevated courtyards with an outdoor kitchen and grill station. Combined, the property has a total of about an acre of green space. "We want to create these built environments that are inspiring," said Plank, the brother of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. The name Anthem House plays a dual role of honoring Baltimore as the birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and playing into the lifestyle the developers sought to create with the building's community features. "Each person has to have their own set of values, and those values can become a rallying cry for your lifestyle," Plank said. "I think of that as your own personal anthem." The project's design team included KTGY Architecture + Planning; Whitman, Requardt & Associates; RD Jones & Associates; and Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc. The property is the first of three residential projects to be completed in Locust Point by War Horse and Bozzuto. Anthem House II, a smaller apartment building with less-expensive units being developed with Solstice at 1430 Lawrence St., is expected to open in about a year. Bozzuto and War Horse also are working Alta 47, on a 47-unit townhouse development at 1520 Beason St. The first homes will be completed this summer.