Sholom’s old house now takes on a new identity – Park Bugle

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By Janet Wight

After being vacant for more than 10 years, the former Sholom Home on Midway Parkway has recently been transformed into a modern and welcoming apartment building: Holden House, comprising 144 units, recently opened for occupancy.

Owned by Twin Cities-based Midway Investor Group LLC, Holden House consists of 21 studios, 82 one-bedroom apartments, and 40 two-bedroom (or one-bedroom with den) units. There is also a three bedroom apartment, which has already been rented out.

Although many units have already been occupied since Holden House opened in April, a significant number of floor plans are still available.

Encompassing both the century-old historic building as well as the new wings of the former aged care facility, the spacious apartments and common areas have a clean, contemporary vibe.

Holden House general manager Zachary Sogge said much of the building’s original flooring and exposed brickwork had been restored and incorporated into the curated design.

Monthly rent (excluding utilities) starts at $1,265 for studios, with one-bedroom units ranging from $1,595 to $1,825. Two-bedroom apartments are available for between $2,090 and $2,445 per month. Amenities include in-unit laundry, athletic club, communal patios, and plenty of comfortable lounge areas.

Reserved parking in the heated underground garage is $195 per month. And, $95 per month provides a guaranteed spot in the off-street surface lot. Street parking is also an option. With around 115 reserved parking spaces, there will likely be a waiting list at some point, Sogge said.

Another rental feature: Holden House is a pet-friendly community, accepting dogs and cats for an additional fee and monthly pet rent, Sogge said. Three pets are allowed per apartment and the maximum pet rent is $75 per month.

Apartments with private terraces are also available for occupants with dogs, and as of the Bugle’s press deadline, several of these units were still available.

Meanwhile, a limited number of guest suites is a unique feature of Holden House, Sogge said. These fully furnished one-bedroom apartments are available for overnight rentals, he added. Each of the four suites has a different layout and the decor is modern and upbeat.

Holden House tenants will also have the opportunity to experience all the neighborhood has to offer, including shaded sidewalks, heritage architecture, Como Park, and quick access to shops and restaurants by car or bus.

Sogge mentioned how unusual it is for fashionable apartments to be located in a residential area and said that was one of the main draws of this renovated building.

New residents Peggy and John Preston say they really enjoy their two-bedroom home at Holden House.

Their favorite amenities include the in-unit washer and dryer, large patio, and “indoor and outdoor conversation and socializing spaces,” they said.

Janet Wight, a resident of Como Park where she lives with her husband and daughters, is a regular freelance writer for the Bugle.

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