In the heart of Baltimore shines Luminary at One Light, the city’s first mixed-use skyscraper built to inspire. For those looking for trouble-free downtown housing in a community as beautiful as the service is exquisite, there’s a bit of competition out there: Condos and high-end rentals abound in the city now, especially around the shores of the Inner Harbor. But owner/developer Madison Marquette leads the pack with this latest project supported by Bozzuto Management Company. We sat down with the team and Claire Rowland, Property Manager at Luminary, to discover how this modern apartment community is introducing a new option to the marketplace.
Tell us a bit about the origins of a Luminary, what your vision was, and what part Madison Marquette and Bozzuto’s reputation plays into your success.
Reputation for the players involved plays a big part. Madison Marquette has a proven track record of mixed-use development success—most recently with The Wharf in Washington, D.C. They first identified a void in the Baltimore Central Business District’s rebirth—a lack of exceptional, modern spaces featuring the views and amenities that young professionals demand. Bozzuto is proud to be a Baltimore-born company. With over 45,000 homes and apartments acquired, developed, and built, it’s a forerunner in Baltimore real estate.
The first thing you’ll notice at Luminary are the incredible views—not only in the apartments, but also in the surrounding amenity spaces.
In the case of Luminary, the team wanted to bring a new and innovative level of residential experience to Downtown. Concentrating on an effortless, yet elevated, style of living, Luminary has sleek, clean, and modern looks to create an air of D.C. luxury while celebrating Baltimore’s originality. With Bozzuto contributing an elevated level of service and with the project offering competitive pricing, it’s safe to say a new standard of luxury living has arrived in the city.
What are some of the perks of living at Luminary?
Baltimore’s downtown professionals are savvy, selecting best-in-class over mere function. Luminary satisfies that demand. The first thing you’ll notice are the incredible views—not only in the apartments, but also in the surrounding amenity spaces. The 28th floor features a rooftop lounge with an infinity pool and cabanas, lounge areas, and a 360-degree view of Baltimore. Under Armour designed the huge, state-of-the-art gym featuring topline fitness equipment and a yoga studio with live, onsite instructors. There is also a private dining lounge that’s available to rent out for gatherings and it’s a great space to host Luminary’s own events. If that’s not enough, all units have nine-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, lending to the Luminary name. Residences have gourmet kitchens with top-tier stainless-steel appliances. And Baltimore parking woes are no issue here: The complex includes an eight-story parking garage with electric-car charging ports.
Luminary also celebrates its charming neighborhood: Residents can enjoy special perks at local restaurants and businesses, including Baltimore Florist, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, and Supanos. Whether it’s bringing in a local yoga studio to teach a class in its fitness center or offering a mixology pop-up class with a nearby restaurant, Luminary looks to its neighbors first.
How important is walkability to restaurants and shops, and easy access to attractions?
With a walk score of 98, access to the surrounding Baltimore areas is easily attainable. Since Luminary residents, by design, are mostly urban professionals, the cliché of work hard, play hard is not lost on Madison Marquette and Bozzuto. It’s incredibly important to ensure access to shops and restaurants and to support local establishments, so Luminary has partnered with businesses to offer discounts and specials to its residents. By incentivizing shopping local, Luminary is a good neighbor by design, while creating its own unique community.