The History of Hartman Lofts

The Hartman Lofts, originally built in 1869 by Samuel Hartman (who was the wealthiest man in Columbus at the time) as an extension of patient rooms for his surgical center the Hartman was opened in 1901 as a hotel. Many of Dr. Hartman’s friends and business associates were known to stay at the hotel including world leaders and Ohio’s elite. Governor Andrew Harris actually lived at the Hartman during his term. When he built The Hartman Building, it housed a hotel and a sanatorium. On the sixth floor of the hotel there was lodging and it also housed a lecture hall and an extravagant ballroom. In 1921, it became Ohio’s first Bureau of Motor Vehicles. In 1926, a bank moved into the first floor and when Huntington acquired it in the ’60s, it remained at this location until 1995. In 2006, the hotel rooms were converted into condominiums

As the glory days of the Hartman, it had many varying uses and fell into disrepair. In 2005 the Hartman was resurrected from its last incarnation as a shuttered bank and renamed the Hartman Lofts. Structures built before the 20th century are few and far between in the Central Business District so it was important to breathe new life into this historic structure. The restoration took the past into consideration but it also meets the current, urban, needs of its residents.  Today, there are commercial offices spaces on the first floor and condominiums on the remaining floors.

Hartman Lofts rear view of building
Rear Exterior of the Hartman Lofts

Modern Renovations

The Hartman lofts and condominiums were created in 2006. Each condo, converted from a previous hotel room, offers its own unique design and layout. The stunning renovation of this building brought in modern touches while keeping the elegant feel of the former luxury hotel. These condos boast mahogany wood ceilings, steel beams, exposed brick walls, and large windows that extend nearly floor to ceiling.  The condos range from smaller condos approximately 600 square feet to larger condos more than double the size. There is a bedroom/bathroom combination to suite the different wants and needs of the buyer. There is off-street, secure parking for residents.

You can still see the historic elegance of the Hartman Lofts in the gorgeous marble foyer, elegant, staircase, and other fine historic touches. While residents of the Hartman Lofts are living in a historic building they have all the modern conveniences. The kitchens are modern and sleek and the units, whether they are 1 bedroom condos or the rarer 2 bedroom condos, are roomy and comfortable. Each unit also comes with stack-able washer and dyers.

The Area

Living in the Hartman Lofts you are only a block away from the Columbus Commons and all the events hosted there year round; you are across the street from Dirty Franks, Little Palace, and 16 Bit Arcade (and bar); and you are only a short stroll away from everything that German Village has to offer. If you are looking to move to Downtown Columbus and want to be able to walk to entertainment, work, or social hour then the Hartman Lofts may be the right place for you.Residents do not have to go far to find something to do or eat, entertainment and dining are literally right across the street. The Walrus, 16-Bit Bar and Arcade and Hadley’s Bar and Kitchen are just a few of the many local attractions. The Columbus Commons are a block away where one can enjoy the park, concerts, events and more. The Ohio Theatre is within walking distance where many events are held throughout the year. There is so much to do without even getting in the car. Walkability, convenience and entertainment are just a few of the perks of living in the Hartman Lofts.

Hartman Condos for Sale

Below you will find a list of current condos for sale including the Hartman Lofts and the surrounding area. Clicking on one of these properties will take you to our main website at Ready Realty. The map search link above will take you to my map search site provided by our brokerage. Whichever way is easier for you to search for properties is fine by me!

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