The Turbo Loft community is located in an
industrial complex that once housed the Dexdale Hosiery
Mill, a recognized leader in the production of silk
worldwide during the 1920s and the 1930s. The renovated
community has earned numerous recognitions for its
innovation in design of retail and residential space,
inclusion of energy-efficient amenities, and the use of
recycled materials in construction. Residents of Turbo
Loft enjoy close-by shopping, entertainment, restaurants
and transportation to nearby downtown Philadelphia.
During World War II, the Dexdale Hosiery Mill was
called on to support the war effort by manufacturing
parachutes and aircraft gear on two floors of its silk
factory, and assembling nose cones for rockets on a
restricted third floor. Over time, the company evolved
from a manufacturer of hosiery to a developer of machines
that boosted the production of high-quality product.
Dexdale eventually patented the design to sell to other
manufacturers, becoming the Turbo Machine Company before
relocating to North Carolina in 1976. Over time, the
factory property served as warehouse space, retail space
and professional office space before falling into
disrepair that left it boarded up and covered by
In 2004, a commercial developer began revitalizing
part of the complex by renovating retail and office
space. In 2006, Moulton Builders, Inc., began
revitalizing and renovating the mill building to include
several styles of condominiums that featured lofts and a
design that maximizes space.
According to McGuriman, theTurbo Loft
development offers one of the area's most unique
loft-living and eco-friendly experiences. She attributes
the rapid sales of units in the complex in part to the
tremendous value buyers receive, such as more living
space than typical loft-style units offer, and the use of
eco-friendly and green features likedurable
finishes that reduce the need for maintenance, low-flow
plumbing fixtures and geothermal heating and cooling.
Consumers are also attracted by the design's use of
materials in its construction, such as recycled steel
studs and engineered lumber that doubles as flooring
throughout the loft area and a wood ceiling on the main
level, she noted.
The last new unit now available is located on the
second-floor and features the largest floor plan offered.
Because it was the builder's model unit, it
also boasts a number of upgrades such as hardwood floors
and a kitchen with granite counters and a tile
backsplash. Joining the kitchen on the main level are the
master suite, a second bedroom, a laundry room, and a
great room. The unit's two lofts are connected by a wire
bridge, can easily be used as office or additional
bedroom space, and open to below increasing the floor
plan's feel of openness.
"This project was so wonderful to watch take shape
as it reclaimed such a historic portion of Lansdale,"
said McGuriman, who noted that there are currently two
resale units also listed for sale in the complex that
have each appreciated in value since first
"Now it is much like the final week of
a wildly-successful Broadway play; the curtain is closing
on the chance to buy in one of the Delaware Valley's most
unique communities ever, and we are very excited,"she added.
"The homes at Turbo Loft reflect the many types of unique
properties Long & Foster has in its array of listings.
More and more consumers turn to Long & Foster to when
they are ready to sell or buy because they know that when
they choose a Long & Foster sales associate, they are
choosing the best-trained, best-equipped real estate
professional to help guide them through the total
homeownership experience,"said Gary Scott,
president of Long & Foster® Real Estate Inc.
Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent
residential real estate company in the United States,
today announced it has listed, as part of its extensive
number of current listings, a two-bedroom, two-bath,
loft-style condominium home in the
Turbo Loftcommunity of Lansdale, Pa. The
2,500-square-foot unit is the last remaining new
residence available for purchase in the award-winning
mixed-use development, and is listed by Kathy McGuriman,
a sales associate with Long & Foster's Blue Bell sales
office in Blue Bell, Pa. It is offered for a reduced
price of $359,900.