You Know What’s Right Around the Corner…

We understand how overwhelming the holiday season is, especially when it seemingly starts immediately after Halloween. But, if you’re ready to at least start planning for holiday shopping, we can’t say we blame you. The earlier you start planning, the more thought goes into each gift, right? We’ve heard that some people create a private…Read More

Tour de Winchester Lofts!

If you’re searching for apartments in New Haven, we would love to be on your tour list. In fact, we’re offering you a free appetizer to 116 Crown just for touring our luxury apartments. Don’t worry – we’ve sampled some of 116 Crown’s menu at our Taste of New Haven event in June and they…Read More

Fall Hot Spot: Bar Edition

Are we the only ones who love to warm up with a glass of red wine in the fall season? Of course not! That’s why we’re inviting everyone who shares our preferences to join us at August, a highly rated wine bar and eatery that’s perfect for wine lovers living in New Haven. This dimly…Read More

Hit the Local Market for Your Fall Recipes

Fall’s coming up, which means that a lot of us will be testing out recipes for the football and holiday season. Those Pinterest boards are probably flourishing with seasonal favorites and newbies alike. Head over to some local farmers’ markets in New Haven when gathering ingredients for your recipes; CitySeed has put together a full…Read More

Fall Hotspot: Music Edition

With autumn slowly creeping up on us, we imagine that many will be seeking an indoor music venue. Rest assured, we know one of the best. Introducing the one and only, Cafe Nine – aka (to those in the know), “The Musician’s Living Room.” Cafe Nine is an intimate, brick-walled venue that offers a pretty…Read More

Fall in <3 with Living in New Haven, CT

As you may know, the building that is now your beloved luxury apartment in New Haven was once the Winchester Factory. Our building has a rich history that also happens to be quite photogenic. Local photographer and blogger, Chris Randall of I Love New Haven, knows all about the beauty of this building, pre- and…Read More

Winchester Lofts’ Taste of New Haven

The dinner bell is ringing and our stomachs are grumbling! This Thursday, June 25 is going to be especially thirsty and tasty during the Taste of New Haven hosted at Winchester Lofts. Join us from 6-8 pm for some fabulous food and wine, a DJ, giveaways and the long awaited announcement of the winners from…Read More

We came. We saw. We crafted.

Spring 2015 marked our first ever “Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft” contest where we asked contestants to share anything they felt represented New Haven through their own craft. From snow showers in March to May’s flowers, we enjoyed each of the 155 entries. At May’s end, we had our top six finalists with…Read More

College Street Music Hall Brings a New Tune to New Haven

The historic, longtime-vacant venue on College Street, The Palace Theater, has made a comeback in The Elm City! The building was given new life and reopened at the beginning of the month as College Street Music Hall. The new music hall joins the eclectic hub of entertainment that New Haven has created over the years…Read More

Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft Contest Update

We’re halfway through the “Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft” photo contest and LOVE the entries so far! We’ve received over 100 submissions, with a majority of them coming from Instagram (follow #LifeCrafted or visit our contest page to check them all out). Here’s a sneak peek at some of the great entries we’ve…Read More

More Cheese, Please.

If you’ve read our Craft Guide to New Haven, you know that we’ve discovered THE place in New Haven if you’re a cheese-a-holic: Caseus Fromagerie and Bistro. Whether you’re a fan of bleu, cheddar, aged, Swiss or all of the above – there’s something for every cheese-head here (except for the Packers game, GO PATRIOTS!).…Read More

New Haven History Alert: Abe Lincoln Returns!

Big news for all of the New Haven history buffs out there – the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (the rare book library and literary archive of the Yale University Library) just purchased one of the largest private collections of 19th-century American photography, the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection! The majority of the collection features items from…Read More

Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft: FAQ

Now that the “Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft” contest is officially underway, we wanted to take a few moments to cover any questions that have or may come up about the contest. If there is anything we haven’t answered, please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.   Q:…Read More

Firehouse 12: One of the “Coolest” Places in New Haven 

There’s a reason we included Firehouse 12 in the Winchester Lofts Retail Guidebook; it’s one of the coolest spots in town! Whether you’re looking for a place to go for a well-crafted drink, an intimate venue to catch some live music or even a state-of-the-art recording studio – Firehouse 12 has you covered.   Here are…Read More

Want to Win $500? Then Show Us New Haven Through Your Craft!

We all have a craft – we cook, we paint, we build, we dance – the list is endless, but the bottom line is we all create. At Winchester Lofts, we like to think our craft is design. From the renovations and interior design to the features and amenities, we’ve created units designed to enhance…Read More

Top Three New Haven Breakfast Restaurants

At Winchester Lofts we value the important things in life, so let’s discuss a topic that is thought about at least once every single morning: breakfast! Breakfast dishes can be enjoyed in the morning, for lunch or everyone’s favorite alternative—for dinner. The question then becomes, where can one go to enjoy a delicious breakfast dish…Read More

Three Ways to Stay Warm in New Haven

The theme for this month is: STAY WARM! There is no more denying the fact that winter is in full effect—so much so that Connecticut’s own Gov. Malloy activated a Severe Cold Weather Protocol last weekend. But that doesn’t mean the cold weather will stop rearing its nasty head! With all of the possible ways…Read More

Residents Love New Haven History

The people have spoken: the residents of New Haven LOVE that New Haven is full of so much history and authenticity! We at Winchester Lofts couldn’t agree more—after all, our building is in the very place that the historic Winchester Repeating Arms Factory operated from for so many years. (Read more about New Haven +…Read More

Fresh Addition to the New Haven Dining Scene

A fresh new face enters the scene, proving once again that renting an apartment in New Haven is the ultimate food lover’s dream. New Haven welcomes Tarry Lodge, a B&B Hospitality Group trattoria and enoteca, to its phenomenal restaurant repertoire. Located on Park Street about a mile away from Winchester Lofts, Tarry Lodge serves generous portions…Read More

5 New Haven Businesses You Can Support on Small Business Saturday

With Thanksgiving plans already set in motion, now is the time to begin the joyful task of holiday shopping. But instead of just walking into a department store attempting to find this year’s hottest toy (questionably ranked by whomever…), only to discover that the person whom you had opened the door for on your way…Read More

New Haven, CT: A City of Firsts

Obviously, New Haven, CT has quite the history, but did you know we were the first state with a steamboat or the first to create an assembly line? Here are five of New Haven’s most notable firsts: First Hamburger. Louis’ Lunch. If you haven’t indulged in one of these bad boys yet, don’t even finish…Read More

Sneak Peek at Winchester Lofts Model Unit

It’s here! The model unit at Winchester Lofts is fully furnished and ready for tours. Earlier this month we invited photographer and blogger Chris Randall, from I Love New Haven, in to take photos of New Haven’s newest luxury apartments. Chris is no stranger to Winchester Lofts; he actually worked for the Winchester Repeating Arms…Read More

Why People Love Living in New Haven

We recently asked people on Facebook WHY they loved living in New Haven, and we got some really amazing answers! We couldn’t agree more with our fans, so we decided to share them with everyone. If you have anything else to add, please feel free to leave a comment below or reach out to us…Read More

Winchester Lofts Art Gallery Event: Recap

On September 17th, 2014 Forest City hosted a one-night exhibit at Reynold’s Fine Art, featuring pre-renovation photography of the Winchester factory by Ramsey Bakhoum and sculptures by Susan Clinard. New Haven favorites, Meat & Co. and 116 Crown catered the event and The Wine Thief supplied a wonderful assortment of craft beer and wine. Event…Read More

New Haven: Home to the BEST Pizza in America

That’s right, we said it: the BEST pizza in America. Of course, if you’re living in New Haven you already know that. The Daily Meal released their list of the 101 best pizzas in the country, and Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana landed the #1 spot (for the second year in a row)! If you haven’t…Read More

Winchester Lofts Art Gallery Event: Meet the Artists

Don’t forget, our Winchester Lofts Art Gallery event is on September 17th from 6-8pm at Reynolds Art Gallery – only a few weeks away! We’re excited to showcase pre-renovation photography of the Winchester factory by Ramsey Bakhoum and sculptures by Susan Clinard using found pieces from the factory. Ramsey Bakhoum is a multidisciplinary artist encompassing…Read More

10 Facts about New Haven & Winchester History

Our newly-launched history webpage is full of amazing photographs and interesting facts that you might not have known about New Haven, CT, Winchester Lofts or the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Here‘s a teaser of some of the fascinating information, but you’ll have to explore the Winchester history page for more! New Haven was founded in…Read More

Save the Date: Winchester Lofts Art Gallery Event

What: Winchester Lofts Art Gallery Event When: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, from 6-8pm Where: Reynolds Fine Art Gallery located at 96 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510 Why: Photographer Ramsey Bakhoum and sculptor Susan Clinard have created some amazing work paying tribute to the historic beauty of the Winchester Lofts building pre-renovations! As you’ve probably…Read More

Yale-New Haven Hospital Ranked No. 1 in Connecticut

A huge shout-out to the Yale-New Haven Hospital for getting ranked number one in the latest hospital ranking released Tuesday, July 15th, byU.S. News & World Report. With a total of about 50 hospitals in Connecticut, this is truly an honor for our local hospital! The hospital was also nationally ranked for 11 specialties including…Read More

Winchester Lofts Apartment Features

It was important that when we created these New Haven apartments we continued the tradition of quality, transforming the roots of an industrial building full of so much history into a contemporary, sophisticated apartment community. On top of the high ceilings, factory brickwork and expansive windows that are the structure of the building, we had…Read More

5 Things You Need to Do Once You Move to New Haven

You’re about to move into your brand new apartment in New Haven and you’re probably wondering what there is to do in New Haven. Well, if you missed Movoto’s article, 30 Things You Need to Know About New Haven Before You Move There, don’t worry, we’ll recap it for you and recommend the five things…Read More

5 Restaurants Under 5 Miles from Winchester Lofts

Warning: this blog post may cause hunger. Whether you prefer to travel by foot, bike, bus or car – Winchester Lofts is conveniently located in Science Park, just minutes from all sorts of delicious New Haven restaurants! We thought it would be helpful to recommend five of our favorites, all under five miles of our…Read More

5 Places to Shop for Mother’s Day in New Haven, CT

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve put together a list of five places in New Haven where you’re guaranteed to find something special for mom! If you’re a mother, drop a hint to your kids or partner and pass this article along to them…  (You’re welcome!)  😉 1. English Building Markets* —…Read More

Winchester Lofts Co-Sponsors an Event at Yale University

On Friday, April 4th, Winchester Lofts had the opportunity to co-sponsor an event at Yale University for Yale graduate students. The event was Jazz/1920’s themed – a great event for Winchester Lofts to get involved with, given the history of the original Winchester building (read a quick intro to Winchester Lofts and its ties to…Read More

New Historic Apartments Coming Soon to New Haven

How will apartments in New Haven, CT, be historic and new, you ask? Great question. It’s no coincidence that Winchester Lofts shares a name with the historic Winchester Repeating Arms Factory, because Winchester Lofts is a renovated building that was once the Winchester Repeating Arms Factory. At one point in time the factory employed thousands of…Read More

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