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APT #: Michael’s Lawrenceville Luxury

Michael Wurm Jr.
x Blogger/Founder, inspiredbycharm.com
x Building/Neighborhood: The Foundry in Lawrenceville
x Style: Modern cottage vibes
x Hometown: St. Marys, PA

When Michael Wurm left the 100+ year old house in St. Mary’s, PA that he operated as a bed and breakfast, he was ready for something totally different. In that regard, what could be more different than a newly constructed apartment complete with a restored mill bay in one of the city’s buzziest neighborhoods? Not much. But for someone who built a Pinterest following of over 3.2M based on his personal style and space, his new home needed to be one that was a stylish canvas that he could make his own. That is exactly what he loved about Lawrenceville’s newest addition, The Foundry: timeless finishes like white subway tile in the kitchen are accented by modern gray-brown flooring and massive windows, offering a style-forward yet neutral palette that he could put his own touch on.

 

What Michael has been able to do in just a few short months of calling the property home is nothing short of amazing. From the windows filled with plants to swapping out light fixtures to Schoolhouse Electric babes, every corner of the apartment is packed with personality. What we love is the mix-and-match of modern and worn; our favorite (super unique) pairing is Michael’s vintage wooden chairs alongside a mid-century pedestal-style table made famous by Knoll designer Eero Saarinen. Or maybe the retro paint-by-number print hung on the backsplash — honestly, we can’t decide which we love more.

When Michael steps out his door, there is no shortage of style in the new property either. “The lobby is beautiful and a great spot to lounge and write.” The Foundry features a gorgeous courtyard with a resort-like pool, bocce courts, grills and more, plus a gym and exercise studio. A rooftop ‘living room’ even boasts a fire pit and enviable city views. As for the location, it’s steps away from Michael’s Lawrenceville favorites like Round Corner Cantina, Smoke and Greensinner (where he picks up his weekly flower CSA). So while it couldn’t be any more different than his B&B days, Michael wouldn’t change a thing.

The Foundry Lobby in Lawrenceville

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