By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: January 2010
A large swimming pool is one of the many luxurious amenities available at The Carlyle in Broken Arrow.
Take an apartment complex that was built in the early 1970s and in need of repair, put $3.5 million into a complete redesign and renovation, and what do you get? The Carlyle, a Broken Arrow community of apartment homes with a dazzling new look, both inside and out. The Carlyle boasts exceptional service to residents and offers one, two and three bedroom apartment homes that ensure ultimate comfort. The Carlyle is close to all the activities associated with Main Street Broken Arrow and many other amenities the community has to offer.
Property manager for The Carlyle is Angie Newman. She has extensive experience in marketing and property management and says, “I have never seen a work project with such a fairytale outcome after renovation.” Newman is proud that the location has been a part of Broken Arrow’s history. Over the years the old structure began looking tired and was badly in need of repair. Jay Rippeto, with Juniper Investment Group of Houston, had a vision the moment he saw it. Rippeto called in his architect friend, Mark Mucasey of Houston, who has redesigned many old properties. Together they began laying out plans for the multi-million dollar renovation that has culminated in The Carlyle.
The 116-unit apartment home project exhibits quality inside and out, and is an excellent contribution to the Downtown Broken Arrow renovation effort. “Jay Rippeto is a true visionary,” says Newman. “He took one look at the property and saw all the possibilities it held.”
Rippeto said that he found the original complex to be one of both opportunity and potential problems. There was a lot of repair work that needed to be done from the ground up, but he recognized The Carlyle as a great prospect to contribute to the enhancement of the city. Although some associates thought he should simply raze the existing structures and rebuild from scratch, Rippeto believed in the benefits of renovation and began tying the past to the future. He and his associates developed a plan, changed the exterior and the interior, and increased the property’s status in the community.
Property manager Angie Newman enjoys showing off The Carlyle, a beautifully renovated community of apartment homes in Broken Arrow.
Residents of Broken Arrow will be proud of this renovation accomplishment. The Carlyle is within walking distance to shopping and dining facilities, is close to Rhema and NSU-BA, and is located across the street from the Broken Arrow Community Center. It is also within walking distance of the new Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum.
Many of The Caryle’s apartment homes have washer and dryer connections, and pets of 35 pounds or less are welcomed. (Breed restrictions and deposits apply.) The complex houses a fitness center, large swimming pool, onsite laundry facility and executive business center, as well as a clubhouse with kitchen for entertaining residents and guests. Apartment homes are cable-television ready.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you haven’t driven down Main Street in Broken Arrow lately or if you’re searching for a nice apartment community in which to live, be sure to plan on taking a few minutes to take a look at beautifully renovated Carlyle.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.