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Historic Peters-Heffley House 832 #3 West Wayne Street, 1bd/1ba

This is a really nice one bedroom apartment. It is located in the Historic Peters-Heffley House. From the Beautiful front door of the house you enter a white oak filled foyer. The foyer has a hand carved wood Cornicopia above a beautiful upolstered seat, with intricate threaded bolt like spindles, all above a ornate parquet floor with a multi-wood species border.

When you enter the apartment off the second floor landing, you look down a long hall with newer hardwood floors. As you walk down the hall, on your right is the bathroom. This bathroom has all the character you would expect, but also the modern amenities. The bathroom has a white ceramic tile floor made of small hexagons, a pedestal sink, Chrystal chandelier, shower (no tub), and a generous linen closet.

As you continue down the hall the kitchen is at the end of the hall. It is a galley kitchen with cabinets and appliances on one wall, with a granite top move-able island on the other side. To the west of the kitchen is a large living room with original hardwood floors, a non-functioning fireplace, ten foot high ceilings, and a large storage closet. On the east side of the kitchen is a medium to small bedroom with windows looking north and east, a closet with high ceilings and a neat ceiling fan.

This apartment is what everyone is looking for in West Central- high ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace (non-functioning), nice kitchen and nice bathroom.

1. One Year Lease (discount w/ 2 year Lease)

2. This is a Non-Smoking Apartment.

3. Sorry No Pets in this Building

4. Heat and Water are included in the rent.


This apartment rents for $600 + lights (the heat and water are included)

($550+ lights w/ 2 year Lease)

This apartment is available NOW!

Historic Wilmot Cottage 814 West Wayne Street, 3bd/1.5ba (single family home)



The Wilmont house is located at 814 W. Wayne St, in downtown Fort Wayne, In. This is a really cute little house, right in the Heart of the Old West End Historic District (West Central). When you come in the house, you enter the living room. The living room is a large square room. When you look up at the ceiling, about a third of the ceiling has been removed, and you look up 20ft to the roof line. There is a railing looking down from one of the bedrooms. As you leave the living room you pass through french doors into a dining room. Off the dining room is a cute half bath. A door leads from the dining room to the kitchen. The kitchen is nice with lots of counter space, and cabinets. The kitchen also has a small eating area with a retro table with bench seating. The final room on the first floor could be used as a bedroom or a home office. The second floor has two bedrooms, the first bedroom has a railing and looks down on the living room with nice closet. The second bedroom is larger and has large closet.

There is a nice closet with more hanging space in the hall, and there is also a nice linen closet. The bathroom was totally remodeled a few years ago, and has a new beautiful tub/shower, pedestal sink, tile floor, and an open cathedral ceiling. The entire house has oak hardwood floors (except kitchen). There is a nice backyard and the house comes with One off street parking space, and washer/dryer in the basement. The basement also has a nice storage closet.

1. One Year Lease (discount w/ 2 year Lease)

2. Has one (1) off street parking space.

3. This is a Non-Smoking apartment.

4. Please No Dogs!


This House Rents for $1,200+ Utilities 

($1,100+utilities with a 2 year lease)


Historic Rhinesmith House 825 West Wayne Street -Townhouse, 3bd/2.5ba

This is a really unique apartment for this neighborhood. It is located in the Historic Rhinesmith House. It is a very large (2,000sf) two story three bedroom, two and a half bedroom townhouse. When you enter the house you come into a small vestibule with a tile floor. You pass through a second door in a small foyer and are faced by the stairway to the second floor, and a large archway leading into the front parlor. The entire apartment is hardwood floor with neat designs in the layout, high ceilings and neat light fixtures. The front parlor has an original non-functioning fireplace, hardwood floors, and lots of light. As you look south you can see thru the next two rooms with large archways creating an open space +/- 30ft. This includes a second parlor with original non-functioning fireplace, a large coat closet and half bath. The third room is a formal dining room with nice wood floors, wall sconces and a neat dining room chandelier, a leaded glass window that creates a pass thru to the kitchen. The kitchen is nice with neat built in shelves, walk in pantry, back stair to the second floor and a rear door to back yard.

As you go up the front stairway to the second floor you arrive in an especially wide hallway with high ceilings and neat light fixtures. The hall runs along the inside wall the full length of the building. Off the hall to the front of the house is the largest of the three bedrooms. It has a large room with a  large archway that opens to a nice sized dressing area or bed chamber. Because it is on the front of the house it has several large windows that face Wayne street, it also has hardwood floors, ceiling fan and neat light fixture.

The second bedroom is nice size with high ceilings, two large windows and hardwood floors. The third bedroom is larger than the second bedroom and smaller than the front bedroom, it also has high ceilings, and it is carpeted.

At the end of the hall there are two nice bathrooms. The first is what we call the “Antique” bathroom. It has the original stained wainscoting, pedestal sink, built in medicine cabinet, claw-foot tub, white hexagon ceramic tile floor and also a fiberglass shower with shower door. Really neat! The “modern bathroom” has a pedestal sink, linen closet, neo-angle shower, washer/dryer hookup, and carpet.

This is a really nice townhouse, with a real historic feel, lots of character and lots of space and bathrooms. If you are looking for a large apartment or house, this could be the place you’ve been dreaming about.


1. Two Year Lease on this Apartment (one year possible but at $1,500+utlities)

2. Security Deposit equal to One Month’s Rent.

3. This is a No Smoking Apartment (including 420)

4. Please No Dogs.


The apartment rents for $1,200+ utilities

It is available for possession Middle of August.   


Historic Sibray House 830#2 West Wayne Street – upper 2bd/1ba

Located at 830 W. Wayne Street in the Old West End Historic District, part of the West Central Neighborhood in downtown Fort Wayne, IN.

This Beautiful Colonial Revival was built in c.1854 for Nathan and Mary Sibray. It was later converted into a duplex in the 1920’s. This beautiful apartment is the entire second floor of the house. It has hardwood floors throughout with a real Classic feel. It has a Living room with a non-functioning fireplace with built-in shelves on each side, a dining room, kitchen with a neat breakfast room, bath with classic tile floor and tub/shower, two bedrooms with large closets and a small balcony/porch. If you are looking for a really nice place in the Heart of West Central this may be the place for you! Please No Dogs!



This Apartment Rents for $900+lights  (Heat & Water Included)

($850+lights w/ 2 year Lease)

This Apartment is Available Now


Historic Peters-Heffley House 832#5 West Wayne Street, Studio

This Studio apartment sits atop the Historic Peter-Heffley House at 832 w. Wayne St. in the Old West End Historic District of the West Central Neighborhood. This house is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

When you enter the building you come into a beautiful foyer with inlayed parquet hardwood floors, oak wainscotting, carved features, and an open stairway. You enter this apartment off the third floor landing. When you enter the apartment, you enter the living area. This is a studio, so it is not a big place. But what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character. The living room is a squarish room. The entire apartment is carpeted. Off the living room is the bathroom, with a vaniety, medicine cabinet, shower only (no tub), and a skylight. The bedroom area is off the living room. It does not have a door, but is divided off from the living room by a 4ft X 8ft stained glass window. The bedroom area has a closet and a skylight, and is just big enough for a bed. The kitchen is off the living room in the other direction. If you are a gourmet cook, you will think this galley kitchen is too small, but if you rarely cook, but want a functional kitchen with newer cabinets and a skylight, this is the place for you. The icing on the cake is the small balcony that overlooks the Italian Renisance Garden, and a good view of downtown Ft. Wayne.

If you are looking for a big place, this is not the place for you. But if you are one person, looking for a something really unique, and you don’t have a lot of stuff, you may have found the place. The last resident said all his friends were “eating their hearts out” at his neat apartment. We have often said, “We have the places you will tell your grandchildren about someday.”

1. One Year Lease

2. Security Deposit equal to One Month’s Rent

3. Sorry this is a NO PETS apartment.

4. This is a NO SMOKING (including 420)

5. Heat and Water are including in the rent. You pay lights only (probably $20-30/month)


This Apartment rents for $525 + lights (heat and water are included)

 This Apartment is Available Now !

  • Neighborhood Character

    All of CASTLE KEEPERS apartments are in recently restored homes. These west centrally located homes are in the Old West End Historic District of Fort Wayne. The apartments offered by CASTLE KEEPERS are in the heart of the historic neighborhood- West Wayne and West Berry Streets. Today these historic mansions are filled with hopeless romantics of all types.

    If we don't have a space appropriate for your needs, please be our neighbor in another home in the Old West End Historic District.

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