Old West End

West Central's Premier Historic Apartments

Historic Peters-Heffley House, Carriage House 819#1 Jackson Street, 1bd/1ba


This Unique, Loft Apartment is located at 819#1 Jackson St. in the West Central Neighborhood, just west of downtown Ft. Wayne, In. It is in the Carriage House of the Historic Peters-Heffley House. To get to the apartment you pass through the owner’s private Italian Renissance Garden, complete with a large fountain and greek statues, (very limited use of garden by tenants-not part of the apartment).


The apartment occupies what was originally the Hay Loft. It was converted into living space in the early 70’s and was actually shown in the Better Homes and Garden Remodeling Guide at the time. It is a large open space with a cathedral ceiling that reaches nearly 20ft. It has a contemporary feel, yet maintains at bit of the rustic charm of a Hay Loft. It is an “open concept” living room and kitchen, with a loft at one end. The loft is just a bonus space, with a bedroom and nice bathroom below it.


If you are looking for a Loft/Unique Space in downtown Ft. Wayne, this is it.

1.) No-Smoking apartment

2.) Sorry! No Pets in this Apartment!

3.) One Year Lease

4.) Security Deposit equal to One Month’s Lease.



This Apartment Rents for $775+lights (Heat and Water are included with the rent)

($750 + lights w/ 18 Month Lease)

The Apartment will be Available November 1st.

807#3 West Berry Street, 2 Bd/2 Ba Apartment w/ Washer/Dryer

This Apartment is located in 807 W. Berry St, in the Heart of the Old West End Historic District. The Old West End Historic District is a part of the West Central Neighborhood, just a few blocks west of downtown Fort Wayne, IN. This apartment is on the second floor of 807 W. Berry St. You enter the apartment off the second floor landing. As you enter the apartment, you are in a small hallway. Including the apartment door, there are four doors off the hallway. One door leads to a large walk in closet, with 12ft of closet rod, “the mother of all closets”. The second door leads into the largest room of the apartment. This room could be used as a living room, or as a mater bedroom. Depending on your needs. One of the great things is that it has a full bath off this room. I think I would use as a master bedroom suite. The bathroom has a pedestal sink, dual flush toilet, a new fiberglass shower, and a great linen closet. Back to the small entry hall, the fourth door leads to the kitchen. The kitchen has been totally redone,  with a great storage closet/pantry, stack washer/dryer, counter with granite tile top, open shelving above the counter, glass top stove, movable island with matching granite top, nice large fridge, and an exposed brick chimney. Very cool kitchen! Off the kitchen is a second full bath, with white hexagon tile floor, euro pedestal sink, fiberglass shower, dual flush toilet, and a great clothes closet. The other direction off the kitchen are two square rooms. Depending on how you use the first room described, you could use either one as bedroom/living room/dining room/home office? There are several ways you could use this apartment. The entire apartment has hardwood floors, some are original and refinished, with a new wood floor in the kitchen.

This is a unique apartment, in that you can use it several different ways. It has just been totally renovated, with refinished oak hardwood  floors throughout, new kitchen, two new bathrooms, and a washer/dryer inside the unit (a real luxury in this neighborhood). Really nice apartment. The rooms are not huge, but if you want an extra room, this may be the place you are looking for.

1.) No Smoking Apartment!

2.) NO Dogs Please!

3.) We Require a One Year Lease

4.)  Security Deposit equal to One Month’s Rent.

This Apartment Rents for $775+electric (all electric unit)(Water is included)

($725 + electric w/18 Month Lease)

This Apartment will be Available Now

807#1 West Berry Street, 3bd/2ba

Didn’t your Mom teach you to not judge a book by the cover. This is a perfect example. It is not the prettiest house in West Central, but look at the inside. If it had a pretty outside, it would rent for more money. This is a really nice Three Bedroom, Two Bath apartment that occupies the entire First floor of 807 W. Berry St.  You enter the house through the front door into the foyer.  From the foyer you pass through the large french door that leads into the living room. The entire apartment has hardwood floors and nice dark oak woodwork. The living room has a non-functioning fireplace, high ceilings, and a beautiful light fixture. From the living room you pass through a large opening with the original pocket doors into the dining room. The dining room has a built-in china cabinet, great for displaying dishes or collectibles, and a great coat/storage closet. There are several doors going off the dining room, the first door is to one of the two full bathrooms. It is a retro bath brownish tile wainscotting, tub/shower, vanity with sink, and probably the only chocolate brown toilet in West Central.  Another door off the dining room leads to the master bedroom. This bedroom is large with high ceilings, large closet with two clothes rods, a built-in shelves, exposed brick chimney, and a private door/entrance. The final door off the dining room leads to the kitchen. The kitchen is large open room with a large peninsula/work area with tile counter-tops, and an area for a small table, and a separate entrance (great for carrying in groceries). Off the kitchen is the second bedroom with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a large closet. The other direction off the kitchen is a short hallway w that leads toward the rest of the apartment. This hallway has a pantry/broom closet, a large closet for the third bedroom, and an original built in storage/medicine cabinet just outside the second full bath. This second full bathroom has a white hexagon tile floor, pedestal sink, cool mirror and lights, and neo-angle shower (glass on three sides). Further down the hall is the third bedroom, with hardwood floors, high ceilings and a private entrance. If you have a lot of stuff or just want a large apartment, you could use one of the bedrooms as a home office, this could be the place you are looking for. It is large, lots of historic character, on the first floor, and comes with off street parking, and has a washer/dryer  in the basement.


1.) No Smoking Apartment

2.) Please NO Dogs!

3.)We Require a One Year Lease

4.) Security Deposit Equal to One Month’s Rent.

This Apartment Rents for $1,200+gas & electric  ($1,000 +gas & electric w/18 month Lease)( Water is Included)

This Apartment is Available Now!

Historic Rhinesmith House 827#4 West Wayne Street, 1bd+/1ba

This is a really cool apartment. It is located on the Third floor of the Historic Rhinesmith House in the West End Historic District. From the second floor landing you go up a circular stairway to the third floor (yes there is a regular back stair to move your furniture). When you enter the apartment you come into the living room. It is a large room with a exposed brick wall from the floor to the ceiling (about 15ft), the ceiling goes from the peak of 15ft down to 5ft, creating a cathedral like ceiling. To the back of the apartment is a nice bedroom with large closet. The kitchen is off the living room with lots of storage, from the kitchen you go up two steps to a small hall, off the hall is a dining room that is one of the two turrets on the home, this one is square so the ceiling opens up to a pyramid shape. There is also a small room perfect for a home office/computer room. The bathroom has high ceilings with tile floors, the exposed brick wall, a leaded glass window, a shower, and for added character a claw foot bathtub. The entire apartment is hardwood floors, except the kitchen and bathroom which are both ceramic tile. This is the apartment your friends will envy.

1.) No Smoking apartment

2.)Please No Dogs!

3.)We Require a One Year Lease

4.)Security Deposit equal to One Month’s Rent.

The apartment rents for $750+ electric (heat and water are included)

($725+electric w/18 Month Lease)

This apartment is Available Now!

Historic Peters-Heffley House 832#8 Wayne 1Bd/1Ba

This apartment is located in the Historic Peters-Heffley House at 832#8 W. Wayne St. It is in the Old West End Historic District, a part of the West Central Neighborhood in downtown Fort Wayne. When you enter the house you are in the beautiful foyer with incredible carved woodwork, open stairway, and original parquet floors. This apartment is on the third floor. When you enter the apartment you are in the living room. This apartment has the feel of something you would see on the Home and Garden Chanel. The main room is divided into the kitchen and living room. It is a really cool A frame, that has drywall walls that go up about 6ft and meets the ceiling that is covered with rough sawn-ceder and follows the roof line up 20ft. The far wall of the living room has two large stained glass windows and an exposed brick chimney. There is a moveable shelf that separates the living room from the kitchen. One side of the moveable shelf is shelving and the other side has a serving bar, that makes a great work space for the kitchen. The kitchen is small but efficient, with a full size stove and fridge. The bathroom has  a nice vanity, fiberglass shower only (no tub), and a skylight that lets lots of light. The bedroom is up the circular stairway to the fourth floor. Yes, I said fourth floor. When you make it to the top of the steps, there is a balcony overlooking the living room. The bedroom is nice size with a cool eyebrow window that looks down on Wayne St. There is a really nice large closet with a rod that pulls out of the closet. The icing on the cake is the Sunroof. Off the bedroom is a really cool Sunroof that has an unobstructed view of the entire area.

If you are looking for something that is off the chart neat, this is the place. It is not very big, but the kind of place you will tell your grandchildren about someday.  If you don’t need a big place, don’t have a lot of furniture, but want something really cool this may be it.



2.) Sorry, NO PETS in this Apartment.

3.) We Require a One Year Lease.

4.) Security Deposit equal to One Month’s Rent

This Apartment Rents for $600+lights (heat and water are included)($575+lights w/ 18 Month Lease)

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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