250 Martin on the Park Officially Opens


(Birmingham, MI) September 7, 2010 – The opening of 250 Martin on the Park, Birmingham’s newest and most exclusive address, was recently announced by Troy-based developer TMW Enterprises. Overlooking the city’s recently renovated Shain Park, this unique building features seven luxury residential units and two retail spaces on the ground floor.

250 Martin on the Park offers unparalleled views of Shain Park and a prime location on downtown Birmingham’s Martin Street. Just steps away from the city’s hippest shops, restaurants and cultural activities, its convenience and walkability make it Birmingham’s premier address. The building boasts two nearly 5,000-square-foot, dual-floor penthouses, which can be completely custom built, four 3,900-square-foot units on the third and fourth floors, and also features a 5,300-square-foot, multiple bedroom, estate-sized residence that encompasses the second floor of the building. Every unit has spacious terraces to maximize the panoramic views of Shain Park. Individual home prices begin at $2.2 million.

Noted architect Chris Longe of Birmingham-based Christopher J. Longe, AIA Architecture & Interiors, builder Charlie Whitelaw of Whitelaw Custom Homes, Inc. in Bloomfield Hills and award-winning designer Rick Laney of Royal Oak-based R.J. Laney Design teamed up to create unique environments that exude luxury, individuality and elegance.

Four Park West, the inaugural model unit on the fourth floor, embodies a fresh, contemporary style featuring dark mahogany detailing throughout, stainless steel accents, rich white marble countertops, large format porcelain tile floors and sophisticated wall tile in every bathroom. A breathtaking, one-of-a-kind glass sculpture designed by critically acclaimed, Michigan-based glass artist Laurel Fyfe punctuates the living space as a partition between the dining room and the kitchen.

“A warm and sophisticated oasis is always at the center of every home I design,” said Laney. “This building and the units within it are exceptional. In the model, I incorporated elegant simplicity into every aspect to achieve clean design with a contemporary edge. The net result is a sanctuary from the complexities of the outside world.”

For his part, Longe completely redesigned the building’s exterior and redefined the building’s interior from the ground up, creating multiple floor plans to capitalize on the incredible southern light and Shain Park views. Whitelaw collaborated with Longe to implement innovative technical solutions throughout the process. His craftsmanship is evidenced by the ornate detail in the model unit, from its sleek suspended ceilings to the custom-built walk-in closet featuring handcrafted, built-in dark mahogany shelving and countertops.

“The opportunity to reinvent the building’s façade allowed us to create a structure that fits perfectly within its civic context,” said Longe. “The building complements and strengthens Birmingham’s city hall, public library and old post office, and serves as an anchor to the city’s new “Central Park” — the redesigned Shain Park; its contemporary style draws upon and reflects the surrounding traditional civic buildings in a fully modern fashion.”

Beginning this month, the building will be open for private tours by appointment only. To contact a sales executive, please call 248.971.0280 or e-mail sales@250martin.com. For more information, visit 250martin.com.

About TMW Enterprises

TMW Enterprises is a family-owned company investing in private equity, marketable securities and real estate. Founded by Thomas M. Wheeler in 1995, TMW stemmed from Electro-Wire Products, Inc., a full-service tier-one supplier to the automotive industry founded by Wheeler in 1970. Led by Electro-Wire, the Wheeler family owned and operated a vertically integrated group of companies generating annual revenues in excess of $500 million. Today, TMW invests in high-quality assets with the belief that ingenuity, engineering talent, work ethic and professional discipline will result in market-leading businesses and highly desirable properties.