Along the shore of Lake Lorraine sits The BLU on Lorraine, a luxury apartment complex introducing the Sioux Falls community to waterfront living at its finest.

The stand-alone apartment complex is the newest addition to the Lake Lorraine development, which is a mixed-use community next to retail, restaurants, and entertainment options.

“This apartment complex is not like your typical apartment building,” said Dusten Hendrickson, lead developer of MailBox Money. “We wanted to introduce wellness living on the lake in a market-rate apartment to the Lake Lorraine community.

The BLU on Lorraine offers various floor plans, including studios, one bedroom, two bedrooms, and two bedrooms with a den.


The BLU on Lorraine’s exterior design complements that of its neighbor, Grand Living at Lake Lorraine. Both buildings highlight white and blue color schemes.

Each apartment is partnered with a private oversized deck and an efficient heating and cooling system.

“There are no AC units placed on the tenants’ decks, so they’ll get to enjoy a larger- than-minimum deck,” shared Hendrickson.

No matter the floor plan, residents can either enjoy lake views or view the bustling city.

“The location is fantastic, so we wanted to put as many units as possible,” said Hendrickson. “We have 128 units in total.”

All apartments share a neutral palette of taupe cabinets and trims, black hardware, white countertops, raw wood floors, and walnut accents.

With warm finishes and natural light shining through, the design gives The BLU’s residents a blank canvas, allowing them to cultivate their unique style.

“The entire building was designed with future tenants in mind,” said Hendrickson.

Outside the apartment is a chic, monochromatic hallway.

“Residents can expect a very peaceful, calm environment with natural light coming in and a very neutral palette.” -Dusten Hendrickson

The six-story modern building combines a wellness theme, smart technologies, complementary waterfront recreation opportunities, and inclusive amenities.

Joining the well-appointed apartments on the sixth floor is an expansive community room and rooftop patio, suitable for hosting and spending time with friends and family.

Among the amenities on the spacious rooftop patio are a hot tub, fireplace, comfortable seating arrangements, a grill, and an outdoor kitchen. In the indoor community room, tenants will find a lounge, a pool table, an indoor kitchen, and televisions.

Flow and Paddle is downstairs in our building and our tenants will have access to the lake to paddleboard or kayak through their programs,” stated Hendrickson.

In keeping with the wellness theme, the complex includes bike storage and a 24-hour fitness center that includes multiple interactive fitness machines, like Pelotons, cycling machines, and recovery machines.

The tech-based gym is surrounded by glass windows, providing an open view of Lake Lorraine.

“We’ll be able to host yoga classes on the patio,” shared Hendrickson.

On the main floor, tenants can indulge in a quick treat from Baking Up a Storm. Owner Alex Peterson offers his sweet treats, like cupcakes, sweet bread, kolaches, and coffee drinks to residents and visitors alike.

“He’s working on bringing two signature items daily,” said Hendrickson. “You can see him every morning except on Sundays and Mondays.”

Hendrickson shares that private offices are located on the main floor, perfect for tenants who are working from home.



Bars – Cookies – Cupcakes – Kolache

Muffins – Sweet Breads


Cappuccino – Chai – Coffee – Espresso – Flat White

Latte – Mocha – Naked Juice – Ristretto – Tea

“I love the water and how walkable the area is.” -dusten hendrickson

Hendrickson says The BLU on Lorraine’s main advantage is its convenient location.

The complex is located within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options.

“There’s a Hy-Vee, Avera Medical Group Family Health Center, The Sandbar and Grill, Hobby Lobby, Dave and Busters, soon to be a Five Below, and so much more,” Hendrickson continued.

Additionally, The BLU is easily accessible to major highways and interstates, allowing for easy commuting anywhere in the city.

“There’s anything you could need within a few blocks of the complex,” said Hendrickson.

For more information, visit THEBLUESF.COM +
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