With Custom Everything, this Preston Tower Condo is a See-to-Believe Wonder

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A high-rise condo with custom everything that’s priced well under a million? You’re not dreaming. Rub your eyes, folks and take a gander at this week’s Saturday Eight Hundred.

This Preston Tower condo, made up of four single units, is the largest in the building. It comprises three bedrooms and three full and one half bathrooms in 2,855 square feet and features and incomparable 120 feet of balcony – and the views to go with it. Clocking in at $850,000 this impeccable condo at 6211 W Northwest Highway is listed by Nancy Martinez with Virginia Cook Realtors. It’s a see-to-believe wonder, my friends.

Clearly designed for entertaining, the open living space is easily divided into several seating areas, all united by that ah-mazing wall of windows (outfitted with electronic blinds, of course). The living space features travertine flooring throughout. I know some people really dig travertine, and although I’m not typically one of those people, I can see the appeal here. It’s crisp, clean, and lovely.

Making your way from seating area to seating area, it’s very easy to imagine yourself in the middle of a get-together here. What’s that door right there, you ask? No big deal. That’s just the climate-controlled wine room.

All of the doors are solid mahogany, but you wouldn’t need the Realtor’s description to tell you they’re high-end. Custom millwork and raised 9-and-a-half-foot ceilings really set this unit apart. Oh, and all the rooms are wired for sound.

In many cases, quirky home features grow on me after a spell. This kitchen island is, unfortunately, not one of them. The stonework seems so out of place and looks as though it belongs in a fantastic outdoor kitchen, not a sophisticated high-rise condo. But. Balk as I may at the weird stone work, the kitchen is by-and-large really wonderful.

The layout offers tons of prep space, a huge bank of drawers (my favorite), and no shortage of cabinet space. The breakfast bar seats six, which is a huge plus. Stainless appliances, including double Wolf ovens, two dishwashers, and commercial refrigerator and freezer make this quite the chef’s kitchen. Well, depending how the chef feels about electric cooktops, that is. Still. Top notch.

There’s also great counter space in the attached utility room for hiding away your appliances. It’s like they knew I was coming!

The master suite is pretty dreamy, too. With a private study and a killer en-suite bath, the space is really more like a luxury hotel suite. The wall of windows floods the master bedroom with natural light and provides private balcony access. Not to worry, though, and those windows come with electronic black-out blinds for when you’re catching up on beauty rest.

The master closet and vanity areas could have used some de-cluttering before photography, but skip past those and you’re onto the two-person jetted tub and gorgeous walk-in shower.

All the way at the other end of the condo, in its own wing, you’ll find a media room (blackout shades here, too) and two guest rooms – one of which has balcony access. And speaking of that endless balcony, it’s comes with views of the pool and fire pit below.


Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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  1. Mike Jordan says

    I’ve lived in Preston Tower for 17 years. I’ve been to this unit for several parties. It is an absolutely gorgeous condo! But, there is one thing about the article that is incorrect. It is NOT a penthouse condo. Preston Tower actually consists of 2 buildings. The Tower is 29 stories tall and is what you see from Northwest Hwy. Attached to the tower via hallways on the east and west side of the first and second floors is an 8 story building called The Garden Building. There is a courtyard and pool between the 2 buildings. The unit in the article is on the 7th floor of the 8 story Garden Building. The penthouse consists of the units on the 29th story of the Tower.

  2. Arthur Gale says

    I have been in this unit on many occasions. It is spectacular. The pictures are great but do not do it justice.
    I live in Preston Tower and have been in the Real Estate business here for 43 years. This is not my listing. Go see it it is really special.

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