There’s nothing quite like the feeling of shaking off the world by valeting your car at your swank high-rise building, taking the elevator up, and eating up the city views as you unwind with a glass of vino. If it sounds luxurious, it is. But it’s not outside the realm of reality.
Take the Azure, for instance. Completed in 2005, this high-end high-rise in Uptown has some of the best amenities, with a glorious pool deck that offers incredible views of Uptown, a fitness center where any personal trainer would love to help you sweat it out, plus a valet and concierge.
But you don’t have to pay upwards of a million to feel like you’re living in the lap of luxury at the Azure. In fact, Allie Beth Urban’s Ani Nosnik has a beautiful one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath unit on the market that costs less than many homes in the M Streets, gives you more security and amenities, and puts you close enough to downtown that you could very well ditch the car when the weather is irresistible (like today).
“The great value of this high-rise home is that it is located in the Azure, which recently had a sale of over $4 million, so at only $435,000 the new owner can have the same amenities — concierge, valet, resort style pool, fitness center, social and media room, etc. — as owners who pay much more for condominiums in the same building,” Nosnik said of her listing, Unit 606 at 2900 McKinnon.
“Also, this immaculate unit offers incredible features — contemporary finishes including hardwood flooring in living areas and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus an east-facing terrace for delicious morning sun, along with a gas fireplace for cozy evenings outside,” Nosnik added. “It has a gourmet kitchen with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, as well as a one-car private garage and storage unit.”
If you’re tired of the upkeep and clutter that comes with larger homes, take comfort that this 952-square-foot is ideal for a cozy, minimal, lock-and-leave lifestyle. You can spend more time enjoying your second shelter, or traveling anywhere (and everywhere!) and less time managing all of the details required for a single-family home. The HOA fee for Unit 606, which includes access to shared amenities, exterior maintenance, plus gas, water, and sewer, is $605 monthly. Not bad at all, considering what you get.
And with all of the development going on in the area, expect values to continue to increase over time.
“The Azure is located in a most desirable area of Uptown, with the emerging Harwood District adding several new restaurants and clubs within walking distance,” Nosnik noted.
If that didn’t sell you, the sublime master suite — perfect for letting go of the day or for rising early to meet it — will do the job. The glass wall between the bathroom and bedroom allows you to take in the cityscape outside without feeling like you’re in a fishbowl. The perfect buyer gift for this unit is a great bottle of bubbly and an economy pack of Lush bath bombs.
Here’s to letting go!