Downtown Phoenix Urban Loft – High Rise Luxury Condo Neighborhood Explorer!


  • Artisan Parkview Located at 706 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85034

Artisan Parkview is a wonderful community of 14 soft lofts and row-home style townhomes and condominiums located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

It is easy walking distance from Chase Field and US Airways Arena and literally across the street from the Science Museum and the east bound light rail passes right outside the front doors (the stop is about a block away).

Artisan Parkview was Eric Brown’s first foray into downtown Phoenix development and one can see many of the design elements from Parkview used in the later construction of Artisan Village just down the road.

The community does not have a pool nor is it gated. Every home has a tandem 2 car garage plus an extra uncovered parking space (also tandem style), most of the properties feature the “soft loft” look of exposed ductwork but are otherwise pretty traditional inside, but the exteriors definitely have a row house style with front entries right off of Washington Street.

Overall, Artisan Parkview offers good architecture, a very up & coming location, and affordable prices. It’s well worth checking out.

Wow! Luxury Urban Living at its finest. Phoenix loft community, Artisan Lofts on Central is a great value, with great architecture, and a lot of style. Artisan Lofts on Central began as notes on a beverage napkin belonging to Eric Brown of Artisan Homes. Located adjacent to the light rail and right in the heart of Phoenix’s arts, cultural & restaurant district. Acclaimed Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar is on 1st flr & w/in walking distance or close proximity to Burton Barr Library, Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum.

Walk out the door and enjoy Cheauvront’s Restaurant, go down the road to Portlands or Thai House, catch the light rail and head downtown or to Tempe and more. The floor plans are very open, very bright, very cool and very urban. We really like them. Built in 2002.

Artisan Lofts on Central Condos For Sale…

The Downtown jewel of Phoenix Luxury Living. An Urban enthusiasts dream and a remarkable exhibition of old-world elegance, complimented by Phoenix’s sunny climate, vibrant lifestyle and substantial business community, this enclave of urban mansions has no counterpart in the world. The historically inspired Chateau On Central represents a rare opportunity to own a limited-edition home amid a number of cultural arts, entertainment venues, educational facilities and sporting arenas. Chateau On Central embodies the rich diversity that is at the heart of the urban culture and provides homeowners a seamless blend of personal and professional life.

Life At Chateau

Far from the homogeneity of suburbia, Chateau On Central enriches the urban foundation with a distinct luxury lock-and-leave lifestyle amid a vibrant and culturally abundant downtown. With sky-scraping steeples and turrets, unrivaled amenities, and a premier Central Corridor location, the luxury brownstones at Chateau on Central are pioneering urban sophistication.

  • Six spacious floor plans ranging from 5,192 to 8,252 square feet.
  • Multi-function zoning for personal and professional opportunities.
  • Gated camera monitored entry system.
  • Private resort-quality elevator with optional custom cab finishes.
  • Multiple private-view terraces featuring a customizable rooftop
    terrace with options for a lap-jet pool, fireplace, spa, greenhouse or
    outdoor kitchen
  • Authentic jumbo brick and masonry construction
  • Dramatic turn-of-the-century architecture
  • Privately gated community with wrought iron gate entries, decorative
    fencing and brick paved interior street with historic street-carriage
    and dusk-till dawn lighting
  • Oversized double garage & secure guest parking
  • Spacious gourmet kitchens with deluxe Viking appliances, custom
    cabinetry and granite slab countertops
  • 8’ Interior doors with transom windows.
  • Located adjacent to the METRO Light Rail.
  • Constructed by award winning general contractor, Rowland Luxury
    Homes and customized by interior design pioneers Est Est Inc.

Chateau on Central for sale…

Downtown Phoenix Lofts AKA as Stadium Lofts is an industrial looking, red brick, 31 loft style condominium community in the Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District. Along the lines of “real lofts” (i.e. former warehouses that were converted to condominiums) the Downtown Stadium Lofts have exposed ductwork, exposed brick walls, very open floor plans, ceilings ranging from 10 to 22 feet and tall windows.

Downtown Stadium Lofts is located about two small blocks south of US Airways Arena (home to the Phoenix Suns) and Chase Baseball Field and right around the corner from the bars and restaurants on Jackson Street. Nonetheless, Downtown Stadium Lofts seem a little off the beaten path, which is good if you want some privacy, but but as the Entertainment District evolves Downtown Stadium Lofts should be right in the thick of the action.

The loft condominiums range in size from about 850 to 1800 square feet. But again, these are very very open with very few walls.

Downtown Phoenix Lofts/Stadium Lofts For Sale…..

  • Phoenix Towers Located at 2201 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85004


$5M in renovations and improvements including the installation of new modern dual paned windows in all units, new chiller units, refurbishment of the pool and surrounding area, refurbishment of the roof top deck and a completely new lobby.

About half of the work has been completed as of May 2010 with the rest expected by the end of the summer.

Is situated in the heart of the Roosevelt district of Downtown Phoenix.

Nestled between the relaxing Japanese Friendship Gardens and Phoenix’s last broadway street but only yards from the Arts District light rail station there are few better locations in Downtown for an ideal mix of relaxation and instant walkable connectivity to the urban core.

Built in 2007, this gorgeous six story soft contemporary mid rise contains 54 high quality condominiums, a roof top pool and barbecue area and small gymnasium on the first floor.  Views from the pool deck are some of the finest in the city.

Portland 2 Condos Phase II are coming out of the ground

A few years back an interesting modern condo development popped up near Portland and 7th Street called Portland II. The builder, Odyssey Homes, built five 4-level condos located in two buildings with the intention of adding additional buildings. The only problem was timing. The first phase of Portland 2 came to market in 2008, about 8 months after the market began its crash. As you can imagine, things got pretty tough and the vacant land to the north of the two buildings stayed bare.

Today, early 2012, things are different. The real estate market is booming and the owners of Portland II are busy building condos again. I had a nice chat with Brent Linnenkarr, one of the partners at DesertWise Builders, today. He is excited to be one of the first builders to bring new condos to the downtown market. His timing couldn’t be better as there is little to be had in the downtown resale market.

The condos at Portland II are four level units. The first level is the garage level offering a tandem two car garage. Tandem garages are those where the garage is one car wide but long enough to park two vehicles. The second level is where you well find the kitchen, dining and living rooms. The third level is the sleeping zone with two bedrooms, two baths and a stacked washer/dryer laundry area. When you climb the stairs to the fourth level you will find options. The builder can configure this area with an additional bedroom, office or leave it wide open for you do enjoy as you wish. Another bathroom is found on level 4 as well as the nice size patio that offers views of the city and mountains depending on your unit.

The exterior of Portland II is stucco flooded in a vibrant mix of color. The base color is a calming moss green with accents in primary colors of red, blue and yellow. It makes a pretty picture on the downtown skyline.

Portland II has a good walk-score in the mid-80’s with a wide variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment all nearby. Students and downtown workers will appreciate the close proximity to light rail, ASU. U0fA Med School, TGen and all that makes downtown a great place to live, work and play.

We do have to mention noise. Naturally, anyone living in the core of a city should expect some noise and Portland II’s closeness to the 202 freeway may not be right for everyone. Make sure you take a good, honest listen as you preview a condo at Portland 2.

Portland 2 In a nut shell:
  • 2-3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,584 to 1,985 square feet
  • 2 Car Tandem Garage
  • Range/Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Stacked Washer Dryer included.
  • Granite counter tops and wood flooring are standard. The builder is offering home buyers to choose cabinet, counter and flooring upgrades as well.
  • No Pool, No Fireplaces and natural gas service is not available.
  • Priced in the high $200,000- low $300,000 range. (estimated at this time.)

The Regency House was built in 1964, initially as a luxury apartment building. Designed by George H. Schoneberger, Jr., AIA, it was one of the first high rise residential buildings constructed in Phoenix.

Regency House is a 22-story luxury condominium building located in the heart of the midtown Phoenix Arts District, next to the renowned Heard Museum.

Mid-century modern charm exudes at the Regency House Condos.  You can find some great prices here and if you’re willing to invest in some updating you can create your perfect high-rise condo for a lot less than other buildings.  Amenities include pool, valet, underground parking and 24/7 security.  At Regency House you’re also just a short walk away from the Heard Museum, light rail, theater and restaurants.

The Regency House High Rise Condos For Sale…..

Located adjacent to the Willow Historic District of Phoenix, this three-building, seven-story, 280-unit community high-rise is on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and Encanto Boulevard directly across the street from the Heard Museum and one block north of the Phoenix Art Museum.

Tapestry on Central is in the financial district, adjacent to the central business corridor and minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and government offices. The Heard Museum is just across the street and the Herberger Theater Center, Civic Plaza, America West Arena and Bank One Ballpark are only blocks away.

Tapestry on Central offers two-story cityhomes, executive penthouses and expansive flats in a wide variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans, ranging from approximately 837 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet. Each home comes with assigned underground parking and elevator access.

Residents enjoy the beautifully landscaped interior courtyard, fitness center, sauna, cinema room, clubhouse, lap pool and spa.

Tapestry On Central Luxury Lofts for Sale….

Summit at Copper Square was the first modern high rise condominium built in downtown Phoenix (It’s the 22 story yellow, blue and burnt orange high rise at 4th Street and Jackson, you can’t miss it!).

Condos range in size from 898 sq. ft. to 1500 sq. ft. with 1 bed/1.5 bath to 2 bed + 3 baths. It has modern lines, bold contemporary colors, great floor plans and a fun location. The high rise condominiums in the twenty two story Summit at Copper were developed by W Developments (also developing Omega High Rise Condominiums, downtown Phoenix) and built by Weitz Construction.

Summit at Copper Square has 165 units of luxury high rise condominiums and lofts. It was originally billed as the tallest tower of residential high rise condominiums in metro Phoenix, but that honor will soon be taken from Summit at Copper Square once Centerpoint High Rise Condominiums in Tempe and 44 Monroe High Rise Condominiums in Downtown Phoenix are completed. Nonetheless, Summit at Copper Square offers magnificent views of midtown and downtown Phoenix, the South Valley, and distant views of the north and east Valley. Frankly, we think that Summit at Copper Square offers better views than either of the two high rise condominium towers mentioned above although her views pale in comparison to the views at Crystal Point High Rise Condominiums.

There are seven condos on the fifth floor (sharing the floor with the pool, fitness center, meeting room/lounge, and terrace), ten high rise condominiums on floors six through nineteen, and six Penthouse condos on each of floors twenty, twenty one and twenty two. Floors one through four house the parking garage and the front entrance to Summit at Copper Square.

Summit a Cooper Square Condos For Sale….

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    1. Hi Susan

      What development are you looking at (large Rooms). The Phoenix market is hot right now and always a great place for a 2nd home or to retire. The weather is great year round, great outdoor activity, close to Vegas, and California, and living is inexpensive. Are you an avid golfer, shopper, into art, etc? The valley is huge so much depends on lifestyle. These downtown lofts are great if you love the urban downtown living. We also offer uptown-Biltmore area, old town Scottsdale, The Kirkland, or Tempe. Hope this helps and if you need more info do not hesitate to call or email me anytime.

      Juan Pesqueira
      American Associates Real Estate
      Homes | Condos | Investments
      Spanish and English speaking Realtor
      Realtor, Appraiser
      8930 E. Raintree Drive Suite 200
      Scottsdale, AZ 85260
      Office 480-458-8007 | Fax 480.767.7200

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