Welcome to San Diego Blog | May 9, 2012

The Ultimate Bachelor Pad

Downtown San Diego

An extremely rare and unique property has just hit the Downtown San Diego Condo market that is unlike anything else I have ever seen….

The 350 West Ash community is on the modest side compared to other luxury towers; however, it hosts a incredibly unique penthouse that I would consider being the Ultimate Downtown San Diego Bachelor Pad!

The 350 West Ash Building is the physical address of the property as well as the name of the community complex.  The complex is one of 2 developments in all of Downtown San Diego that falls into the category of  “Adaptive-Reuse.”  Adaptive Reuse is the process of reusing the existing frame, and completing a “gut-rehab” of the entire structure.  This is heavy duty commercial grade type 1 construction, now “reused” or reconstructed as a residential tower…

In other words; 350 West Ash could be considered a “GREEN” building.

350 West Ash Penthouse #1205

The Penthouse Residence #1205 at 350 West Ash St. is the prime South/ West corner on the top of this high-rise condominium community.  The interior layout is on the smallish side, but it does have very interesting architectural detail and spectacular bay & city views.  This urban loft style condo features high ceilings and is flooded with natural light due to it’s orientation.  Beautiful  wood floors accentuate its contemporary design, and the open loft floor plan highlights the architectural crown of the building.

When entering into this Penthouse Suite, you immediately get an impression of the character of this urban loft by the vintage Wurlitzer jukebox located in the corner of the unit.  The jukebox is located on the first floor (downstairs), which hosts the living room and kitchen area.  The kitchen features quality stainless steel appliances and beautiful Caesarstone counter tops that compliment the tasteful interior.  Walls of windows then draw your eye to the outdoors where a fantastic private patio off the living area extending to the outdoors, where your views look out on to the Big Bay and the beautiful downtown cityscape.

Upstairs is the loft area, which is open to the living area below, giving the space a voluminous appeal for its size.  The current owner has configured the upstairs area with a den/ office that is separated with a decorative partition wall that separates the master bedroom area.  Residence 1205 has 2 full bathrooms, both upstairs near the master bedroom & den, as well as downstairs, conveniently located for the guests.  The overall square footage of the condo is just under 1,200 sq ft, but its not necessarily the condo that makes this the Ultimate Downtown Party Pad

Downtown San Diego’s Best Private Party Deck

Residence 1205 at 350 West Ash includes the exclusive use rights to the entire 700 sq ft rooftop party deck with 360 degree panoramic views from La Jolla to Mexico and beyond!

If you like to impress and entertain, look no further!

I could only imagine the type of entertaining possibilities that one would have in such a exclusive amenity.  The patio is accessible by a rather narrow stairwell that can be locked when not in use.  Once atop the rooftop, one can entertain with a wonderful outdoor built in barbecue and large fire pit.  It truly is an amazing space that is conveniently located footsteps from the Penthouse residence 1205.

The rooftop originally was intended for common use to all of the residents of the building during the construction of the building. Building code and ADA compliance regulations ultimately prevented the space from being a common space because there was not a possibility to add a wheel chair lift.  Because the deck could not be accessed, nor pass compliance codes, B & H Development was forced to assign exclusive use of the deck patio, and Penthouse Residence #1205 was the lucky recipient.  The same story goes for what was intended to be a common use fitness center and sauna in the building.

Located on the first parking level is a hidden door that is only accessible for the private use to Penthouse #1205.  The door opens up to a surprisingly large fitness room with quality equipment.  There is also men and women’s changing rooms, showers and a dry sauna.

It is incredible that such a rare space can be assigned to 1 unit!

I could just imagine a “man cave” with surround sound, movie theatre, along with the fitness equipment.  Like I said, there is nothing like it in San Diego!

Apparently, one of the Developers purchased residence 1205 after the construction of the building was completed.  It had obvious value with the conveyance of the exclusive use rook deck and fitness center and originally sold for well over 1 Million dollars..  The penthouse also conveys with 3 side-by-side parking spaces…

Perfect for the automobile collector!

Interesting enough, the property had been foreclosed on twice since it originally sold.  The price tag has since taken a dramatic drop and is now for sale for a pretty amazing price of $749,000.

I could see a professional athlete or entertainer getting the most out of this space.

Imagine having your own roof top party palace and private gym…

To schedule a private viewing of this incredible property give me a call  or email me today:

Brent Cole
(858) 531-8785

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Categories: Buyers, Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, Luxury San Diego Condos, Real Estate Investment, San Diego Penthouses

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