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Size Matters When Choosing the Home of Your Dreams

May 24, 2018

Homebuyers on the market today have varying needs which dictate the size of their dream home. And like Goldilocks, there is always one size that’s “just right.” Whether buyers are seeking a smaller floorplan with reduced maintenance that more easily accommodates a “lock and leave” lifestyle, or more room for entertaining and visiting guests, “right-sized” homes come in all varieties, with Downtown Las Vegas condominium communities offering both large and small options.

According to Uri Vaknin, a partner at KRE Capital LLC, whose company, in partnership with Dune Real Estate Partners, purchased a collection of high-rise communities in 2013 that includes The Ogden and Juhl in Downtown Las Vegas, many buyers assume condos come in one flavor:  small. “While many turn to condominiums as they transition from a single-family homes, residences at The Ogden and Juhl offer a range of sizes and floorplans, including some homes as large as 3,000 square feet. And at Juhl, a loft-style community with more than 130 unique floorplans, choosing the right-sized home is easy given all the available options.”

The Ogden redefines condo living with spacious floorplans, proof that vertical living doesn’t mean you have to downsize. Even if homebuyers aren’t completely convinced with high-rise living, The Ogden may just be the property to quickly convert them, especially once they see the open design of floorplans, stunning views and rich lifestyle created by a long list of amenities and immediate access to all that Downtown Las Vegas offers – from 150-plus restaurants, world-class museums and more.

“For buyers not wanting to compromise on space, The Ogden offers a handful of larger floorplans, including The Goodman, just shy of 2,100 square feet. The inviting layout lives like a ranch house in the sky with three bedrooms plus a den, two balconies offering Strip and Downtown Las Vegas views and a gracious kitchen with a granite countertop island with additional storage space and a window over the kitchen sink facing The Strip. Available only on higher floors, The Goodman provides ample space to accommodate an in-home office and is perfect for entertaining overnight guests,” said Vaknin.

And with all the growing buzz surrounding sustainable living, there’s no better way to do your part than by becoming a high-rise dweller.  More condominium properties are also expanding their environmental initiatives to include rooftop gardens, utilizing renewable energy and more eco-friendly building materials, in hopes of inspiring residents to continue to do their part in reducing their carbon footprint and improve environmental efficiency.

“At Juhl, residents enjoy a nearby garden plot exclusively for their use. We want to do everything possible to encourage our residents to grow their own fruits, herbs and vegetables. Evelyn Connors, Juhl’s own lifestyle director, has even hosted ‘garden brunches’ and they’ve always been a huge success!” said Vaknin.

On the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the twin-tower high-rise community of One Las Vegas easily trumps the notion that condominium living means cramped living quarters with few amenities. With several floorplans ranging from 1,305 to 2,857 square feet, One Las Vegas has a home for just about everyone. And at 20 stories high, residents enjoy sweeping valley, mountain and Strip views – conveniently located close to freeways, shopping, dining, entertainment, hospitals and McCarran International Airport. Best of all, One Las Vegas is less than five miles from T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights, and only a few miles from the developing NFL Raiders stadium. And to the delight of all residents, every home comes with its own climate-controlled full-sized storage unit to accommodate extra belongings, making the transition to condo life smooth and easy.

“These spacious homes offer the ultimate in sanctuary and relaxation when residents are ready to escape the city’s hustle and bustle, yet close enough to take it in all for a night on the town. From young single professionals and soon-to-be retirees, to buyers looking for a secondary home and empty nesters who recognize the maintenance of a single-family home just isn’t worth it anymore, One Las Vegas is the perfect place to call home.”