Beyond Compare by Craig Mattson
Enjoy abundant comfort in this contemporary condominium located inside the University Club Tower, 825 North Prospect, near downtown Milwaukee. Residence 2802 is ready for your private showing. Ride the elevator from the secure lobby, walk through the private entrance and be welcomed by the gentle, sweeping curvature of the rotunda-style foyer with circular marble floor. Enliven your senses as you activate the electronically-controlled welcome switch that opens the shades or turns on the lights or stereo.
Realtor Sandy Jandegian, the listing agent for the unit, explained a special quality of the condominiums at University Club Tower. These [condos] were bought as box units, so the owners contracted their own architects to design their units. The interiors are all unique, Jandegian said. Thus, individual units reflect design ideas that highlight unique attributes.
Look up and admire the coved ceiling with its elegantly styled light fixture. The powder room, to the right of the entrance, features marble floors and Kohler fixtures. Looking into the main room, you will enjoy an outstanding open concept living and dining room merged into a large, luminous space.
The combined 18-by-14 dining area and 18-by-24 living area is bordered by a floor-to-ceiling, room-length window that opens onto a bright, wide-angle view of Lake Michigan. The clean looking, voluminous room is flanked on the left by a gas fireplace. The foundation palette for this homes generous decor is set in neutral earth tones, solidly balanced by Brazilian teak flooring providing an elegant stage for the interior design work of Boston Store Design Studio`s Jim Jung.
The dominant design idea was to create a relatively neutral backdrop, to allow artwork, and the incredible views, to take center stage, Jung said. The comment I`ve heard most from people who have visited this unit is, I don`t want to leave. I take that as a compliment, that after experiencing the ambiance of this unit, they would like to move right in, just as it is...and of course, that is entirely possible.
Some of the Milwaukee area`s finest furnishings are found throughout this 3,345-square-foot condo. Artwork from DeLind Gallery of Fine Art bursts from every corner of the home, accompanied by tabletop home decor from George Watts and Son. Living here, you will find many flavors of cultural enrichment within close walking distance. Pleasant night spots, restaurants, including the award-winning Bacchus restaurant, and many shops in the area will provide convenient shopping and afternoons of fun in this charming neighborhood.
As part of the lifestyle at University Club Tower, imagine seeing the sunrise from the balcony that towers over the city and enjoying a shimmering morning view overlooking Lake Michigan while sipping homemade espresso. From your front window you can also see the Milwaukee Art Museum with its bold Burke Brise Soleil, Discovery World, and Henry Maier Festival Park.
When festival season arrives, take a jaunt to your favorite concert. If you`re not in the mood for crowds, consider enjoying the sounds of Summerfest on your 21-by-11 foot balcony furnished by Marsha Mather from Laacke and Joys. The balcony features teak flooring and a gas line ready for hooking up a grill, and is just steps from the spacious kitchen.
A large island countertop in the center of the kitchen holds two Sub-Zero vegetable drawers and warming drawer to make food storage a breeze. With the professional six burner Miele gas stove with range hood, Miele double ovens, and built-in coffee and espresso system, you will always be prepared to create the most delectable meals. The built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator will maintain your food at the perfect temperature.
High-end appliances in the kitchen are surrounded by aesthetically appealing cherry Snaidero Certosa cabinetry with nickel hardware, glass front cabinets, and limestone backsplash. And to the right of the kitchen in the butler`s pantry, the same Certosa glass-front cabinets stand above pristine granite countertops. The butler`s pantry will ease any efforts in planning a night of entertaining. When entertaining, your guests may enjoy lounging in the comfortable living space, gazing over the lake or admiring the wide range of artwork in the home. Refreshments can be provided via a hidden wet bar just off the living room. The former owners did a lot of entertaining, and literally stationed a bartender inside [the wet bar] and placed a table in front to serve from, Jandegian said. This elegantly designed wet bar features cherry cabinetry, marble countertops, and wine chiller.
If a particularly special evening calls for one of your best reserve wines, this unit comes complete with a temperature controlled wine cellar on the 5th floor. Wine locker number 305 is accessible only by this unit`s owner.
Storage is plentiful with seven closets, one designed to hold a music system. There is also a back hallway with locked storage closets. The laundry room provides ample storage and is the perfect utility room. It features Corian countertops, sink and folding counter, and Bosch front-loading washer and dryer.
The well-harmonized amenities found in this home provide the perfect balance for daily living, work, and relaxation. In the library, dark wood built-in cabinetry with walnut Burmeister stile and rail panels with cove dovetails create a great atmosphere to focus on reading and other work. The hardwood floors coordinate well with abundant dark wood shelf space. If you need space for another bedroom, the library includes plumbing hookups to install an additional bathroom. As through most of this unit, the views out the windows are stunning, offering relaxing sights to calm a busy mind.
The soothing effect in the design of the master bedroom will bring any owner deep rest after a hectic day. It is accompanied by his and her closet space and leads directly to the master bath.
The whirlpool in the master bath promises to draw away daily tension, and features a small window behind it to provide another view of the city. The master bath is fitted with Kohler fixtures and features a heated limestone floor, limestone countertops with his and her sinks, glass shower, linen closet, and separate commode room.
After spending time in the whirlpool, retire to the sitting room to relax. The sitting room can also serve as a guest bedroom, complete with hardwood floors, private bath with walk-in shower, and dressing area. Here, enjoy the view of Milwaukee to the west, the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset after a long day.
If formal attractions are on the horizon, celebrate in the University Club Tower catering room complete with professional kitchen and dining room. Reserve this venue and hire catering chefs to serve guests in a nicely outfitted dining area just a few steps from the media room. Whether the occasion is a sports party, family gathering, or formal event, this comfortable setting is surrounded by tasteful dashes of artistic flair that will help your event shine.
If your event drifts into the evening hours, take a walk to the rooftop garden park available exclusively for University Tower residents and their guests. The ebbing sunlight dances over an eclectic array of colors over the prominent angles of the rooftops within view.
If exercise is a part of your day, visit the heated lap pool and workout room on the 3rd floor. Then perhaps try out the spa, a private room where you can arrange for a massage or other special treatment. Life in the city need not be a work-a-day existence when you live in the University Club Tower Condominiums. The lifestyle here provides a venue in which to celebrate every day.
Contact Sandy Jandegian at 414-704-1839, or by e-mail at email@example.com for information or to arrange a tour.