212 W. Portland Street in Phoenix
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- 6 story midrise
- underground garage
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- roof top pool, fitness center, great access to light rail and walkable to several restaurants etc.
Located at 204, 208, and 212 W. Portland Avenue in midtown Phoenix.
Portland Place is one of our favorite loft / condo projects in the entire Valley. We love the architecture, the design, the quaint tree and grass lined street it sits on, it's views and so much more. Portland Place was originally planned as a 200 condo unit, three phase, three building, project on 3.2 acres in Phoenix' Roosevelt Historic and Art District. But, as happened to so many loft and condo projects borne during the "boom" this project's dreams were bigger than reality. Fortunately, phase one is completed and is a definite addition to the area.
The floor plans in general flow well and "make sense". Upgraded units are awesome with extra tall ten foot + doors, glass mini-counters offsetting blocks of granite, brick fireplaces set in a conteporary stack pattern, modern bathrooms with unexpected lighting and frosted glass and much much more. Condos on the north side of the community overlook the Japanese Friendship Garden and most have views of the Phoenix Burton Barr Library, midtown Phoenix high rises, and Piestewa Peak. The condos on higher floors on the south side of Portland Place have tremendous views of the downtown Phoenix skyline which is shows a wonderful mix of old and new midrise and high rise buildings. One really gets a great perspective of the impact ASU is making on the Phoenix skyline from Portland Place.
Portland Avenue from Central to 3rd Avenue is so charming. It's almost like you're in another town and another time with it's old town styled street lamps, the wide grassy lane separating the east and west traffic, and a wonderful monument style water fountain. Walking distance from Portland Place is an Italian Grocery Store, Portland's Restaurant, and a new light rail stop. Just around the corner is the home to First Friday Art Walk and Street Fest. We're still several years away but this will be a very happening area to live.
The rooftop of Portland Place is among the two or three best in the entire city. The views from the roof top pool and incredible. Oddly, although the I-10 freeway is largely visible from the roof top it actually adds to the flavor and enjoyability vs. detracting from this community area. For me, watching the cars speed into and out of the Park Deck Tunnel adds to the urbanism of this condo community.
Anyway, by now you understand that I truly like Portland Place. Because the builder missed a big piece of the boom, there are some great deals to be had at Portland Place. Ask us how to take advantage of the current situation today.
Construction of Portland Place began in early 2006 and was completed mid-2007. Floorplans for condominiums and brownstones range from 1 bedroom/1 bath condo flats with 892 square feet to 2 bedroom + den/2.75 bath two story penthouses with 2,829 square feet. Prices originally ran from $318,900 to $1,132,900. Of course that has all changed. See the "For Sale" button near the top right of this page to see today's prices and availability.