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Fit to be tried New-construction condo >tness centers meant to dazzle By Debra Gelbart

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f you’re the owner of a condo in a beautiful new community with a spacious fitness center that has impressive equipment, you might want to know which machines have been purchased and which are being leased. Why? Knowing how up-to-date the equipment will remain is important both to help you maintain your personal fitness as well as to protect your investment in the community, said David Newcombe, a real estate broker with Launch Real Estate in Scottsdale. “Typically, the machines that go out-of-date more quickly are leased,” he explained, “so that in four years’ time, it’s easier to upgrade them than if they had been purchased.”

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Work where you live A live/work condo could be a perfect >t By Debra Gelbart

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The best they can be Fitness centers in newer condo communities have become major attractions, Newcombe said. It’s not unusual for a fitness center in an upscale community to be 2,000 squarefeet in size or more. “With a smaller gym, a developer may have to make careful decisions about which machinery will be in it, and as soon as you make those decisions, you’re not serving a diverse fitness population as well as you can when you have more choice, scale and size.” Depending on what the owners in the community want, today’s fitness centers may offer personal trainers, instructors, lectures and demonstrations, in addition to dramatic amenities, Newcombe said. Designed to wow Consider Mountain Shadows Resort Condominiums in the heart of Paradise Valley, a community of 42 condos expected to be completed before the end of this year. The Citizens Club fitness center, with 4,500 square-feet, will offer personal training and men’s and women’s lounges and steam rooms, with private entrances to the lounges for condo owners and members, said Jesse Thompson, area director of sales and marketing for Mountain Shadows. It also will include a multi-purpose movement studio with an array of fitness FIT TO BE TRIED; continued on page CL5

hether or not a condo community is officially zoned as “live/ work,” it may be ideally designed for someone with a homebased business or someone who has an off-site employment location but wants a very short commute.

In the Phoenix area, said Andrea Engelsberg, marketing director for Catclar Investments, the developer of SOHO Scottsdale which is a live/work community at 92nd Street and Bell Road, “typical live/ work condos have retail or office space on the first floor with private living space above — much in the way a shopkeeper used to live above their store. Many utilize the adjacent street parking for patrons, with private parking for residents.” Range of amenities SOHO Scottsdale is atypical, she said, “in that we have the additional benefits of being zoned for business, with fully compliant (Americans With Disabilities Act) amenities and additional client parking. We [also] have conference rooms that are available for the SOHO community for meetings that require a larger space.” SOHO Scottsdale features 10 lofts and 64 townhomes each zoned for a home-business operation, along with 8,000 square-feet of separate retail space on the ground floor of the loft building. SOHO townhomes and lofts range in size from 2,243 to almost 4,000 squarefeet and are priced from $520,000. The community’s models recently opened. At Shea Homes’ condominium communities — Carino Villas [in Chandler] and Vantage [in Ahwatukee] — some of the residents office out of their home either fulltime or part-time, said Ken Peterson, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes Arizona.

“The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo is in a premier location providing close proximity to the Price Corridor. The Cays is also located within walking distance to top restaurants and entertainment.” —Shantelle Monongye, Statesman Group of Companies

“While our two condominium communities aren’t specifically designed to be work/live condos, they do have characteristics that are attractive to those who want to live and work from home,” Peterson said, including sound-reduction technologies “that help create a good work environment.”

“Think of just about any profession and there’s probably a segment of that industry working from home,” he noted. “The ability to connect from home means just about anyone can now work remotely.” WHERE can you >nd live/work condos? “In terms of location for a condo community, young professionals and Baby Boomers seek convenience to their employment — minimizing travel to work — and close proximity to shopping, dining, entertainment and a major freeway system,” said Shantelle Monongye of the Statesman Group of Companies, which developed The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo in Chandler. “Our community [provides] close proximity to the Price Corridor (that includes employers such as Wells Fargo, Iridium, eBay/PayPal, Infusionsoft, AmeriCredit, Orbital and Intel),” Monongye said, adding that The Cays is also located WORK WHERE YOU LIVE; continued on page CL5

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Taking condo kitchen designs to the max Scott Sandler Photography via Cachet Homes

Amping up ef;ciency for smaller spaces

“Today’s condo designs emphasize the kitchen.

By Rhona Melsky

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he saying goes that big things come in small packages — and that can be said for kitchens, too. Since many condos and townhomes are smaller than typical single-family homes, efficient kitchen design is a must. Today’s builders amp up the efficiency-quotient of smaller kitchens without skimping on any of the functional amenities or style. “Today’s condo designs emphasize the kitchen,” said Andrew Hickey, president and chief operating officer at Serenity Development. “It’s where form meets function and is truly the heartbeat of the residence.” According to Hickey, the trend in residential homebuilding is that people are spending more on kitchens. “The kitchen represents the epicenter of the home,” he said. “It’s where the day begins and ends for family gatherings and social entertaining. Customizing a kitchen to an individual’s lifestyle is something we often see.” Hickey continued: “At Serenity Fulton Ranch in Chandler, the kitchens are well-designed functional workspaces that have an aesthetic appeal showcasing the character of the home.”

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Maximizing ef;ciency Serenity kitchens feature luxury amenities such as stainless steel ENERGY STAR®rated appliance packages, gas stoves, soft-touch cabinet hardware and expansive granite countertops. Hickey noted that all of Serenity’s kitchens have an open, comfortable and functional feel to them and are designed to blend into other living spaces, including great rooms. “We know that the kitchen is the focal point of the home and we work with our architects to make sure the layout is efficient and we maximize the space,” said Sue Goodrich, vice president of sales and marketing for Cachet Homes. Cachet builds single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, including condos at

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Cachet at the Wigwam [in Litchfield Park] and Cachet Monterey Ridge [on the Phoenix/Scottsdale border]. Goodrich said that whenever possible, they install a walk-in pantry in their condo kitchens. “Otherwise we make sure that there is adequate cabinet space in the kitchen,” she said. “To maximize the eating areas, we always include a breakfast bar.”

Appliance packages set the tone Serenity’s kitchen designs begin with the appliance package. “One of our larger buyer demographics is downsizers,” Hickey said. “They want convenience and an active lifestyle but don’t want to compromise their standard of living.” One of the tricks to integrate appliances into a smaller kitchen design is a counterdepth refrigerator — which only comes out as far as the countertop — whereas a standard refrigerator protrudes approximately six inches from the edge of the counter. “The counter-depth model is very popular and makes the kitchen feel more open,” Goodrich said. Another kitchen design trend is a range that does not incorporate a backsplash so that the controls are built into the actual range. “It’s a nice look that makes everything feel larger,” Goodrich said. The trend toward lighter-hued cabinets in whites and creams is not only popular, it also helps to open up the kitchen so it feels larger, according to Goodrich. Quartz countertops are a solid surface that also helps to make things feel brighter, bigger and more open. There is an unlimited selection of quartz and granite for countertops depending on style and budget. “A cleaner and crisper look tends to work better in a smaller space,” Hickey said. “For the downsizer, that means convenience without compromise.”

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Villagio at Dove Valley Ranch

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as a heated pool, spa, barbecue area and exercise room. Located just a short drive from restaurants and entertainment venues, residents of Villagio at Dove Valley Ranch can also enjoy nearby bike paths, hiking trails, parks and other outdoor recreational amenities.

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“Acoustic ratings are about 30 percent higher with the blue jeans insulation than with traditional /berglass batt insulation.” —Matt Clark, Landmark Homes USA Landmark Homes USA, Phoenix, owner of Center 8. Landmark used DensGlass® Shaftliner, a Georgia-Paci>c product, between the walls. “There are two layers of drywall-like material that are inserted in H-slots,” Clark said, adding that “the wall is continuous between the units from front to back and from slab to roof and then there is an air gap on either side of the DensGlass wall and then the individual framing member wall for each unit.”

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Sound reduction 101 Builders step up to keep noise levels down By Rhona Melsky

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ondo living typically includes a host of positive attributes as well as a lock-and-leave lifestyle offering residents the freedom to come and go as they please. It frees up the owner from yardwork and other DIY issues that tend to come with owning a single-family house. However, sometimes living in close proximity to neighbors can bring an unwanted noise factor — but fortunately, many of today’s condos feature a variety of built-in sound-reduction techniques. “One of the biggest opportunities for improvement in attached homes is sound reduction,” said Nick Wright, area construction manager, Shea Homes, Scottsdale, which owns the Carino Villas community in Chandler. The community, which is Shea’s first condo project in Arizona, includes 12 buildings of six to eight attached residences for a total of 79 units. Shea also has a luxury gated condo community called

Vantage in the Ahwatukee Foothills off Chandler Boulevard and 5th Avenue. Shea went into existing units at Carino Villas and listened to homebuyers about their biggest complaints — and sound was at the top of the list. “We were on a mission to find better methods on how we could reduce the sound in our buildings,” Wright said. One of the culprits was the noise caused by the loud closing of cabinet doors and drawers whereby the noise could be heard in lower units. The solution? “We used soft-close technology on all cabinet doors and drawers and that helps prevent slamming and reduces vibration in the walls,” Wright said. Between the walls To maximize sound reduction at Center 8, a townhome complex in Downtown Phoenix, the focus was on the walls. Center 8 features 30 units; each is three stories.

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“For sound transfer, we focus on the party or shared wall between two units, because Center 8 is three-story living with no one living above and below — only a neighbor to each side,” said Matt Clark, vice president of construction operations,

It’s in the jeans While one of the 2X4 walls will receive >berglass batt insulation, the other wall receives blue jeans insulation, which is, believe it or not, actually made up of old blue jeans. “It has a good sound-dampening rating,” Clark said. “Acoustic ratings are about 30 percent higher with the blue jeans insulation than with traditional >berglass batt insulation.” The walls at Carino Villas are doublewalled and each is insulated, creating an air gap to reduce the sound between condo units that are on the same level. To further help reduce noise, the plumbing lines are specially wrapped and insulated between =oors to reduce the sound from upstairs units that could be heard in lower units. Flooring Shea installed a product at Carino Villas called Quiet Qurl®, a spongy-type mat placed on the decking of the upper units that provides a barrier between the wood and actual surface of the material used on the =oor, whether tile or carpet. A self-leveling concrete is installed on top of the Quiet Qurl, which is 1.5- to two-inches thick and drastically reduces the sound. “The feedback is great,” Wright said. At Center 8, there are no =ooring issues, according to Clark. “There is an investment for the walls, which is a small amount over a normal party-wall assembly, but we believe it pays for itself because of the comfort of the owners,” Clark said.

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classes. “Owners can work out with TRX equipment and kettlebells. The juice bar is the perfect place to visit after a workout for a fresh-pressed juice made with organic fruits and vegetables,” Thompson [of Mountain Shadows Resort] said. The fitness center includes 360-degree views and abundant natural light, two 75-foot pools, a waterfall and poolside food and beverage service. “We see wellness as more than a trend,” Thompson said. “As people are realizing the importance of healthy living and also enjoying it as an integral part of their lifestyle and travel, we wanted to offer a boutique fitness and wellness experience.” Newcombe [of Launch Real Estate] said the fitness center at Optima at Camelview Village in Scottsdale offers basketball courts, while some communities offer virtual-experience cardio machines where residents of the community can interact with instructors in remote locations and enjoy various immersive scenic surroundings on screens as they work out.

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“We see our buyer as someone who wants a luxurious modern retreat, with amenities and events to fit their lifestyle,” Thompson said. “Someone who wants to admire the desert scenery and stunning views while still being in a central location that’s close to excellent shopping and dining and perhaps hiking as well. While we don’t anticipate all buyers to have a focus on fitness, The Citizens Club will be very approachable to all levels of experience.” “Condo buyers in general want an amazing lifestyle experience,” Newcombe said. “They want to be able to enjoy a beautiful fitness center right where they live rather than having to travel down the road.” By making access to a fitness center convenient, he said, the community adds value, especially as the fitness center often becomes part of a larger social and entertainment area within the community.

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within walking distance to top restaurants and entertainment. While the majority of condo communities are located in the urban core, Peterson [of Shea Homes] said, “you’ll also find them sprinkled throughout suburban areas. Typically, condo neighborhoods are found at major intersections, making them more accessible to traffic corridors, shopping and dining.” WHY live/work ‘works’ well The typical model for a live/work community is a mixed project with live/work units on the street-facing frontage and traditional condos on the interior, Engelsberg said. “SOHO Scottsdale [has] communal courtyards that have roll-up doors from the first-floor office spaces, creating a true sense of community,” she said. Technology has created a mobile workforce, Peterson said, and work can now be done from virtually anywhere. “Depending on the nature of work, a condo community can be the ideal place to live

and work,” he said. “The space needs to be suitable to provide a comfortable work environment, and if phone calls or meetings are involved, the condo community can’t be unbearably noisy.” The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo provides “penthouse/loft plans where the loft level is perfect as a working den to accommodate professionals who work specifically from home,” Monongye said. “Our largest penthouse/loft plan has two bedrooms with a loft level and three full baths.” The greatest advantage of live/work condos is “quite simply, living and working in the same building,” Engelsberg said. “You save yourself time, money and energy, allowing you to do more of what you love, like relaxing on your rooftop deck or mountain biking in the McDowell Mountains.” “A 30-second commute to work is not a bad gig,” Peterson pointed out. “Entrepreneurs and telecommuters can save on rent when they work from home. In some cases, home office space may be deducted from taxes as well.” WHAT else to look for “The space needs to be conducive to the type of work being done,” Peterson said. For example, decide whether a two-level home will be optimal instead of a condo all on one level. Other considerations: Will you need a super-quiet setting, a separate room for equipment, space for client, customer and/or vendor meetings, etc. Engelsberg recommends looking for a condo community that offers adequate parking, reasonable HOA fees and “location, location, location. When living and working in the same place, it’s important that place provides you with the quality of life you desire.”

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Priced from the mid $300,000's | 1,381 - 2,088 sq. ft.

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TheRidgeTroonNorth.com | 480.431.9377 n. 24th

4444 N 25th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602.402.0067

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Sales by Cambridge Properties, Inc., Keith Mishkin, Broker. Square footage is approximate and may vary. This material is not an offer to sell real property and shall not be construed as an offer in violation of the law of any jurisdiction. Obtain all relevant documents, disclaimers, and covenants, and read them before signing anything. The depictions herein may reflect building, amenities and improvements some or all of which may be conceptual only, and subject to change without notice. All brokers welcome. Price, terms, incentives, material, and availability subject to change without notice. Subject to Public Report. BRE#01856457

Open Daily 10am - 5pm 10260 E. White Feather Lane #1049, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Sales by Cambridge Properties, Inc., Keith Mishkin, Broker. Square footage is approximate and may vary. This material is not an offer to sell real property and shall not be construed as an offer in violation of the law of any jurisdiction. Obtain all relevant documents, disclaimers, and covenants, and read them before signing anything. The depictions herein may reflect building, amenities and improvements some or all of which may be conceptual only, and subject to change without notice. All brokers welcome. Price, terms, incentives, material, and availability subject to change without notice. Subject to Public Report.

Optima Kierland, North Scottsdale’s premier luxury condominiums, offers a variety of exclusive amenities to promote and enhance a healthy, active lifestyle. The extensive ~ 16,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor fitness center with on-site personal training by ProCore Performance™ will keep both mind and body fit for the pursuit of enjoying all that life has to offer. In addition to a massage room, yoga room, spa, steam room, sauna and cold plunge, the rooftop Sky Deck offers spectacular mountain and city views. Well-being comes from living well. Now Selling. Sales start in the low $300,000s. Call 480 630 1200 for priority selection.

SALES GALLERY 15450 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

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All descriptions, depictions, and renderings are provided solely for illustrative purposes and are subject to change and should not be relied upon to confirm applicable features. All sales subject to receipt and acceptance of the ADRE Public Report. All information including pricing, building and floor plan design, features, amenities, standards and options are subject to change without notice. Polaris Pacific–ADRE #661757000. @2017 Optima Kierland. All rights reserved.

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