Welcome to San Diego Blog | September 4, 2013

Condos with Large Patios

It’s no secret that San Diego weather is just short of perfection.  However, it always amazes me how many condos in Downtown San Diego have really wimpy balconies or no balcony at all.  When you can be outside year round, it seems like such a waste of a great city to not take advantage of outdoor living opportunities.  Well, there are a finite number of downtown San Diego condos with large patios, but you’ve got to know just where to find them.

Downtown Properties with Private Terrace

Parkloft in Downtown San Diego is one such building that has properties with huge private patios.  These private patios serve as a great space for relaxation, entertaining, growing an urban garden or even playing with Fido or Fifi.  I’m not talking an 8′ x 10′ balcony, I’m talking a space of over 1000 sq/ft where you can host 50+ friends and family members!  Some of these private patios have their own spa, provided the building was engineered to support the extra weight.

Okay, so the patio is superb, but what about the actual property?  These properties come in all shapes and sizes, but this particular residence, #701 at Parkloft, features:

  • 1543 sq/ft of interior living space
  • 2 bathrooms – master features Japanese soaking tub and enormous walk in shower with bench and rain-shower.
  • 10′ 6″ ceiling heights with generous Pella Windows on the West and North.
  • Hardwood floors throughout living and kitchen areas
  • full size – side by side washer and dryer
  • 2 side by side parking spaces and storage
  • more details for Parkloft 701 here

What expense can I expect for a condo with a large patio?  Sales prices vary in different buildings and neighborhoods, but when a developer sells a condo new, they generally charge $200 per foot for the exterior space.  For a more popular building on a higher floor, one might pay more that this and on a less popular building with on a floor with no views, one could expect to pay less.

Outdoor spaces in high-rise buildings cost around $200 sq/ft

For this 7th floor property at Parkloft, which is in a  prime location in the East Village and adjacent to the ballpark, we took the average sales price per sq/ft for a corner residence and came up with our base sales price and then added the 1000 sq/ft deck at $180 per foot to come up with our sales price.  Keep in mind that buildings over 6 stories are constructed of concrete, steel and glass and therefore outdoor patios will generally cost less in these wood construction buildings.  Concrete is very expensive so a large terrace is not cheap to create!

Other buildings in Downtown San Diego that feature properties with large patios include

  • The Mark
  • Icon
  • Legend
  • Park Terrace
  • Nexus
  • Pinnacle
  • Renaissance
  • Park Place
  • La Vita
  • The Grande
  • Sapphire Tower
  • Treo
  • Search these Downtown properties here

For more information regarding properties with large patios, give us a call 619-356-3099 or send us a request for more info:

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Written by: chad

Categories: Downtown San Diego, East Village Real Estate, Gaslamp Real Estate, Little Italy Real Estate, Luxury San Diego Condos, San Diego Real Estate

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