Yes, $950,000 seems like a lot of money for a condo, especially one that’s not “detached,” as we are calling garden homes now that the development code has caught up with the concept.
This one’s pretty special, though. It’s new work by local design-build firm North Arrow Studio, for one thing; the studio has turned out some impressive residential work as well as familiar and defining commercial design in the city, including Violet Crown Cinema and Container Bar. It also makes great use of the site, backing to Bouldin Creek and taking advantage of its with large oaks and other foliage to provide intimacy and quiet despite its location a couple of blocks from busy (and popular) South First Street.
The two-story condo is one of two units at the end of South Second Street; the lack of through traffic no doubt provides another level of peacefulness. It measures 1,782 square feet and three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
The home features stainless steel appliances, a cedar plank and stucco exterior, waterfall quartz kitchen counters, walnut and maple cabinetry, and polished concrete and oak floors.
Skylights, panoramic glass doors, and portrait and clerestory windows allow in natural light throughout the home, and there are views of the wooded surroundings from every room.
The Danish-modern-inspired living space blends patios and balconies overlooking Bouldin Creek and downtown.
• 100 South Second Street [Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty]