From quartz countertops to VIP entrances to Golden 1 Center, the agents selling The Residences in downtown Sacramento said they believe they’ve got what buyers want.
Kicking off sales for the condominiums Tuesday, Christopher Miller of Beverly Hills-based The Agency said the term “urban development” is not accurate for what his group is offering.
“We truly think of it as an urban resort,” Miller said. He and his team showed off a mock-up at 660 J St. of what the condos will look like. Sales are underway for the 45 units, which will take the top five floors of the Sawyer hotel and retail building across from the new arena.
Unit sizes range from 789 to 3,323 square feet, and from one-bedroom units to three-bedroom penthouses. At the eastern and western ends of the building will be “end cap” units taking up the entire width of the floor, ranging from 1,653 to 2,118 square feet.
Each unit will have floor-to-ceiling windows to let in as much natural light as possible. With variations depending on the size, the condos would also have such features as kitchen islands with built-in wine bars, “wet rooms” with both bathtub features and showers in the same area, and master bedrooms with walk-in closets. San Francisco-based Puccini Group did the interior design for The Residences at The Sawyer. David Lee, the “experience producer” for the Sacramento Kings, was also involved in the design.
“With the design aesthetic, we wanted something that was uniquely Sacramento,” Miller said, showing a rendering with a leaf-like wall pattern as a nod to Sacramento’s City of Trees nickname.
Future occupants will also have access to a pool balcony and lounge, fitness studio and private residents’ lounge. The latter would be open only to Residences’ occupants, while the other two amenities would be shared with Sawyer guests, who will be on the fifth through 11th stories of the building. The amenities are on the third floor.
Condo residents will also have private elevators, valet and concierge service. Through a private parking area, Miller said, they’ll be able to enter Golden 1 Center through a VIP entrance, and also get priority ticket options and exclusive access to Sacramento Kings games and other arena events.
Miller said he expects buyers to be a combination of full-time residents and people looking for second homes. He envisioned a scenario where a company might buy one to entertain clients before an arena event, for example. But there could also be empty nesters who move from the suburbs, he said.
“I think you’re going to see an interesting mix of demographics and psychographics,” Miller said.
Though sales have begun, Miller said, he only described a positive reception from the community so far when asked how many have sold. Prices start at $600,000, he said, and did not give an upper limit. The units should be ready for move-in by year’s end, Miller said, adding potential buyers are as likely to be wooed by the views when he takes them up to the future units themselves as anything else. The sales team is based out of 660 J St., the Sacramento Kings’“Experience Center.”
Kings president Chris Granger, who was also present for the sales’ introduction, said The Agency’s reputation speaks to the project. The firm’s website lists developments in Malibu, Santa Barbara, New York City, Honolulu and Bail, among others, including The Residences.
“They’re the best in the world at what they do,” he said. “That interest in this project speaks to what we’re doing.”