San Diego (PRWEB) July 16, 2008
One of the biggest success stories in San Diego urban living has become even larger as The Mark recently passed its half-way mark in sales, achieving a major landmark among downtown San Diego luxury condos.
Some 125 of the 244 urban residences had been sold or are in escrow since the premier condominium building in downtown San Diego real estate was completed a little more than a year ago.
According to The Mark's Sales Manager Rosemary Snow, those purchasing the homes to date have cited the building's quality design and construction, a rich array of residential and common area amenities and its much-coveted location on a full-block site in East Village, downtown San Diego's largest urban neighborhood.
A development of the Douglas Wilson Companies, The Mark includes 233 beautifully appointed urban residences in a dynamically styled 33-story glass and metal tower and 11 red brick-and-stucco townhomes on the perimeter.
The full city block development is conveniently located between Island Avenue and Market Street, a two-minute walk north of PETCO Park, the home of the San Diego Padres.
"We're continuing to see people from all who are interested in San Diego luxury condos," The Mark's Snow said.
Buyers are choosing from an unprecedented selection of 53 floor plans in one-, two, and three-bedroom designs, ranging from 733 to a spacious 2,430 square feet. Common area features include secured parking for 427 automobiles on three subterranean levels, 24/7lobby attendants; a concierge, and an onsite general manager. Rounding out the resort-like amenities is an interior courtyard, complete with a lap-length swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa, grass lawn ideal for croquet and bocce ball, barbecues and tables. Inside, there is a fitness center and floor exercise area, with a conference room available onsite for meetings. Another feature unique to The Mark among downtown San Diego condos is an interior drive that provides a convenient drop off at the lobby entry.
The residences, many of which feature sweeping views of PETCO Park, downtown San Diego and San Diego Bay, include Studio Becker European-style cabinetry, GE stainless steel appliances and gas cooktops; upgraded GE Monogram appliances in specific residences on the 20th floor and up; nine-foot ceilings in units on floors 2-19, 10-foot ceilings for those on the higher floors. Kitchens have granite slab countertops. Bathrooms feature limestone surrounds for showers and tubs and Toto bathroom fixtures.
Prices currently range from the low $500,000s to more than $3 million. All are available for immediate occupancy. A two-story penthouse is available for showing by appointment.
The Mark is located at The Mark Lane, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, and Island Avenue and Market Street. The sales studio, off the Ninth Avenue entrance, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday.