With the topping out of 700 Lake, Rocky River is one step closer to having one of the premier townhome/condominium communities in Northeast Ohio. The team at Brickhaus Partners has developed an upscale property that will soon be the envy of developers, builders and real estate agents in all of Ohio, if not the country.
Yes, it’s just that good. As Zach Norton, development and sales associate at Brickhaus, says, “There’s simply nothing else like it.”
An exclusive lakefront community of eight three-story townhomes with rooftop decks and lake views, as well as 25 condominiums in a five-story building overtop a 50 parking-space, temperature-controlled garage, 700 Lake offers its residents the best in amenities and living spaces decked out in impeccable upscale Italian materials. And each parking space in the garage is wired to accommodate electric vehicles.
The property is being represented exclusively by the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna’s No.1 team in terms of real estate volume on Cleveland’s West Side. The condos range in size from 1,800 to 6,700 square feet. While about half of the remaining condos are in the $1 million to $2 million price range, one of the four penthouses recently sold for $3 million.
Andrew Brickman, principal and developer of Brickhaus, expects to transfer the first townhome just after the first of the year, with the condos coming online in the second quarter. The townhomes are almost sold out, save one, while almost half of the condos are already spoken for. It’s a small wonder when you consider the effort that went into the design, materials and amenities.
“It is beautiful,” says Brickman. “But I really shouldn’t be taking all of the credit. Our project manager, who is also the managing director and partner of our company, is Alexandra Yonkov. She has taken this project from its inception through completion, handling all of the planning and zoning and overseeing the general contractor and the rest of our consultants.”
The materials are nothing short of spectacular and are the result of intense focus groups with high-end consumers and business professionals.
“The tile comes from Italy,” says Brickman. “So do the hardwood floors. We went on tours of 15 different factories with architectural consultants, looking for the highest-quality materials. It was difficult because of COVID-19, but we’re actually ahead of our construction schedule.”
Brickhaus is also using the same Aran Cucine kitchens used at the prestigious 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the tallest residential building in that city designed by the famed Rafael Viñoly.
“We are providing the same fit and finish that you would find at a multimillion-dollar condominium in New York City,” says Brickman. “Each condo has fully automated technology. You can control all of the lighting and the blinds. You can access the door with your phone and let in visitors. You can control the temperature and music.”
Best of all, every condo in the building has unobstructed lake views. “The building’s design and topography allowed us to do so,” Brickman explains, “because the building has two wings, and the eastern wing is longer by about 80 feet.”
There’s even an infinity pool on the roof that overlooks the lake. All of the condos also have floor to ceiling windows and huge, cantilevered, wraparound decks that are private and 10 feet deep — perfect for cocktail hours, entertaining guests or simply sitting and watching the sun dip down into the lake at the end of the day.