Five-Star Address - 1200 Grandview


Let’s face it: there’s a lot to like about Grandview.  Few places in central Ohio offer such an eclectic mix of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, neighborhood bars and comfortable coffeehouses—a fact most evident from the energy that hums throughout the area in spite of winter’s freezing temperatures, and proved positive when said energy reaches a fever pitch during summer’s warmer months.  And for those who delight in the idea of living closer to the action, now there’s something else to like about Grandview.  One of the newest developments in the city, named simply for its address at 1200 Grandview Avenue, is an upscale boutique condominium mid-rise consisting of eight residences and one office suite.

“We believe 1200 Grandview will appeal to buyers who want the best dining, shopping and entertainment coupled with the convenience of condominium living, but who don’t feel downtown is right for them,” said Chip Santer, president and CEO of developer Santer Communities.  And true to his vision, the project has a bird’s-eye view of the Grandview strip and is within walking distance of such hotspots as the Drexel theatre, Shoku, Spagio, Stauf’s, and the Thirsty Ear Tavern.  Santer continued, “We wanted to give homebuyers an upscale option that captures the ease and convenience of urban living in one of central Ohio’s most popular, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.”

“Upscale” is certainly the buzzword at 1200 Grandview, considering the many amenities the project has to offer.  Because the building is new from the ground-up, the exterior design was inspired by the Grandview Avenue streetscape and is comprised of brick, stone, glass and metal.  Each unit comes with an oversized, private balcony while the building’s top-most level comes complete with a rooftop terrace sized at just over 1,000-square-feet.  The first-floor of the building is split between the aforementioned commercial/retail unit, an attractive lobby and a secured parking garage that accommodates two spaces per residence.  Prospective residents also will have 24/7 secured access to the building and a telephone entry system for guests.

Switching focus to the residential units and their interiors, the building offers three different floor plans and all eight come move-in ready.  Prospective buyers can expect professionally selected color combinations for features like hardwood flooring, contemporary-styled cabinetry and granite counters.  All three floor-plans have modern, urban detailing and nine-foot ceilings and were designed to incorporate at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms, although the two largest units come with an office/third bedroom.  The open, flowing design includes kitchen islands that maximize counter space, stainless steel GE Monogram appliances, Kohler and Grohe fixtures, and vent-less gas burning fireplaces.  All bathrooms have granite counters and 16” porcelain tile, while master bathrooms create added privacy for toilets and oversized showers.  All units come pre-wired for cable, data and phones and each floor-plan has a dedicated laundry space with washer and dryer hook-up.

At the current time, all 8 residences and the commercial space are available.  Residences start at just under $400,000 and range from roughly 1,600-square-feet to over 2,200-square-feet with balconies providing an additional 140 to 230-square-feet.  The commercial/retail unit set at $395,000, which includes 1,440-square-feet and a parking space.

For further information on pricing and availability, please contact Marilyn Vutech or Jeff Ruff of the Vutech & Ruff Team, Real Living HER, 614.255.0600,  realtors@vutechruff.com or Ted Celeste of Celeste & Associates, 614.487.8400, ted@celestehomes.com.  For financing and down-payment options, please contact Thomas Wheeler of National City Mortgage at 614.445.3705.  For more information on any of the artwork featured in the model unit, please contact Kristen Meyer of The Art Exchange, 614.464.4611, kristen@theartexchangeltd.com.