ORLANDO, Fla. — Presales will get underway soon for downtown’s élan on Marks – 10 luxurious four-story residences with rooftop terraces designed by the renowned Phil Kean, to be constructed by River Oaks Builders with exceptionally durable building materials.
Marisol Santiago Soderstrom of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, who is marketing the project, said there is nothing else like this in downtown Orlando. Inspired by its environment, the urban brownstone design of élan on Marks is not only unique and contemporary, but its solid, precast concrete walls provide unmatched thresholds for wind resistance and water penetration.
Located on Marks Street in the heart of the “NorthQuarter” that’s evolving as the fastest growing urban district in Orlando, “élan on Marks offers distinctive, sustainable townhome residences with a clean efficient look inside and out that will appeal to young urban professionals and those who want to live, work and play in the downtown area,” Soderstrom said.
The project will start construction in early 2017 and the exterior shells will be completely erected within 90 days, according to Soderstrom. The solid precast tilt-up concrete walls, which have been tested and proven to withstand winds in excess of 250 mph, also provide fantastic insulating and sound proofing. “The benefits of tilt up construction are countless,” she said.
At first look, élan on Marks is clearly a breakthrough in unique design with innovative features built in for the greatest energy efficiency, security and the lifestyles of busy, no-nonsense urban professionals. Standard are many high-end fixtures and finishes and an elevator that travels from ground floor to the rooftop.
Each owner will have an overview of downtown Orlando from their tiled rooftop terrace. It’s easy to imagine entertaining up there or just relaxing, sipping a cold drink and watching the streets unfold.
Four-story luxury townhomes at élan on Marks offer two and three bedrooms, three-and-a half baths. The ground floor includes a lanai and private two-car garage with frosted doors. The fourth floor is perfect as a third bedroom or home office. The open spacious floor plan boasts a contemporary kitchen with solid countertop surfaces and 10-foot ceilings with large glass windows and doors, along with a floating staircase with thick wood treads and clear glass railings in the living areas. A host of luxury extras are available to choose as well.
“The construction represents the gold standard for luxury townhomes due to its superior safety, sound and energy insulation,” Soderstrom explained.
“We expect great success from this development and encourage buyers to make a reservation today as there are only ten brownstones available and they will go quickly,” Soderstrom said, adding “When you put a team together that includes Phil Kean Design with Michael Madden’s River Oaks Builders, the result is timeless appeal that’s nothing short of spectacular.”
“élan on Marks is within walking distance of Lake Highland Prep school, several upscale restaurants, entertainment and cultural venues, the major employment centers of downtown Orlando to the south and the main campus of Florida Hospital to the north.