I went to visit three of the new condo projects on the Country Club Plaza today. Each were very different architecturally, and the prices span from $99,000 to over $1.5 mil. The three visited were: 4646 Broadway, the Ellington, and Wornall Park.
First stop was 4646 Broadway and boy did this knock my socks off. It was my personal favorite from the day because of the design aesthetic. It’s a new 12 story modern glass and concrete building on the north side of the Plaza with prices ranging from $599,500-$1,974,500. This building is very stylish and luxurious, and includes a covered private parking garage, concierge services, rooftop deck, storage space, and great views. The units are very spacious and bright with high ceilings and and open layout, each with its own private balcony.
The second project visited was the art deco inspired Ellington Condos. These are remodeled post-WWII apartment buildings also on the north side of the Plaza. Since these were originally built in the first half of the 20th century, the layout and sizes are smaller than today’s standards, but they are still nice and would be great for a first-time buyer, or single people. There are studios, one and two bedroom. Some of them have balconies. Prices range from $99,000-$184,900
The third project, and most interesting, was Wornall Park. The architectural inspiration came from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and it is designed in the prairie architecture style. All the wood work in this building is real wood – no particle board here! The cabinets were custom handmade by the Amish. The attention to detail in this project is phenomenal. Each unit has a huge balcony. The prices for these condos start in the $600’s and go to the upper 1 millions. I really liked this project – personally I prefer a more modern touch, but this is a fantastic project and worth the money.