Sales are under way at a new townhome community in Bellevue, Wash., that boasts rooftop patios and the latest smart home technologies.
Developed by GIS International Group, Park 12 is located near the city's emerging Spring District neighborhood, with 12 homes adjacent to a private park space and creek.
Ready for occupancy in 2017, the townhomes have three bedrooms and range in size from 2,050 square feet to nearly 2,200 square feet. With prices starting in the $800,000s, the three-story homes feature private rooftop decks, ground floor patios and two-car, side-by-side garages.
“Today’s buyers are looking for homes that cater to outdoor living and entertainment, so we designed our rooftops to accommodate hot tubs, kitchens and other leisure spaces,” says Eugene Gershman, chief executive officer of GIS International. “What’s more, the private park is a one-of-a-kind amenity that sets Park 12 apart from other new construction options in Bellevue and the Eastside.”
Responding to strong market demand for turnkey homes, buyers have the ability to integrate the latest smart home technologies – often found only in multi-million dollar homes – and choose from a suite of upgrade options to personalize their home before moving in, he says.
Due to the community’s proximity to many of the region’s largest employers, the project's Realtor, Jason Foss, anticipates that it will appeal to buyers working at companies such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, Google, Expedia, Overlake Hospital and Group Health Medical Center. In addition, it was recently announced that Amazon will open an office in Bellevue and REI has plans to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Spring District in a few years.
Today, Park 12 has a Walk Score rating of 73, which Foss expects will only increase in the future with the build-out of the Spring District and the opening an East Link Light Rail station just a few blocks away.
As part of the project’s construction mitigation plan, the team is restoring a portion of Kelsey Creek, improving the stream buffer, reestablishing native plantings and enhancing urban wildlife habitat.