RJ York Development

August 15, 2008

Imagine having Clayton’s oldest and largest park just beyond your front yard. That’s the idea at the soon-to-be-completed Clayton Park Place condominiums. “Shaw Park is literally at their doorstep, and downtown Clayton is right at their fingertips,” says RJ York Development partner Robert Kramer.

While its location is a definite draw, Kramer says the privacy Clayton Park Place affords is also noteworthy, especially for people who are moving out of the suburbs. “It’s perfect for anybody who’s looking for an urban setting but not necessarily the lifestyle of living in a large building. It’s a tough transition for some people to move into a high-rise when they’ve never lived in one before,” he says.

“Clayton Park Place is built to be a very private building,” Kramer says. “The lobby sits about half a flight above street level, so there are no doors off the lobby. The first floor is half a flight above the lobby, so when first-floor residents are on their terraces, it feels like they’re on an upper floor.”

To ensure privacy, there are no long hallways, and each floor has semi-private elevators. The property has an all-steel and concrete construction for the highest level of sound-proofing. Kramer adds that a top-of-the-line security system is in place throughout the building, and there is underground, heated parking with storage and private, remote-controlled entry.

All 13 units overlook Shaw Park. “They all have terraces with a built-in barbecue pit, and some even have multiple terraces,” Kramer notes. “It’s all about bringing the outside in and including the park and its amenities into their lifestyle.”

Inside, Kramer says quality workmanship and high-end materials and finishes like hardwood floors, furniture-grade cabinetry, and granite and stone countertops are at every turn. Modern-day touches were also carefully planned. “The units have built-in wiring for surround sound, specialty lighting for artwork and wood burning fireplaces.” He notes that the gourmet kitchen is equipped with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, and the master bedroom and bath suite has a whirlpool tub and separate shower. All residents also can custom design their interiors with the help of June Roesslein Interiors.

Clayton Park Place has two- to four-bedroom units, plus two penthouses. Prices start at $1.225 million. Completion is expected in four months.