Nov 9, 2011

~ downtown living

My dear friend Sarah is a realtor in Omaha and a TFT sponsor! Downing Properties Limited is Sarah's home base and she is loving the downtown location. We recently spent the afternoon in downtown Omaha taking in the Fall beauty and she gave me a little tour of some of the new hip dwellings people are calling their home. I enjoyed seeing condo living... so chic! Obviously, my first love is french country, but to have a second home, I could go totally different... completely contemporary! Forget the crusty and charming... move to sleek and cool! 


What a perfect day it was...


Our first stop, Riverfront Plaza. There are two towers of condos with amazing views of downtown Omaha and the Missouri River. 


Here you can see both towers...


Sarah has a listing and walked me through... Check out the spectacular views!



The Missouri River

Loved seeing the Bob Kerrey bridge from up here!



Here's a recap of the condo tour... 

 What fun to live downtown! A beautiful setting, a beautiful view!

More Riverfront living options...

Next, Sarah took me to J Lofts on 13th and Jackson. We drove with the windows down - no traffic, thank goodness! I was snapping photos out my window... while driving!







J Lofts are super chic and totally cool. 

Great spaces...



Love the doors...



The kitchen is awesome... I love that tile!



Stone elements mixed in...

Check out the lighting... and even the ceiling is cool!

 Here's another loft... 310. I love the finishes and the views are fantastic!



Could not have been prettier out on the balcony...




I just love the idea of starting fresh in clean spaces like these... with new finishes and appliances. It makes me want to be more of a minimalist...
Who are we kidding? We all know that being a minimalist isn't even a remote a possibility for me... But it's fun to imagine!




Here's an example of a penthouse. They are huge... 4,000+ square feet, and left unfinished so the new owner can customize as desired... Would I have fun designing one of these? Yes, I believe I would. (With the help of a real designer, that is!)


Check out the views from this balcony!





Impressively clean and neat hallways...


The concierge was out momentarily... He is at your beck and call if you live here... Need a few groceries? Want someone to walk your dog? Problem solved!

The pristine workout facility...

On our way home... what a lovely day in downtown Omaha!

And here we are back at Sarah's gorgeous home... I'm thinking inspired home, aren't you?




 Thanks for the fun downtown-living tour Sarah! 

If you've been thinking about a move, or have fantasized about downtown living, stop thinking and fantasizing and give Sarah a call! Visit her website HERE...

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3 comments:

Ivy Clad said...

Hmm.. downtown living is fabulous, but I think I'll settle for Sarah's gorgeous digs. ;-)

-Keri

Acquired Objects said...

Nice to have friends in high places so to speak huh? Gorgeous condos and I wouldn't mind living in one of them myself. Love the gallery/open style kitchens, I'm dreaming!


Enjoy your day!
Debra

Annie H. said...

Some very dramatic and beautiful apts. Looks like a dream pad for an upward and mobile yuppie couple:) Thank you.