When you think of Bexley, Ohio, you most likely think of tree-lined streets, boutique shops, and some of the most beautiful private residences in the city. It should come as no surprise then,that the Bexley Gateway project at the corner of Main and South Parkview Avenue lives up to the community’s reputation in every respect. This stunning new development consists of luxurious penthouses, New York-style brownstones, and condominium residences, all combined with brand new office and retail space to form a vibrant community-within-a-community sure to become Bexley’s next great landmark.
Bexley Gateway is divided into three distinct parts: the Shoppes at Gateway, the Park Three brownstones, and The Alexander, which is a completely separate building that houses 27 condominiums and 6 customizable penthouses. The Shoppes is already home to the comfortably-casual Rusty Bucket, and the charming Mozart’s Bakery. And because of the building’s distinctive and grandly styled corner turret, it’s the most obvious sign to the public that they are about to enter Bexley’s business district. Space within the Shoppes at Gateway is currently available for several retail outlets from 500 to 2,000 sq. ft. and for office suites from 1,200 to 8,000 sq. ft.
At the center of Bexley Gateway, Park Three is the home to Columbus’ only truly authentic brownstones. Each residence offers over 3,600 sq. ft. of living space split among five floors that are connected by a private elevator. Amenities for Park Three include 2 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in each unit, 2-car garages, lower-level family rooms, gourmet kitchens, laundry facilities on multiple floors, fireplaces, walk-in closets and luxurious master bedroom penthouse suites. The brownstones do enjoy a property tax abatement, and pricing starts at just over $1.3 million with no monthly condo fees.
Across a small courtyard from the Shoppes and adjacent to Park Three is the Alexander building, which anchors the north end of the complex. The first floor of the building consists of a lobby and reserved, covered parking. Each resident has an assigned spot within the lot and concierge provides valet parking. Security cameras monitor the garage and guest parking around the clock and emergency call buttons go directly to 911. Inside the Alexander’s stylish lobby are an inviting billiards area and a cozy library with fireplace and baby grand piano. A powder room and catering kitchen round out the first floor common space.
Below the first floor is the on-site fitness center, Club Alex. The space was designed to accommodate an array of high-end equipment and an aerobics area that residents may use with their personal trainer or for group exercise classes such as yoga or Pilates. The men’s and women’s locker rooms come equipped with both a shower and a steam shower, and plenty of lockers for personal use. The remaining space on the lower level is devoted to climate-controlled storage space. Every condo is assigned a space ranging in size from 90 sq. ft. to 120 sq. ft. (size assigned correlates to unit size). Additional common space is found on the 2nd floor in the form of two adjoining rooms with wet bar capabilities and on the 3rd floor in the form of a stunning dual-level atrium. The atrium’s showpiece is an 8 foot stainless steel and bronze sculpture with a water feature that incorporates sound and light.
In designing the models at Bexley Gateway, designer Allen Baker had a vision. “I wanted to demonstrate how each resident can create a customized residence—and personalize it to suit a distinctive lifestyle—by choosing from an attractive and lavish palette of finishes,” he said. And indeed, while one model is done in contemporary style and the other is more traditionally-styled, both truly epitomize what luxury living means.
Take the contemporary-styled unit for example. Every wall was hand-done by decorative painter Carol Buccilla. The concept was a marriage of continuity and simplicity and allows the high-end finishes to steal the show. The kitchen includes marble flooring, built-in refrigerator, island with built-in microwave, granite countertops, Kraftmaid cabinets, Kohler plumbing fixtures and a duel-fuel stove (gas burners and convection oven). Bedrooms were designed to accommodate a king-size bed with two nightstands and have 10 to 11 ft. ceiling heights. Bathrooms include double vanities, vanity-to-ceiling mirrors, frameless glass shower doors, fixed showerhead with movable wand and upgrades including tile in Black Ice slate and under-cabinet lighting.
With several units already in contract, prospective buyers are encouraged to schedule a tour as soon as possible. For more information, please visit www.bexleygateway.com or contact listing agents Marilyn Vutech and Jeff Ruff at 614.273.6212.