Look toward downtown Minneapolis from most directions, and it’s hard to miss the Eleven riverside condominium, the new slim, tall and sleek white Mill District tower that has sprouted from a former parking lot into the skyline.
The 550 foot tall waterfront condo at 1111 West River Pkwy. (which is expected to roll out the welcome mat for residents early next year) will be the tallest residential building in town.
The 42-story tower with 118 residences – 17 of which are penthouses – should make its mark in more ways than one. Developers Ryan Companies and Arcadia aim to make the resort stand out for the lifestyle it offers as well as its design.
âIt will be like living in a hotel, but without hotel guests,â said Kevin Mullen, listing agent for Eleven, of WMG Partner at Lakes Sotheby International Realty.
Starchitect Robert AM Stern and his internationally renowned firm Robert AM Stern Architects (RAMSA) of New York City designed the Eleven plan.
The company was chosen because it has experience in high-end condo towers such as 15 Central Park West (New York) and One Bennett Park (Chicago), and also because it has the reputation to work in different styles of construction and to complement neighboring structures.
For their first project in Minnesota, the team led by Paul Whalen, partner and principal architect of RAMSA, ultimately decided that Eleven would have an Art Deco touch while keeping contemporary living in mind.
âIt has that very intentional Art Deco style and arched windows that are true to the area and pay homage to the stone arch and the historic [Southeast Steam Plant]”said Carl Runck, director of real estate development for Ryan Companies.
The result: a slender-looking building constructed of precast concrete with double-height ceilings and windows in a variety of sizes. It also has a crown recessed on the outside to create a shapely silhouette in the same vein as existing downtown landmarks such as the Rand and Foshay Towers.
Luxury living also means high end amenities.
Eleven will house a restaurant run by a 4,000 square foot chef who has yet to be named. Residents will have a private entrance separate from the restaurant which enters through a motor court into a double-height lobby with arched doors. A library, meeting room and 24/7 concierge service will be on the first floor.
In addition to what will become the city’s tallest residential tower, there are many firsts, Mullen said.
The seventh floor will feature a multi-purpose sports field for playing pickleball, hoop shooting and more.
âIt’s unique in Minneapolis in that there is no other residential building that has an indoor sports field,â he said.
A amenities platform will offer a pool room with wet bar, pool table, and golf simulator as well as a demo style kitchen, private formal dining room, and seating areas.
Indoor entertainment areas lead to an expansive 18,000 square foot landscaped patio. The outdoor space includes lounges, a pergola, a 25-meter swimming pool and a fountain that also doubles as a wading pool because “we see this building as multigenerational,” Mullen said.
The placement of the bridge on the eighth floor means that regardless of future development there will always be views of the Mississippi River and the Stone Arch Bridge.
That’s because Arcadia’s project partner Luigi Bernardi owns the building across the street, and an easement ensures that anything built in the future cannot be taller than the structure. current of four floors.
“The view of the city [from the Eleven deck] will never be obscured, âRunck said.
Drawings of decadence
Depending on which side of the building one resides in, the views range from the Mississippi River and Stone Arch Bridge to Gold Medal Park and the Guthrie Theater to US Bank Stadium and the downtown skyline.
On most floors, there are four to five condo units. The 1,600 square foot units include two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Prices start at just $ 1 million and go up depending on the view, location, and square footage of each unit.
There are three styling options for these units, but the finishes – cabinetry, countertops, flooring, and lighting – are customized.
âNo two units will be the same,â said Martha Dayton, president and senior designer of Martha Dayton Design. Dayton and Peterssen / Keller Architecture designed two of the style options, while Stern’s firm designed the third.
Chelsea style presents a modern look. âThis is our most contemporary design with steel hoods and more open shelves,â Dayton said. “The Chelsea were unique in the way we played with the black finishes. It made them more fun and forward thinking.”
The Kenilworth is for residents who want a more traditional and classic style of paneling and cabinetry.
Stern’s company designed a ‘transitional’ style, in which details such as carpentry and beaded edges are mixed with clean lines.
âIt’s not austere, and it doesn’t get too traditional. It’s warm, modern,â Dayton said.
While the custom touches are meant to make each unit unique, there are some features that the condos will have in common – long hallways, 8 foot doors, ceilings of at least 10 feet, high finishes. range and bathrooms with bathtubs, walk-in showers and heated floors. In addition to the master bedroom, the majority of units will have an ensuite bathroom to the second bedroom.
Each unit will also have heated recessed terraces of at least 14 feet by 14 feet to provide outdoor living spaces.
Penthouse in the plural
Eleven will also house 17 penthouses, starting from the 34th floor. Most take up half a floor and are “100% customizable blank canvases,” Mullen said.
Homeowners can hire architects and designers and work with Eleven’s building partners, Streeter & Associates, and John Kraemer & Sons.
Penthouses can hold up to five bedrooms and feature at least 4,500 square feet of interior space and two terraces. Units start at $ 4.5 million before construction.
And then there’s the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of Eleven: an yet to be priced duplex penthouse that occupies the 40th and 41st floors and includes 10,200 square feet of interior space and 2,200 square feet. outdoor space.
So far, three quarters of Eleven’s units have been sold.
And the team behind it is hoping that, as it develops a residential tower with personalized touches and many firsts, it will continue to attract those who buy high-end luxury real estate.
âWe deliver homes with a personalized design experience in the sky,â said Mullen.