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Central downtown location makes this condo just the ticket for sophisticated urbanites

Downtown location makes condo just right for sophisticated urbanites

On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
The owners of this Commerce Towers home combined two units and created a lavish open space for entertaining. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
Windows have custom electric shades.  Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
A warm white and gray palette provides a sophisticated vibe. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
The contemporary Balthaup kitchen featues Miele appliances. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
The master bedroom. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
The all-marble master bath. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
Commerce Towers amenities include a rooftop swimming pool and 24-hour valet and concierge service. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
One of three bedrooms in the 3,739 square foot dwelling. Photo by TK Images
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016
On the Market, 914 Main St., May 2016

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914 Main Street, #1201

Urbanistas with a taste for the good life are sure to find a comfy perch in this dramatic high-rise condo in Commerce Towers in the heart of downtown. The high-profile owners, who prefer to remain anonymous at this time, combined two units into a 3,739 square foot aerie with commanding views of downtown.

As one owner noted, the walkability score is 95. Indeed, the historic structure, built in 1923 by Jesse Jones, is connected to the downtown tunnel system, is on the Metro line and is within walking distance of Discovery Green, Market Square and various downtown entertainment venues.

Add 24 hour valet and concierge service, a fitness room, rooftop pool with more dramatic skyline views, and two party rooms.

Because of the double unit, the condo boasts two storage units in the building, four parking spaces and an attic in the dwelling

The walk through: A warm white and grey palette speaks creates a contemporary/sophisticated decor in an open floor plan that is ideal for lavish entertaining. With loads of windows in the main living area, custom electric shades provide instant privacy or insulation from the sun.

The home includes three bedrooms, three full baths, and one half-bath. That includes the guest suite which opens from its own den/study to the bedroom. All closets are Programme Martin. (The guest suite even has its own washer/dryer set.)

The owners provided many upgrades to the unit including the Balthaup kitchen which was custom-designed at Kuhl-Limscomb and manufactured in Germany. Features include Miele appliances and a built-in coffee system with plumbed-in water connection.

The bar features Calacatta marble counters, Dornbacht faucet, a built-in extra full-size refrigerator/freezer and second dishwasher. 

Square footage: 3,739.

Asking price: $1,445,000.

Listing agent: Vikki Evans with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.