Condo Spotlight: Ventana

Come experience all that Ventana has to offer its residents!

Cityside | Channelside | Waterside

Ventana ChannelsideEmbraced by a soothing ambiance and the ultimate in refined amenities. Ventana is enhanced by striking floor plans, gracious verandahs and natural light cascading through expansive picture windows. With an intimate collection of only 84 unique residences ranging from 1,100 to more than 2,600 square feet, Ventana is a window to a world all your own.

Huge picture windows illuminate each residence with natural light and are the focal point of open floor plans that spill out onto large terraces and balconies overlooking downtown, Channelside and the waterfront.

Designed by renowned architect Walton H. Chancey, these uniquely gracious and sophisticated residences include concierge services, and exceptional features and finish not found in most urban residential offerings. More refined than lofts. More intimate than towers. This is Channelside’s most livable take on downtown living. Walk to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Channelside Bay Plaza, Channelside Movie Theater & IMAX, the Florida Aquarium, and Cruise Ports or catch a streetcar to downtown Tampa and Ybor City.

Ventana Channelside PoolFlowing water features welcome residents onto the terrace club level, featuring a spacious sundeck, refreshing pool and spa. This elevated urban oasis features private nooks and social areas surrounded by lush landscaping and spectacular downtown views. A covered outdoor dining area and grill set the scene for nightly gatherings of residents and friends.

The sophisticated media and clubroom with stylish furnishings, artwork and lighting create a stimulating environment for relaxing with friends, entertaining and watching sports or movies.

A fully equipped fitness center and sauna round out a lifestyle of vibrant health and wellbeing – all overseen by the attentive services of a fulltime concierge.

Ventana also provides the privacy of enhanced security features, including private entry and a monitored, residents-only parking garage with two reserved parking spaces per residence.

Ventana is the urban home you’ve been waiting for!

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Condo Spotlight: Victory Lofts + Model T Lofts

Victory Lofts

Victory Lofts ChannelsideThe upscale features you’ll find in the Victory Lofts aren’t just for show or limited to one or two items. Careful planning has gone into constructing a loft home with expertly crafted, aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional amenities that fit in perfectly with your lifestyle. Victory Lofts in Channelside offers one the best of Urban Living experiences in all of Tampa! Step into this open floor plan condo with twelve foot ceilings, polished concrete floors, and exposed duct work.

Watch cruise ships come and go through the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the port. The open and spacious kitchen offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas stove! Building amenities include controled building access and secured/covered parking, fitness center, roof-top terrace and deck with a projection theater.

Victory Lofts Amenities & Features:

  • Victory Lofts Channelside TampaSoaring Ceilings
  • Polished Concrete Floors
  • Exposed Duct Work
  • Open and Spacious Kitchen with Granite Countertops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Gas Stove
  • Optional Balconies
  • Spacious Closets
  • High-speed wireless internet standard in each unit
  • Secure Building Access with closed circuit monitoring
  • Secured / Covered Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Roof-top Terrace and Deck
  • Projection Theater
  • Online Concierge Service

Model T Lofts

Model T Lofts ChannelsideLive in one of Tampa’s only true loft buildings and enjoy urban living at its finest! This 1925 historic Model T Ford factory has been beautifully restored into Art-Deco style urban lofts with original columns, high ceilings, large open rooms, concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed ductwork, and 10′ ceilings. The spacious kitchen has granite tops, stainless appliances including a gas range for the gourmet cook, and a breakfast bar with pendant lighting.

Model T Lofts highlights include: upgraded closet system and built-in contemporary armoire; separate secured storage area; and secured parking. Reserve the top floor entertainment… room equipped with a theater style TV, full kitchen, and a spacious roof top terrace with gorgeous views of downtown. Other amenities include a fitness center, and the Victory Cafe located on the ground floor! Fees include basic cable TV, high speed internet, building insurance, water/sewer, trash pickup, and gas!

Model T Lofts Channelside TampaJust steps from bustling Channelside, the cruise terminals and downtown Tampa, you will find the unprecedented urban lifestyle of the Model T Lofts. With large open spaces, polished concrete floors, natural light and stainless steel appliances, a Model T Loft can be your canvas for creating a living environment that fully expresses yourself.

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Condo Spotlight: The Meridian

The Meridian in ChannelsideThe Meridian is an art deco style residential building in the Channelside district of Tampa. It is reminiscent of the vintage buildings in Miami’s South Beach.

Built in 2005, the Meridian is a modern loft building in the Channelside neighborhood of Tampa, located at the intersection of 12th and Whiting.  Featuring open layouts, functional floor plans and high-end amenities, the Meridian brings the contemporary culture of Manhattan and the chic style of South Beach to Tampa’s Channel District.

The Meridian Condo LayoutThe Meridian in Tampa will amaze any urban dweller.  From the private terrace you can entertain in style with unobstructed views of the Port of Tampa and the hustle and bustle of 12th Street.  This is the ideal down town Tampa location, walk to the Tampa Bay Times Forum or Channelside Bay Plaza and enjoy the finest in downtown urban living.

The Meridian Amenities & Features:

  • Two Walls of Windows
  • The Meridian Pool10′ Ceilings
  • Large Kitchens
  • Center Island & Lots of counter space
  • Stainless Appliances
  • Split Bedrooms
  • Rooftop Clubroom
  • Rooftop Pool & Spa
  • Spa & Cabanas

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Condo Spotlight: The Place at Channelside

The Place at ChannelsideThe Place at Channelside offers contemporary, urban living in an incomparable waterside location in the Channelside district of Tampa, FL. This stunning collection of luxurious, urban apartment homes delivers innovative, spacious interiors with a variety of visual delights, posh finishes and cutting-edge technology that combine to create a five-star living experience.

Add resort-style amenities, downtown Tampa convenience, excellent security and unsurpassed waterfront entertainment options and it’s a place you’ll want to be. From front row views of Tampa’s Garrison Seaport and Florida Aquarium to the Ybor City historic electric streetcar line, IMAX and a variety of eclectic shops and restaurants on the waterfront, it’s all here at The Place at Channelside and just steps from your front door.

The Place at Channelside Pool CourtyardWith its unique and stunning architecture, The Place is a residential retreat with a stepped design of two buildings rising to five and eight glorious stories, which flank a creatively designed inner courtyard oasis. Luxurious amenities such as a magnificent palm-studded lap pool area and an entertainment ready community lounge with sweeping outdoor terraces and stunning views make this progressive and unconventional urban living in downtown Tampa.

A Unique, Resort Lifestyle Building Featuring:

  • An artistically landscaped courtyard with lap pool, meditation garden and patio area, whirlpool spa and a fitness center with sauna
  • A community lounge with full kitchen opening to an expansive rooftop terrace
  • Top security features and home technology, including remote garage entry, secure-access elevators, and integrated wiring
  • 24/7 concierge and uniformed doorman
  • Assigned covered parking plus bicycle racksThe Place at Channelside Condo

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11th Annual 4th of July Celebration in Channelside

The Great American Holiday returns to Channelside!

4th of July ChannelsideJoin the excitement on Wednesday July 4, 2012 with the party starting at 1pm. Enjoy live music, entertainment, dining, nightlife and of course Fireworks! Live music from 1pm-11pm! And… The Spectacular Fireworks show at 9pm.
The Channelside 4th of July Independence Day Celebration is a FREE event and is open to the public. Arrive early to check out one of the restaurants in Channelside for dinner and head into one of the bars before the crowd hits. Viewing of the Fireworks from the Wharf Area will be limited the first 3,000 people. Wristbands will be given out for access at the Garrison Street Gate at 7:00 pm. Only persons with wristbands will be allowed on the wharf.
Channelside Bay Plaza recommends parking at the garage across the street from the complex or in open lots between Channelside and Tampa Bay Times Forum. Also, consider taking the TECO Line Street Car from Downtown Tampa or Ybor City.
NO Coolers or Personal Fireworks and PLEASE drink responsibly! Please check the links listed below for parking and driving options.
Come experience one of the most exciting annual events in Downtown Tampa with SHELTER | Urban Real Estate!  See ya on the 4th!

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