On the corner of First and Patterson is Dayton’s latest condo development: Patterson Square. Not your father’s townhouse, Patterson Square combines the best of traditional and modern interior designs. As a Realtor, I like seeing new builds or renovations in downtown Dayton. There is a need for it. I understand we have a lot of single family homes looking for owners, but people like variety. And no I don’t work for Charles Simms Development, I’m a HouseNerd who gets her kicks talking about real estate. So let’s take a quick tour.
It’s a (sing it with me) brick, house, and it is kinda mighty mighty if you want to know the truth. The exterior is all brick and like most townhouses, the windows are big. When you only have two sides to work with, you try to grab as much natural light as you can. At the street level is an attached 1 car garage w/ storage at the back, and a gated entry with a bricked courtyard at the front. Sandwiched between the two, is what they are calling a live/work space. Most likely to be used as an office or den, it could double as a guest room, this room is approx 12’2″ x 11′ 8″ with windows that will look out on the courtyard. Those buildings that face south will get some nice natural light in this room. HVAC system is in the garage.
Next level is what Simms calls the “Living Level”, but the rest of us call it the second floor. It’s an open kitchen/ living space with large windows on one side, and patio doors that lead to an 8×6 deck on the other which overlooks the common area of the development. Owners should get some nice views from here. You’ll be able to sit out there and enjoy music festivals at Riverscape. This level has an open floor plan and exposed beam 9′ ceilings, it’s a nice loft-like feel here- very modern. The entire space is 36″ long so you could pack some people in there for entertaining, but separate areas- kitchen, dining, living are nicely designated so it lends itself to more intimate gatherings as well. The powder room on this floor.
The third level is private spaces- two bedrooms and a shared bath. The master bedroom is 13’6″ x 11′ and features trey ceilings- a nice touch. Two separate closets? Yes, please. The second bedroom has its own walk-in closet, and the laundry is on this level. The full bath can be accessed from either the master or the hall. The entire unit is pre-wired for audio on all three levels, and is 1331 sq ft, not too shabby for a townhouse in the downtown residential district.
There are some Green Building features here, of course. You can’t really build these days without incorporating some green features and this development is Energy Star qualified- generally 20-30% more efficient than standard homes.
Overall, it’s another option to the growing residential district in downtown Dayton. Patterson Square will serve a market that is looking for something new, something efficient, close to everything in downtown Dayton, but a more traditional style than the Litehouse Development. These townhouses start at $139,900, and as of the offers of this post 9-18-11, they are offering pre-construction incentives such as closing costs if financed with their preferred lender, 6 months of HOA fees paid, flooring upgrades on Living Level (that is some beautiful flooring, I will say). Note: Prices and incentives are subject to change, please consult your Realtor or Simms Development for details. Each home comes with an in-house 1 year warranty, and a personal walk-thru with Charles Simms the developer, himself.
The Simms website is here, Patterson Square is here, but since it’s a new build there are no photos yet, so go to the Twin Lakes West photos to see a very similar townhouse. The photos included in this post came from the model at Twin Lakes West and while there will be some minor changes to the floor plan to make it optimized for the downtown site, you can see what Patterson Square is going to look like. How do you find out more? Contact Sales Rep Stephanie Dietz at Simms, 937-436-2913; or contact your Realtor who can walk you through the process and act as your professional eyes and ears to any new home purchase.
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