Raise the Rooftop Amenities

Raise the Rooftop Amenities

Sand volleyball court? Check. Rooftop farm? You bet. Gaming station, dog spa, butterfly habitat? Yes, yes and yes. Architects and developers are listening to the high-end demands of a growing population of millennial apartment renters and condo owners. Luxury amenities and multi-functioning public spaces are now non-negotiable musts, often seen as more important than an apartment’s actual square footage. Not surprisingly, many of these amenities take advantage of an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, allowing for the maximizing of available rooftop space while capitalizing on killer views – think sport decks, garden paths, and resort-style pools. It’s no secret millennials like to stay connected, and not just through social media. They are looking to create a social culture that starts when the workday ends, and these buildings provide possibilities to fit every type, whether it’s a pick-up game of basketball, a jam session in a music studio, or cooking a communal meal in a restaurant worthy test kitchen. These amenities might reflect a renter’s appreciation and commitment to a greener lifestyle with living walls, herb gardens and ample electric car charging stations, or speak to the straight-up luxury of wine lockers and tasting rooms. Whatever your fancy, the word is out and developers have more than raised the bar. The urban oasis, camaraderie filled fun-zone of your adult dreams is just a contract and a signature away. Welcome home!

Watermark Seaport, Boston

Rooftop Heaters residents’ lounge with billiards room • 18th floor sky deck • 2nd floor terrace with BBQ grills and fire pit • access to harbor and multiple parks • fitness center • wellness studio for yoga and group classes • dog washing spa • restaurants and coffee bar

Optima City Center, Chicago

Rooftop Terrace PatioDavid Hovey architect • fitness and aquatic center • workout room • indoor pool • steam rooms • residents’ club • morning coffee and tea service • indoor/outdoor lounge • pool table • shuffle board • catering kitchen• sky garden terrace • sundeck • hydrotherapy spa • fire pits • grilling stations

Watermarke Tower, Los Angeles


downtown-la-34th-floor-luxury-suite_57339_13509879861_1climate controlled wine cellar and tasting room • infinity pool • cabanas • pet spa • private screening room • yoga studio • fitness center • club lounge • billiards • serenity garden • grilling stations

4545 Center Blvd, Long Island City


Beach Volleyball Court50,000 square feet of outdoor amenities • two tennis courts • dog run • beach volleyball court • pool • roof deck • indoor and outdoor playgrounds • resident lounge

Gotham West, NYC

layer-3-0roof deck • outdoor movie theater • lounge deck • misting wall • curated art galley with rotating exhibits • demonstration kitchen • daily hosted breakfast • health club • outdoor fireplace

Hanover Post Oak, Houston

Amenities 15,000 square feet of resident amenities • fitness club • business center • catering kitchen • screening room • resort-style pool • private cabanas

LEVEL DTLA, Los Angeles


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14192785_1218774888143642_7378486627303661586_n37,000 square feet of resident amenities • fitness facility • pool • hot tub • steam room • sauna • rooftop basketball court • indoor/outdoor lounge

The Dylan, West Hollywood

10548946_328047624023255_2236550982237104805_ocollaboration between Newman Garrison Architects, Essex Property Developers and the Monarch Group • rooftop sundeck • resort style pool and spa • pilates/stretch room • clubroom with fireplace and kitchen • dog run

OneEleven, Chicago

Luxury Amenities RooftopKara Mann designed interiors, property managed by Bozzuto • health club • indoor pool with retractable wall • sun deck • tech bar • screening room • billiard lounge • full-service pet spa • Club OneEleven lounge

The Huxley, West Hollywood

the-huxley-weho-18-1200x647collaboration between Newman Garrison Architects, Essex Property Developers and the Monarch Group • resort style pool and spa • dog run • cyber-lounge • fitness center • teaching kitchen • roof deck featuring rooftop park • screening room