After a spring spent inside, summer has been coming in hot to give folks safely sheltering at home an excuse to break free and get in some seasonal play while paying careful attention to the wellbeing of their loved ones, neighbors, and greater community.
Here at Knightsbridge Park, we’ve been dreaming of some of the summertime amenities at properties in our portfolio.
From sundecks large enough to accommodate social distancing to expansive pools and entire floors filled with fitness and relaxation spaces, these amenities bring the best elements of a resort visit right to residents while protecting health and safety and modeling good business citizenship during the COVID pandemic.
First up is the entire floor of amenities at 181 Fremont in San Francisco.
Lovingly curated by Kendall Wilkinson Design, this grand expanse of entertainment, work, and fitness areas includes a catering kitchen, a lounge complete with full bar and piano, and a dedicated yoga studio.
Best of all, the amenities floor is surrounded by a wraparound terrace that looks out at magnificent San Francisco and neighboring communities, including sweeping views of the various bridges that cross the Bay.
181 Fremont is following the California Association of Realtors’ safety regulations for private tours (in addition to providing virtual tours) and requires residents to wear masks and notify the on-site staff if they plan to use the amenity spaces.
NEMA Chicago, the new skyscraper on the edge of Chicago’s Grant Park, brings a classic Windy City silhouette to the skyline, but its collection of pools reminds us more of a Miami resort, complete with an open-air pool and hot tub on the 10,000-square-foot amenities deck and an indoor lap pool for the serious swimmers.
Open-air seating and private areas, complete with grills, TVs, and refrigerators, make the NEMA amenities the perfect place to enjoy a socially distant afternoon and evening with family and friends.
NEMA Chicago has complemented its general COVID precautions (e.g., masks required for all residents and staff in common areas and daily wellness and temperature checks for staff) with touchless amenity paths and convenient and safe amenity reservation technology.
Last but far from least, let’s head to New York City’s East Village for a look at a rooftop deck that’s packed with activities.
Residents of EVGB have access to a dedicated bocce court and putting green as part of the 19,000-square-foot roof deck, which also features a yoga lawn, outdoor grills, and seating, and a whole area for lying out in the sun on comfortable chaise lounges.
Best of all, the iconic Manhattan skyline surrounds the roof deck, giving residents a resort experience with areas for playing, lounging, and socializing—socially distanced, of course.
Social distancing of six feet and masks are, in fact, required in all common spaces, and EVGB has also installed sanitation stations throughout the building and is implementing all NYC directives regarding group gatherings.
The KB Park team may have been doing just a bit more daydreaming about these summertime amenities (and so many others) this season. And, during the worldwide COVID crisis, we’re especially eager to show how committed our clients are to luxury that never minimizes the health and safety of their residents.
Reach out to discover how we can assist in marketing your new development and its amenity spaces!