Optima is introducing its next evolution of sophisticated urban living and design with the announcement of Optima Kierland, a new community featuring Optima’s award-winning architectural vision and high-rise luxury living, now being constructed at Kierland in North Scottsdale.
Optima Kierland, situated on 9.5 acres at Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard, showcases signature Optima architecture design aesthetics, floor-to-ceiling glass allowing unencumbered desert and mountain views, simple details that reflect the inherent beauty of quality building materials, and open, flexible floor plans that provide residents the ability to customize living spaces. The property is located in the heart of the North Scottsdale urban core, surrounded by upscale shopping and dining destinations Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, and several neighboring golf clubs including the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.
Optima is renowned in the Phoenix metropolitan area for its elegant buildings, which create rich textures, shades and shadows; and rooftop gardens and “vertical landscaping,” with plants growing from private terraces scaling building exteriors.
“With every community we create, we consider how we can design to enhance our residents’ lives. At Optima Kierland, we are starting with the superlative amenities and natural beauty of Kierland, and the juxtaposition of the urban landscape and surrounding desert,” said David Hovey, Jr., president of Optima. “It’s against this exquisite backdrop that we get to do our work of carefully considering, designing and managing the thousands of details that will go into creating a distinctive, quality home for discerning residents who will one day live here.”
In Phase I, Optima Kierland includes a 12-story condominium tower with 220 residences. Two levels of underground parking are provided beneath the condominium tower. One- to five-bedroom homes range in size from 720 to 4,550 square feet. To provide extensive resident choice, Optima Kierland offers 15 floor plans. The Optima Kierland Sales Gallery, located at 15450 North Scottsdale Road, will open early 2016.
Extensive amenities — exclusive and private for homeowners — are conveniently presented within the condominium tower. The Optima Kierland rooftop amenities are a signature element of the development. The “negative edge” railing designs will provide dramatic, uninterrupted views of the McDowell Mountains and cityscape, which can be enjoyed from the rooftop lap pool, spa or outdoor lounge areas. All residences are fully customizable and include private garden terraces that are spacious enough to double as an additional room.
A glass-enclosed, 16,000-square-foot fitness center is the jewel of the fitness amenities, complete with weights, the latest cardio equipment, and personal trainers. Indoor basketball and squash courts, an indoor golf simulator, steam rooms and locker rooms are also featured. In addition to a lap pool and lounge areas, rooftop amenities include a therapeutic spa, steam shower, sauna, outdoor showers, full kitchen with a covered bar, and fire pits. Community gathering spaces include the residents’ club and party room with a full catering kitchen. Outdoor leisure amenities also include landscaped courtyards with outdoor sculpture gardens, water features, sun decks, barbecue areas, and a dog park.
Concierge services and secure indoor parking are provided onsite.
Among the next generation design and sustainability elements at Optima Kierland are the integration of enhancements to the vertical landscape and architectural shading systems that protect homes from the sun and create additional privacy, while filtering the air and lowering the ambient temperature. Technologically advanced building materials will extend the building lifespan, ensuring enduring quality. At project completion, there will be more than five acres of landscaped open space on the ground level, creating a park-like setting for the community. For these and other technology and sustainability innovations, Optima Kierland will be the pilot project for the City of Phoenix’s newly adopted International Green Construction Code.
“Optima Kierland is a landmark development for us because it embodies our evolution as architects, designers and developers, building on our 38-year legacy of innovating to create places that define new standards in living,” Hovey said.