I recently got to get a sneak peak of Bosa’s newest highrise, Bayside at the Embarcadero. The Bayside condos in downtown San Diego is Bosa’s newest addition to San Diego and is supposed to be an ultra luxury, high-end, condo highrise. And from the little bit I’ve seen, I have to say, I’m happier than I thought I’d be.
I got to see a C floorplan on the 26th floor, which is a 2 bedroom+den, 2 bath condo with 1400 sqft. The C floorplan is located on the south west corner of the highrise and gets some great water views and some city views as well. The finishes through out the condos in Bayside are all very nice. No more GE Profile, no more Bosch…Bayside offers appliances by Viking, Snaidero and Miele. The kitchen islands also come with a wine cooler(at least the few that I got to see did), walkin closets
and self closing drawers(no more worrying about them slamming shut). The drawers also had some pull out shelves, making it much easier to access whatever you have in there – again, I’m not sure if this is standard, or an upgrade.
The kitchens were probably the most noticeable upgrade that I noticed at Bayside(compared to their previous highrises). They offer top of the line names and very sleek and stylish finished. The lobby and common amenities were also surprisingly nice. They don’t compare to Electra’s conservatory, but then again, what can? I think that Bayside’s lobby fits the building and isn’t boring, but not over the top. The community room/lounge area is also one of the more functional, inviting ones I’ve seen. It has multiple TVs and all the typical things(pool table, full kitchen), but seems more inviting and usable.
The Bayside condos also offer a theater room with a popcorn maker, Enoteca – their wine tasting room, which connects to a conference room…all of which were fairly impressive. My one question though, is why did Bosa put in such a large wine refrigerator in the wine room? Are people actually going to leave their wine in the common room? Is Bayside going to stock it for the residents? And on a lesser note, the whiteboard in the conference room is way too far back from the counter and not very functional. Bayside also has what appears to be an informal library – or maybe it’s just another sitting area?
Bayside’s pool and outdoor lounge area are very nice. It’s on the 3rd floor, along with all the other amenities, but it doesn’t seem to get the crazy wind coming through like other non-ground floor pools. It’s on the north side of the highrise, but it gets a lot of sun(then again, it is June). The gym is also a little larger than most others I’ve seen and of course, there’s a dry and wet sauna with his and her’s dressing/shower rooms.
I’m still skeptical on some of the other floorplans, particularly the larger penthouses with the pony walls in the master bedrooms, but I’m way more impressed with Bayside than I am with Electra. I still wish Bosa would hire a new architect – someone who would allow for 9–10 foot ceilings, true floor-to-ceiling windows and larger bedrooms. With that said, I’ve only seen a few condos…I’ll hold out until I see some more and make my final decision. But so far, Bayside isn’t too shabby…
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