The Grande Condo Penthouses

Posted on May 11, 2010 | by Denny Oh

Right now, there are six penthouses available at The Grande condos in downtown San Diego.  The penthouse floors at The Grande North and Grande South are the top five floors – levels 35–39.  On these penthouse levels, there are only three condos per floor, versus six on the lower floors.  Of these six condos, four are non–E plans and are only found on these higher levels.

GrandeA4What’s great about the A3 and A4 floor plans at The Grande condos, is that they offer panoramic views.  Unlike the E floor plans, the A3 and A4 plans have great water views and great city views.  Since there are only three condos per floor, the tower shrinks and allows for a more expansive floor plan.  Additionally, the A3 and A4s on the 35th floor have two balconies, where the other similar units only have one(this is because the building shrinks at floor 35 and the the second balconies sit on top of the A1/2 and B plans). These “bonus” balconies are pretty large and since both balconies are right off the living area, they’re perfect for entertaining. 

The newest penthouse for sale is on the 35th floor of the Grande North and it faces south.  Of the non-E plan penthouses, this condo is the most expensive, listed at $1,550,000, but it does have some advantages.  For one, this is not a short sale.  It’s also very neutral in terms of decor – there are very few upgrades, making it easy for you to make it your own.  A similar unit in the Grande South has been remodeled and has “impressive and Italian inspired features” that I’m not a huge fan of, but this could fairly easily be changed.  The biggest difference is the view.  Souther views from the Grande South will change drastically.  Views to the south from the Grande North will also change, but will be less impacted than from the Grande South.  I personally would have a tough time choosing between a northern view from either Grande tower, but would probably prefer the northern view over the southern.  Again – this is just personal preference though.

These A3 and A4 floor plans range from 1783–1786 sqft(respectively), but you’ll often see 1844 sqft, which was produced by one of the appraisers who measured one of the condos several years ago.  Regardless, you probably won’t notice much of a difference between the two plans.

If you like the Grande and the incredible water views of the E plans aren’t enough, check out one of the other penthouses.  Did I mention that the penthouses come with storage rooms(not lockers) on your floor?! 

If you’d like to see one of these condos, or any condos in the Grande, or elsewhere in San Diego, please contact Denny Oh at 858–243–2092 or [email protected]



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  1. Keahi Pelayo says:

    This looks like a spectacular penthouse. Check out my new listing, you might have a buyer for it. It has its own private elevator.

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