The Gordon Square Arts District has glittered in the spotlight these days with the airing of LeBron James’ Cleveland Hustles
on CNBC. Now locals who previously overlooked the quirky-yet-classic neighborhood are also discovering all it has to offer.
The many amenities of the neighborhood are one reason why developer Bo Knez, of Knez Homes
decided to build Breakwater Bluffs
, 24 single-family detached houses and townhomes located at W. 58th
Street and Breakwater Boulevard..
“The location is just amazing,” says Knez. “With beach access and Gordon Square nearby, it’s amazing.”
Knez plans to break ground on the $10 million project by late April.
The two- and three-bedroom homes are just a short walk from Gordon Square and offer sweeping views of Lake Erie and downtown as well as easy access to hiking trails and a path to Edgewater Beach. All units have either a bonus room or den.
“We just saw the expansion of the Detroit Shoreway and the growth as both a commercial and residential opportunity,” Knez says of the neighborhood.
The homes, designed by RSA Architects
, range from about 1,900 square feet to more than 2,300. They start at $300,000 and go upward to the mid- $500,000 range. All of the homes are Energy Star rated, have low homeowner association fees and offer 15 year tax abatement. Knez offers a “fee simple” purchase plan, which he says makes the down payment much more affordable.
The kitchens feature stainless steel, energy efficient appliances and granite countertops, while the master bath has double sinks and a walk-in tile shower. “Energy efficiency is off that chart,” says Knez. “And the customer is able to select the finishes.”
The open floor plans, 10-foot ceiling and large windows allow the natural light to pour in, while wood plank floors add to the modern feel. “We wanted a community-oriented feel in the design,” says Knez. “We’re using livability and entertainment as the main focus of the design.”
Five of the units have attached side porches, while the townhomes have access to a rooftop deck and an optional dog run. All units have attached two-car garages, as well as ample guest parking. Additionally, the townhomes include an option for an elevator.
Once Knez breaks ground, the first phase of the five traditional homes is scheduled for completion by late summer or early fall, and the remaining 19 townhomes are scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.
“Once we get started, we will have a six month delivery time,” Knez promises, adding pre-sale interest has been strong.