When the 11-acre site on West Avenue was for secured for a new condominium development, it was time to go to work for a team of seasoned developers, architects and designers. It wasn’t long before George Olsen, principle architect at Olsen Associates, settled on a feature that would truly set this 34-unit building apart.
With a score of other renowned condo, hotel and multi-use buildings in Saratoga Springs already to Olsen Associates’ credit, The West was the perfect place to deliver a truly knockout commodity: A rooftop pool.
The firm was responsible for the new indoor pool addition at the Holiday Inn in downtown Saratoga, and Olsen is well-versed in delivering amenities that ensure residents and guests of their buildings feel they’re in a world-class environment. But the rooftop pool at The West will give discerning buyers a feature compatible with luxury developments in other destination American cities like Nashville, Austin, Las Vegas or Miami.
Pool Sets Cool Vibe in Destination City Saratoga Springs
“We are crazy about the rooftop pool, which has not yet been offered to our community, and is unique to this project,’’ said Beverly Tracy, whose design team was chosen to give The West an inviting, sophisticated treatment.
There are certainly bigger and more famous pools in Saratoga Springs, including the beloved Victoria Pool at Saratoga Spa State Park. This gem is rated the No. 1 attraction in Saratoga Springs, according to Tripadvisor. Still, The West’s dynamic little version of a swimmer’s delight is a selling point: Nothing beats an engaging water element to enhance one’s quality of life.
The pool was not just a cherry on top of this project: It helped set a tone. Tracy said the common areas, exercise room, expansive hallway seating areas and a large lounge are “perfect for casual meetings and dinner parties.”
The pool sits in back of The West’s southeast corner, ensuring excellent sun exposure and privacy. However, the ability for residents to commune around the pool extends to its surrounding deck area and into a lounge suitable for gatherings and leisure time.
Outdoor & Indoors: The West is a Highly Curated Experience
This sort of recreational and common space helps extend the living space for The West’s residents.
“The West Ave condos are unique in many ways. The standard selection offerings are luxurious and sophisticated,’’ Tracy said. “Starting with a high-end concept, we have been sure to offer selections which reflect our high standards and meet the needs of the project.’’
Dimensions & Layout Truly Inspirational
“We love the expansive, open floor plan, the unique larger condo options, the generous master bedroom layout, and the upscale marble details, including custom window sills,’’ Tracy said, adding that buyers will be offered carefully curated options.
“One of the best aspects of this project’s offering is that a member of our design team will work with each buyer individually to select finishes and options which are perfect for them. Then, there are curated selection options should a buyer want to select areas to upgrade. We love the Carrara marble subway tiles, the large format high-end porcelain options, and the high-end standard plumbing finishes. Everything from the kitchen cabinetry to the lighting and paint colors has been curated and hand-selected by our design team to provide a lovely upscale living option for Saratoga,’’ Tracy said.
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