Interior Design at The Salvador St. Pete

Our development company, DDA Development, understands the value of artful design and has implemented the concept into every aspect of The Salvador. They hired local architects at MESH Architecture and Fabrication to design the Salvador with inspiration from the artist, Salvador Dali, and have hired local interior design firm, Touche Design Studio, to help you complement the interior of your condos with art and function. Every aspect of design in our brand new condo tower in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, is there to enhance the quality of life you feel in our space.

According to the Interior Designers at Touche, there are four reasons you should hire an interior designer:

No. 1: Interior Design Is More Affordable Than You Think

When it comes to setting a budget, you are in the driver’s seat. You tell us how much you are willing
to spend and we will stick to that budget. In fact, designers can help save you money by helping you avoid costly mistakes such as buying a sectional that is too large or a chandelier that is too small. You will save time, headaches, and money.

No. 2: Designers Bring Your Vision to Life

Most homeowners have an idea of what they like. You probably know whether your style is traditional, coastal, modern or eclectic. The difficult part is translating that vision into real life. If you’ve ever tried
to do your own decorating, you know how tough it can be. Designers not only have natural instincts about what pieces work together; we can envision an overall picture the way an untrained eye cannot.

No. 3: Designers Make the Most of Your Space

We understand how certain items will affect the flow and feel of a room, and we can quickly identify aesthetic problems that might not be obvious to you. We’re also experts in determining the best size and positioning of furniture to make the most out of your space, whether it’s large or small. Scale is extremely important to the look of the room, and getting it right takes years of practice.

No. 4: Access to Resources Unavailable to the Public

There is a world of furnishings, fabrics, accessories that are available to the trade only. Working with us as your interior designers gives you access to these items.

As Monica Greenberg of Touche Design Studio says, “your home tells a story… about you, how you live, where you’ve been and where you dream of going!”

Contact our team of experts about telling your story and creating an interior that is inviting, inspiring and a reflection of you.

www.touchedesignstudio.com
www.thesalvador.com

touche

 

Downtown St. Petersburg – The Changing Face of Paradise

Downtown St. Petersburg – The Changing Face of Paradise

Florida Trend Magazine describes the city of St. Petersburg as, “The Changing Face of Paradise.” Downtown St. Petersburg is experiencing a renaissance which has been in the making for the ten years and is still evolving. The city is feeling a boom in every sector, Marine Science, Medical, Technology, Arts and Higher Education, with a focus on the quality of life and community at the heart of it all. Residents are proud of their city and want to be a part of making it an even better place for future generations to enjoy.

According to Bob Glaser, President and CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, “There is really no other West Coast city offering what this one has in terms of waterfront parks and cultural amenities.” The City boasts seven miles of downtown waterfront with double wide sidewalks, lush landscaping and outdoor cafes. There are over 35 miles of bike trails in St. Petersburg and an impressive $46 million Pier project, which will feature a waterfront multi-use park in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, once construction is completed.

Monthly art walks, a variety of world-renowned galleries and museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, bring the artistic lifestyle into every aspect of living here. The SHINE Mural Fest re-invigorated the landscape of many facades with giant murals on buildings throughout the downtown district. And the art scene continues to grow, with the Museum for Arts and Crafts Movement already breaking ground on what will be the will be the largest museum of its kind in the United States. Mahaffey Theatre hosts The Florida Orchestra as well as artists from all over the country that enjoy playing there or one of the many other venues located in Downtown St. Pete.

Companies searching for cities that offer their employees enhanced quality of life are flocking to St. Petersburg. Jabil, one of the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, has their corporate headquarters here. Major medical facilities, like All Children’s Hospital John Hopkins Medicine, Bayfront Medical Center and St. Anthony’s have all seen expansion and growth in the last few years.

With waterfront views, sunshine most every day of the year, plenty of green space, a booming job market, and a diverse population that includes people from all over the world, St. Petersburg is on the map as one of the greatest cities in Florida, or maybe in the entire United States!

Here are just a few of the accolades that St. Petersburg has received in the past two years:

#1 Fittest Metro in Florida/ #27 in the US (American College of Sports Medicine 2015)
#2 Most Beautiful City in the US (The Culture Trip 2015)
#12 US Metro for Small Business (Biz2Credit 2014)
#1 Town for Craft Lovers (American Craft Week 2015)
#8 Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs (WalletHub 2014)
#4 in Top 10 List of America’s Most Underrated Cities (Conde Nast 2016)

To ready the Florida Trend article in its entirety and for more information on Downtown St. Petersburg, please, click here.

Growth Predictions in Downtown St. Pete 2016

2016 has arrived and if you are thinking of purchasing a home or condo this year, downtown St. Petersburg is the place for your real estate investment. This area is gaining global attention as a city to watch and we are not done growing. When you compare home buying prices and ease of movement within the city, St. Petersburg is winning as the warm Florida city to buy in. According to Trulia, the median home sale price increased 3.2% in the period from October 2015-January 2016, with the average listing price in the downtown St. Pete zip code at $595,284. Predictions for the next year, forecast an increase in the median home sales and in the cost per square foot for the popular downtown neighborhoods.

According to the Tampa Tribune, 1,100 new apartment units will be finished downtown this year with an expected influx of more people living in the city center this year with median incomes of $53,000. The New York Times listed the “Sunshine City”, as St. Petersburg is often referred to, in it’s list of Top 50 Destinations to See and The Independent reported that “Miami has a rival for the finer things”.

The Salvador is a brand new condominium tower that will be rising in the south end of downtown known as the Innovation District. The Innovation District is a cluster of higher education, marine science, healthcare, business incubation, and media institutions.

Here is how the City of St. Petersburg describes the Innovation District in their economic development report:

Within the Innovation District, St. Petersburg’s marine and environmental sciences institutions flourish in downtown’s Bayboro Harbor area, ideally located on Tampa Bay near the Gulf of Mexico. Anchoring the district is the St. Petersburg Ocean Team – the premier consortium of marine science, oceanographic, and environmental research agencies and institutions in the Southeastern United States.

The Ocean Team includes public and private non-profit agencies, such as NOAA, University of South Florida (USF) College of Marine Science, SRI – St. Petersburg, United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) that are devoted to marine and environmental research in Florida, the Caribbean, and beyond.

Ocean Team agencies employ more than 1,600 people whose spending generates an additional 1,800 employees and leads to a total impact of $251 million in gross county product. As the district evolves, firms in related industries have the opportunity to capitalize on technology transfer and research commercialization by locating near the district with access to a growing, specialized workforce.

Other institutions and owners within the district includes:
All Children’s Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bayfront Hospital, University of South Florida St. Pete, University of South Florida – College of Marine Science, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Geological Survey, US Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Albert Whitted Airport, and SRI International 22

The possibilities for the Innovation District include a rich tapestry of urban form that can enhance the profile of each institution, support business development and recruitment, provide energy for neighborhood reinvestment and jobs at all salary and education levels. The Innovation District is a central asset to the future of the St. Petersburg community.

More shops, boutiques, cafes, green spaces, and a renovated pier are all in the city plans with the growth plan to make pockets of towns and neighborhoods throughout downtown easily walkable, connected, and intermodal. And with the cost of living in the Tampa Bay area last year 8 percent lower than the national average, the city make for an ideal real estate investment, retirement option or relocation.

See what we have planned… www.thesalvador.com

Feeling Safe at The Salvador

While cities offer exciting opportunities and cultural enrichment, feeling safe and comfortable in a city is invaluable. The Salvador will be the first upscale, green certified condominium tower located in Downtown St. Petersburg and features a wide range of security features for our residents.

 

The architects at Mesh Architecture + Fabrication merged function with innovative design for the Salvador’s 74 residences that are inspired by the art of Salvador Dalí. You can rest assured knowing that the amenities of our building will enhance your level of comfort and enjoyment of all that the vibrant downtown has to offer:

 

  • Secure two-level parking garage; 2 parking spaces each for B, D, E, F and G units; 1 parking space each for A and C units, with additional spaces available for purchase
  • Two-story Lobby with concierge station
  • Controlled building access (lobby/garage) with key-fob system to provide peace-of-mind, including visitor call station
  • Security system integrated into the building
  • Secure bicycle parking within parking garage
  • Professional property manager and 8-hour per day (5 days per week) concierge staff
  • State-of-the-art gated dog walk area with cleaning station for late-night potty calls
  • Emergency generator to operate all life-safety systems
  • Elevated pool deck with spa and heated saltwater pool for privacy

 

Close to everything you need, The Salvador offers peace of mind and artful living in the heart of downtown St Pete.


Home sizes range from 964 – 2,795 SF and will feature modern finishes….www.thesalvador.com

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