High-quality downtown homes meet the needs of young professionals and empty nesters

New luxury condo developments in urban settings are few and far between these days, especially in a price range that many potential buyers can afford. St. James Properties has taken the lead in this market by developing new multifamily Celsius 44 homes for sale within the Petaluma downtown.

Each unit comes with the name-brand features and creature comforts young professionals or empty nesters are looking for in a single package, and one that also supports a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Celsius 44 is a 44-unit residential condominium community arranged in four buildings located between F and G streets and 1st and 2nd streets in downtown Petaluma in the heart of the theater district. It offers two- and three-bedroom units and up to 3.5 bathrooms with floor plans ranging from 1,464 to 2,351 square feet.

“Petaluma is a terrific, fast-growing market for us,” said Roger Lees, vice president of operations with St. James Properties. “This community reflects our company values of stewardship, responsible development and good design. Our focus on environmental concerns serves the needs of our buyers as well as the community at large. This project reflects our commitment to developing high-quality homes that are degrees above the rest. Our team has more than 75 years experience in residential development, both in the North Bay (since 2001 with successful developments in Healdsburg, Napa and Santa Rosa), as well as throughout California and around the world.”

Celsius 44 offers top-of-the-line amenities including Wolf kitchen appliances, a Bosch dishwasher, engineered honey maple hardwood floors, upgraded bedroom carpeting, granite kitchen countertops with slate tile backsplash, marble bathroom counters in master and secondary baths, outdoor patios and decks (depending upon the plan selected) and contemporary light fixtures along with high-end Kohler plumbing fixtures and European-style flat panel cabinets.

Customized options with designer-selected plumbing, cabinetry and finish packages are also available.

This new condo development is designed to be GreenPoint Rated, and it is the only new home community in the area to be accepted in the Build It Green program.

“Environmentally friendly homes have been proven to save resources and money and can last longer and hold their value better than similarly priced homes without green considerations. St. James Properties is focused on reducing its ecological footprint on the planet by designing in and utilizing sustainable materials and energy-saving features in each of our communities,” Mr. Lees said.

Location, location, location are the three time-honored attributes of a good real estate investment. Celsius 44 is located just two blocks from Petaluma’s revitalized theater, riverfront and warehouse districts. Also close by are health and fitness centers, coffee houses, cafes and the downtown cinema as well as live entertainment venues, wine bars and a wide range of restaurants. For those who enjoy the great outdoors, there is kayaking, rowing, boating and sailing on the Petaluma River, nearby trails for hiking and biking and a variety of local golf courses.

“In times like these, St. James Properties prides itself on working with buyers and their representatives to assemble financing packages that meet a variety of needs. Despite any concerns about the current mortgage crisis, we have financing programs that have already met the needs of a wide variety of buyers, many of whom have already moved into Celsius 44,” Mr. Lees said.

“In addition, through year end, we are offering buyers a free sub-zero refrigerator, washer and dryer and one year of HOA assessments paid.”