Residents of One Park Place enjoy a comfortable and luxurious living experience that allows them to relax the minute they step inside the door of this iconic condominium high-rise building. And One Park Place’s friendly staff ensures that all the elegant public areas of the building are spotlessly maintained and operate smoothly.
The serene and carefree lifestyle at One Park Place begins with its landscaped drive past island planters and fountains and continues inside with the finest finishes and furnishings throughout. Property manager Ron S. Littman and building engineer Casey McKinnon make sure that everything is meticulous for homeowners and guests.
“The best part of my job is the freedom to strive every day to exceed expectations,” Littman said. “My goal is for my staff and me to go above and beyond so that residents have a ‘wow’ experience every day.
“The residents here have worked hard to reach a point in their lives when they can enjoy beautiful grounds without worrying about maintaining them and can relax in the pool without being concerned about the chlorine balance.”
It’s Littman’s job to make sure that the grounds and amenities exude a welcoming environment and One Park Place has an extensive list of offerings for its residents. The 20,000 square feet of indoor amenities include a billiards room, an extravagant temperature-controlled wine cellar with private lockers and a tasting room.
A beautifully decorated lounge, along with an elegant fireplace, enhances the sitting room and cigar parlor. All homeowners in the building have access to the media lounge equipped with flat-screen televisions, an inviting bar area, a chic demonstration kitchen and spacious party room. Year-round amenities include a virtual indoor driving range and a pet grooming room and outdoor pet playground ensure that Fido’s every need is met.
An outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and barbecue area provide the perfect backdrop for summertime entertaining. An indoor saltwater lap pool, steam rooms and fitness center housing the latest in cardio and strength-training equipment make staying in shape easy. A fitness studio, complete with hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling mirrors for yoga, Pilates and other activities, is also available.
Littman draws on his six years of experience in property management to keep everything at One Park Place finely tuned. He also is responsible for reserving the shared areas for residents’ events and parties.
“They are a social group and have lots of events, from football watch parties to summer pool-side parties and barbecues,” Littman said.
He was quick to add that he truly enjoys working with the residents. “I love coming to work. The people are friendly and this building is such a Kansas City landmark.”
McKinnon, who has years of experience as a building engineer in hotels, also enjoys working at One Park Place. He can be found anywhere and everywhere in the building and throughout the grounds, from the roof to the driveway and beyond, ensuring all systems are humming along.
“I tour the building and walk the grounds every day making sure that everything is working and fixing anything that needs to be fixed or calling someone to do it if I can’t,” McKinnon said.
He was overjoyed to become the building engineer at One Park Place a year and a half ago. “I’ve always loved this building. I drove by it for years and liked the architecture. And I’ve researched its history because I find it interesting. You can see for miles from any point in the building. When I’m on the roof, it’s incredible how far I can see.”
Although McKinnon’s responsibility is the public areas of One Park Place, he also answers residents’ questions about their individual units when he has time.
“I enjoy seeing the residents daily and providing customer service,” he said.
If you’ve considered purchasing at One Park Place, now is the time. Beginning Aug. 1, a special incentive of six months paid HOA dues is being offered to buyers who close before Oct. 31. And, a real estate property tax abatement that will reduce the amount of property taxes payable by approximately 90 percent, representing a substantial, bottom-line benefit for its homeowners, is in place until 2016.
With a number of move-in ready luxury condominiums available and prices beginning in the low $300,000s, this weekend is perfect for touring the five furnished models featuring very distinct design styles. Each space has been designed in neutral palettes that allow homeowners to create their ideal living area. These carefully considered combinations of color, texture and finishes bring a fresh look to every home.
One Park Place
Prices: From the lower $300,000s.
Location: 700 W. 31st St., Kansas City.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Contact: Andrew Mall or Ellen Vap at 816-756-2221.