Long heralded as one of the most glorious buildings in the Kansas City skyline, One Park Place is now also nearly fully occupied, due to the sales success of “Team Mall,” the Re/Max Premier sales group charged with marketing a few of the remaining homes for sale. Team Mall comprises Andrew and Nicole Mall, Darren Taylor and Ellen Vap, whose distinction is to have been among the first agents to sell at One Park Place. Since 2010, they’ve helped close 72 sales in the building, including developer-owned homes and re-sales. Connecting clients with the lifestyle afforded by the iconic tower and its exemplary amenities has helped solidify Team Mall’s spot as the One Park Place experts.
Discussing the sales momentum, the team reports that buyers often choose One Park Place because it offers a unique, quality product in a premier location. The incomparable skyline views and vibrant social community are bonuses. Twenty-four-hour front door service and 20,000 square feet of lifestyle amenities provide homeowners with exceptional comfort and convenience. Taylor notes that owners also appreciate maintenance-provided services which alleviate the headaches of outdoor tasks. “Owners are free from the worries of home maintenance that often accompanies a shift in the weather,” said Taylor. “Besides removing the tasks of landscaping and snow shoveling, the helpful staff at One Park Place provides the daily sensation of living in a luxury hotel.”
Taylor has years of real estate experience on both sides of the state line. His intricate knowledge of urban real estate com bined with first-hand knowledge of the Kansas City condo market made him an easy choice when clients Mike Akins and Ken Schultz began looking to make a move from their home in Union Hill.
For years, the couple has maintained a home in the suburbs, along with a second in the Union Hill neighborhood. They grew accustomed to downtown views and weren’t willing to compromise on view when they moved. Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows found in each home at One Park Place, the couple now enjoys show-stopping views of the downtown skyline.
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In 2015, the couple purchased a spacious home on the 10th floor. Their condo boasts over 2,700 square feet with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The clean modern lines, bold pops of color, interesting textures and carefully curated art allow the scenery to take center stage. Airy 10-foot ceilings and expansive dining and entertaining areas promote both conversation and relaxation.
The couple made minimal changes after purchasing the customized home. The most noticeable updates include a bathroom that now features glass tile walls, dual showers and “smart” windows made from electrochromic glass that turns from clear to opaque and back again at the flick of a switch.
“We were familiar with One Park Place and found that it offered everything we were searching for: quick and easy highway access, a blend of natural, scenic surroundings and amenities that are unmatched in the city,” said Akins. “We love the style of the building and that its presence on the register of historic places has preserved the exterior integrity of the building. We can’t say enough about it. There’s nothing else in town quite like this.”
Unlike many downtown or plaza condominiums, One Park Place comes with green space –176 acres from nearby Penn Valley Park. “It’s nice having the big park nearby – it gives us an opportunity to enjoy nature without leaving the city,” added Akins.
More outdoor space can be found on the private terrace level, an oasis in the center of the city, complete with a furnished patio, swimming pool, whirlpool and a BBQ area that plays host to gatherings year-round.
The lobby level houses amenities including a billiards room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar with private lockers and a tasting room, a chic demonstration kitchen, wet bar and entertaining area. A beautifully decorated lounge, along with an elegant fireplace, enhances the sitting room and cigar parlor. Year-round amenities include a virtual indoor driving range and a pet-grooming room.
A state-of-the-art fitness center, including a yoga and Pilates studio, a variety of weight training machines and cardio equipment rivals those found at local health clubs. The whirlpool spa, a sauna, an indoor lap pool and a massage room give owners the opportunity to belong to a gym without ever leaving the comfort of home.
“Each listing at One Park Place offers the rare opportunity for owners to enjoy a quiet location, while still being in the heart of Kansas City,” added Taylor. “We love marketing this stunning, modern property.”