PLK Communities opens Ila, luxury apartment community along Wasson Way
PLK Communities is wrapping up work on the final amenities as residents begin to move into Ila Hyde Park, a 51-unit sustainable residential community built along the Wasson Way hike and bike trail.
From quartz countertops to dens in each unit, PLK’s goal for Ila was to create a one-of-a-kind luxury product in a central Hyde Park location.
“The idea here was to truly build some higher-end units,” Nick Lingenfelter, chief development officer for PLK Communities said.
Ila was designed to feel akin to a hotel or condo rather than an apartment. The bathrooms include under-cabinet lighting and floor-to-ceiling mirrors to emulate a hotel, and each floor of the building is lined with custom artwork PLK had created specifically for Ila. Besides the quartz countertops, the kitchens offer custom cabinetry and Thermador appliances.
Ila includes a mix of one- and two-bedrooms units, all with dens. PLK Communities kept the work-from-home model in mind when developing Ila, Lingenfelter said. There’s also an aqua lounge that leads to a heated saltwater pool and sundeck, which he said doubles as a secondary workplace for residents.
Rents range from $2,970 to about $4,000 a month. PLK has received several calls from real estate agents asking if their clients could purchase a unit at the Ila rather than rent.
Additional amenities include an outdoor grilling station, a fitness center and dog wash. The aqua lounge will be used for resident events in addition to serving as a secondary work-from-home space. A coffee bar will installed soon.