This condo development is hardly new. Its been in the works for years, Pinn Brothers the developer of the site had two projects in Cupertino simultaneous. This project has quite a bit of possitives going for it. Number one is the location. Its right across the street from the Apple head quarters, and in the top school area for Cupertino Schools (Monta Vista, Garden Gate, Lawson).
The negatives is the road noise from 280 and the lack of any functional common areas. Also I found a majority of the units to be dark, which to the defense of the complex is typical for any condo development, especially for those bottom level units.
They have several floor plans to choose from ranging from 1 bedrooms to 3 bedroom units and prices range from the $400K’s to $700K’s. The units were marketed as contemporary and lofts. The sytle and amenities I thought were ok, certainly not high end, but typical of these mass developers. Appliances were a plus, Bosch quality. Cabinets featured a modern look, but were average in quality. Countertops were alto a nice plus, Zodiac brand and contemporary looking. Windows were also consistend with the contemporary style. Althought not super top of the line they did stay consistent to the style.
The best units by far where the top level units and were the first to sell out. They featured high dramatic ceilings with bright interiors and were certainly attractive to the eye. First through third floor seemed like typical condo style units. They were dark in the interior, the only units that seemed bright were the southern exposed units a they were few. Over all I give the development a solid B for value, and a good investment choice for any speculators out there.