The luxurious 21-home brownstone community in downtown Phoenix known as Chateau on Central for more than a decade is now The Arris, featuring a multi-million dollar renovation that brings not only a new name, but also completely new interiors and new pricing, starting in the $900s.
Building off its solid foundation, each home within The Arris begins with an unparalleled level of construction quality and is now redesigned to deliver homes with the fresh, modern and vibrant urban lifestyle sought by home buyers today. This level of quality is paired with inviting new open layouts, and new finish packages featuring: Sollid Cabinetry, Cambria Quartz countertops, Wolf Subzero appliances, Emtek interior hardware, Top Knobs Cabinet Hardware, Cactus Tile and Stone, and Visual Comfort light fixtures to name a few. Homes are 5,200 – 5,800 square feet among five sprawling stories in a traditional brownstone layout. Buyers will have three options to choose from when selecting their home.
MSI West Investments, LLC acquired The Arris in 2010 and since has invested more than $20 million in the community. They hired A Finer Touch Construction, one of the premier construction firms in Arizona to build out these luxury brownstones.
“We’re excited about infusing new life into this project with a more modern, urban feel and a name that truly represents this community,” said Brad Leavitt, president of AFT. “The Arris, meaning the intersection of two surfaces, couldn’t be a better descriptor for this community. This community truly embodies so many different intersections. Its downtown vibrancy meets upscale living. Its historical roots meet modern lifestyle.”
The former Chateau on Central was built in 2006 and is the only high-end community in the Valley to have so closely replicated Queen Anne style architecture from the late 19th century. Offering an unexpected appearance in downtown Phoenix, The Arris brings the East Coast West with the five-story brick and masonry brownstones on the corner of Palm Lane and Central Avenue. Out of the original 21, there are only 12 remaining homes available for sale.
“With our work life making us world travelers, we love the easy lock and leave lifestyle The Arris provides,” said Yvette Beaulieu-Kreutzberg, resident at The Arris. “We also can’t beat its location and how it really surrounds us with the culture and vibrancy of urban life. The Arris drew us in not only because of its novel style of vertical living, but also because of its proximity to prime schools.”
AFT has tapped the experienced, luxury real estate group of Joe Bushong, Chad Christian and Grant Almquist with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty to sell the remaining homes. With a deep knowledge of the downtown and the local luxury markets, the sales team offers a unique perspective on prime luxury property in an urban area.
“As luxury realtors who have participated in the sale of many unique downtown historical properties and luxury condos, we are extremely excited and proud to be re-introducing The Arris,” said Almquist. “There is a void of luxury “lock and leave” spacious residences in Downtown Phoenix that The Arris fills. We are seeing more and more young professionals, empty-nesters and even families that want to stylishly take advantage of the awakening urban lifestyle that downtown Phoenix now provides.”