Let’s say money is not an issue and you can spend $5,000+ a month on rent. Which of these high-end rentals would you choose: An exquisitely modern condo on the 23rd floor of the Escala or a more stately penthouse unit at the historic Seaboard building?
Both units are two bedrooms and two baths spread out over more than 1,900 sq ft. Both feature luxury appliances and finishes. Both have beautiful city views from locations in the heart of downtown.
The Seaboard penthouse, for $5,400 a month, is surrounded by a gorgeous wrap-around 1,500 sq ft deck. The Escala unit, for $5,500 a month, comes with the building’s many premium amenities such as a spa and temperature-controlled wine storage.
The other major difference is style. The Escala is 2012, while the Seaboard is more 1992. Which would you choose?
I prefer the style at the Escala but I think if I had to pick, the Seaboard penthouse unit wins out because of that amazing deck. You could throw some pretty sweet parties during the summer.