Photos: Penthouses at tallest residential building in downtown Phoenix


by Kaley O'Kelley

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 21 at 1:40 PM

PHOENIX -- For Rent: Rooms with a view in downtown Phoenix.

It's the tallest residential building downtown Phoenix and now eight luxury penthouses are available at 44 Monroe.

The eight penthouses range in size from 2,200 to 2,800 square feet and offer spectacular views of the Valley. Situated on the 33rd and 34th floors of the tower, tenants can have their pick of northeast, northwest, southeast -or southwest views. Monthly rental rates range from $4,800 to $5,350 and all of the buildings include signature luxury amenities.

"These amazing residences have floor-to-ceiling view windows  and offer panoramas of the city and beyond," said 44 Monroe property manager Kevin Bohm. "This is very appealing to the people that are relocating from other parts of the country that are used to style and this type of living as well."

Each unit includes Viking designer stainless steel appliances, Whirlpool front-load washers and dryers, polished quartz counter tops, Kholer fixtures, European frameless cabinetry and customized flooring, paint and window coverings.

"You can see no expense was spared in the shower here, the individual quartz tile and the tile inlay in the shower with a rainfall shower head," Bohm said.

As downtown Phoenix's only luxury high-rise rental property, 44 Monroe is located along Valley Metro's Light Rail line.

The building has a resort-style pool and spa, a community room with flat screen TVs, a fireplace, pool table, seating areas and an expansive kitchen for entertaining as well as a spacious terrace with dramatic views of downtown Phoenix.

Tenants also enjoy a meeting room equipped with a large conference table, secure, covered parking, on-site security and a well-maintained environment.

While living in a trendy space with upscale perks is a big attraction for tenants, so is  the opportunity to live downtown in the heart of the city's entertainment core. The high-rise is within walking distance of all of the downtown entertainment venues such as CityScape, Chase Field, US Airways Center, the Orpheum Theater, Phoenix Symphony Hall, the Herberger Theater and all the new restaurants, hotels and night-life options cropping up in the downtown area.

"Our location has proven to be highly attractive to our residents," Bohm said. "We're pioneering a new luxury lifestyle in downtown Phoenix.

Bohm tells 3TV the target market for these "remarkable" units will be executives, doctors, attorneys, professional athletes and others working in downtown or Central Phoenix.

The building is already 97 percent leased.