17 Chapel News

March 20, 2013
WNYT’s Phil Bayly Interviews Georgette Steffens on Downtown Living

Georgette Steffens of the Downtown Albany Bid discusses all the various housing opportunities now available in Downtown Albany with Phil Bayly of WNYT TV. Complete with incredible images of 17 Chapel Boutique Condominiums, The Monroe and many recent adaptive reuse projects; this video is a must watch if you’re curious about our growing housing options.

February 3, 2013
Is 2013 the year to “move on up” to 17 Chapel?

Where else can you live in the Capital Region with amazing views, neighborhood amenities, and heated garage parking?

Albany, NY Downtown Condo Dining Area

Virtually nowhere! Buyers like Dr. Robert Jones, the new President of SUNY Albany, have bought penthouse condos (two of the four are now sold) so they can enjoy a level of sophistication and convenience previously unattainable in Albany. And condo owners like Steve Barnes are thrilled to live in a completely personalized home, in the heart of it all, at a cost lower than a rental or single-family. Other buyers have commented on the ease of the buying process and more. Why wouldn’t you want to join them?

Is this opportunity going to be available much longer?

Though we’ve already sold our lowest and highest priced condos — and over 10 more in between — we still have a variety of floorplans to offer. Looking at past sales and market trends, we don’t expect much inventory to be available by year-end. Of the condos still available, only six condos are unfinished, ready for their new owner to customize in our on-site design center. We also have pre-designed condos available, including our Grand Hudsonview model suite. So if the idea of sophisticated condo living interests you, now is your opportunity.

When will another property like this come along?

We can’t identify any other location in the region that would allow for this combination of tax benefits, great views, convenient location and in-building parking. We’re thrilled that new rental buildings are under construction in our neighborhood. Having more residents downtown will only make the area more desirable and improve property values for our owners. But no apartment in the entire region provides the level of personalization, luxury, and in-building conveniences like 17 Chapel. And given the tax incentives and low interest rates, owning a condo is a surprisingly affordable alternative.

Considering a visit?

If you haven’t been to 17 Chapel before — or not in a while — now is a great time to see our model condo. Visit our sales office during office hours below, or call us anytime at (518) 203-2555 for an appointment:

Tuesdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Sundays: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

December 18, 2012
The Earth-friendly Lifestyle at 17 Chapel

At 17 Chapel Boutique Condominiums, you can enjoy living in a vibrant neighborhood with many amenities and benefit from the luxury condo lifestyle, while at the same time reducing your impact on our environment.

Adaptive Reuse

Our redevelopment of 17 Chapel is an adaptive reuse. This building was built in 1928 as a car dealership and has been underutilized since at least the 1960s (see history page). Turning this older building into new luxury condos is like recycling a building.

17 Chapel is already ushering in additional adaptive reuse in Downtown Albany, which will enhance the neighborhood, improve property values, and ultimately bring further resident-friendly amenities. Additional efforts like this will help reduce sprawl and greenfield development.

Walkable Neighborhood

Within walking distance from first-rate entertainment venues, nightlife spots, and beautiful outdoor parks and bike trails, 17 Chapel gives its condo residents direct access to an active lifestyle and the best of everything in Albany. Whatever your interests – music, theater, arts or the environment – you’ll be steps away. And, many of our residents can even walk to work at government offices, law firms and businesses.

Green Redevelopment

As a vertical structure, 17 Chapel inherently uses less resources than a similar number of single-family residences. Utility costs for typical condos are running about $100 per month, a significant decrease for those used to the costs of heating and cooling a detached house. Since ceilings and walls abut other occupied spaces, the costs and utility footprint is always going to be lower than a single family home. Great Room of 17 Chapel Suite 302

The condominiums are constructed and equipped with energy efficient sustainable technology, resulting in a more healthful environment and lower utility costs. Oversized operable windows and sliding doors with energy efficient Low-E glass allow natural light to radiate throughout the individual homes. Solid core interior doors by Masonite use renewable materials to create their sound attenuation.

Green Finishes

Vanguard Showhouse Kitchen

Appliances. Included with your new luxury condo at 17 Chapel are Frigidaire Gallery EnergyStar rated, stainless steel kitchen appliances and high efficiency laundry appliances. Appliances account for nearly 20 percent of the average household’s energy use. EnergyStar clothes washers use 40 to 50 percent less energy and about 55 percent less water than standard washers and refrigerators use up to 40 percent less energy than the conventional models sold in 2001.

Flooring. An available option for the bedrooms is Shaw’s TripleTouch under-carpet pad. Made with natural oils, it reduces dependency on petroleum-based products and its backing is made with recycled content.

Plumbing fixtures. We have partnered with Kohler to provide beautiful, high-quality plumbing fixtures for the condos at 17 Chapel. Standard WaterSense faucets and WaterSense toilets allow you to partner in saving energy and the environment. According to EPA, if one out of every 100 American homes retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, we could save about 100 million kWh of electricity per year—avoiding 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That is equivalent to removing nearly 15,000 automobiles from the road for one year! Depleting reservoirs and groundwater can put water supplies, human health, and the environment at serious risk.

Lighting. The lighting in the garage and hallways of 17 Chapel are motion-activated to minimize unoccupied energy use. Step inside your condo for the evening and the hallway lights will dim to reduce energy consumption. Step out your door and the lights return to full brightness. Energy-efficient LED under-cabinet lighting and LED Recessed lighting is available, and other lighting inside your condo may be lamped with compact fluorescent or LED lighting as well. Optional EnergyStar rated ceiling fans are available so you may reduce reliance on heat and air conditioning.

Paint. Standard low VOC paint reduces odor and potential toxins in your new home.

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When you choose environmentally friendly living, you opt for less impact on our planet as well as increased savings in utilities and enhanced surroundings. Residents are able to contribute effortlessly to the growing green movement simply by choosing to purchase a condo at 17 Chapel. Add these environmental and energy-saving benefits to the incredible tax savings on our condos and it’s clear that 17 Chapel is an affordable indulgence.

Visit our on-site Sales Center so you can see these finishes in person, review the environmental benefits and better understand how 17 Chapel Boutique Condominiums in Downtown Albany can fit your lifestyle.

September 3, 2012
Pre-Designed Condos Now Available

Many of our current residents have expressed how much they enjoyed the experience of designing their luxury condo. From the beginning, the developers of 17 Chapel have had the vision of offering a true customizable, yet simple, home buying experience, along with professional interior design assistance. Our residents have had the opportunity to pick every finish from granite countertops to bathroom faucets. Read Steve Barnes article on purchasing a custom-designed condo at 17 Chapel here.

While we’ll still offer you the opportunity to personally select  finishes, we’ve met with many buyers who don’t have time to wait the necessary 3-4 months for construction. Also, some enjoy the simplicity of having their home built and move-in ready. For the luxury home buyer who simply cannot wait to move into their new home, we now have five pre-designed condos for sale.

Available in exciting floorplans ranging from 1570-2120 square feet, these luxury suites are designed by renowned interior designer Valerie DeLaCruz. Careful consideration went into every tile, cabinet, floor and trim selection in each home, creating a variety of homes in move-in condition. With such a wide array of finishes, floorplans and affordability, 17 Chapel now offers a quick and simple solution without the wait for a build-out.

So if someone you know is in the market for luxury, downtown condominium but doesn’t have time to wait for their home to be built out, come see our pre-designed condos for yourself – they’re ready and waiting!

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Building Location: 17 Chapel Street • Albany, NY 12210