Condos + Lofts

Sampson Altadena Condos

2/17/2020 | System Administrator
Kerri Fukui

List Price: $200,000 - $400,000
Neigborhood: Downtown
Property Profile: 10 two-bedroom units | 972 to 1,085 sq. ft. 

Salt Lake growth is on the rise, and there's no shortage of modern condos and townhomes popping up all over our city. But newer doesn't always mean better, and sterility/cheap building materials are no substitute for intentional design in the context of our city's greater architectural landscape. For those on the lookout for a condo, hear us out: you might want to invest in one of our city's unique historic condominiums. There are only so many of these old beauties left, and as they become tougher to find, their values will surely rise. 

Built in 1906 by August Rudine, the Sampson Altadena buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The 3 1/2-story building is stone and brick, and gives a solid nod to Neoclassical architecture with features like Baroque-style balconies, Tuscan columns, accentuated keystones, and a dentilated pediment above the entry. Individual units boast high ceilings, and an air of timelessness can be seen in the woodwork, moldings, exposed brick, and leaded-glass windows. Bonuses include building security, pet-friendly policies, and available garden plots for residents.

beautiful buildings. crackerjack location.

Perched on the vibrant corner of 3rd & 3rd, this area has seen a dramatic upscale in the last few years. The addition of some great options for food and drink include Current Fish & Oyster, Under Current bar, and The People's Coffee. Beloved Paradise Palm is planted just across the street. Residents of the building find themselves within a block or two of SLC treasures like Green Ant, Library Square, Copper Onion/Copper Common, and The Broadway Theatre. Add to that, Salt Lake's monthly gallery stroll is just outside your front door.

Owners and the HOA here agree: these buildings need to be protected and celebrated. While renting is allowed, the Sampson Altadena finds itself mostly full of long-time owner residents. There is something about a well-preserved building that incites "they just don't make 'em like they used to" kind of thinking...that makes people want to stay.

Click here to see what's currently available in the Sampson Altadena.

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