Condos for Sale at El Cortez
With a glamorous and grand façade befitting a legend, El Cortez still holds court atop a hill in its namesake neighborhood, Cortez Hill, on San Diego’s north side. Since 1927, it has been a touchstone to San Diego natives that thrives today as a condominium, hotel and commercial complex. Located at 702 Ash Street, El Cortez is still a wonder to behold with many of the original design elements still in place even though the Spanish Renaissance Revival building has been updated and has undergone substantial restoration.
Many of the residences have original crown moldings and large windows similar to the original design, but all units have been wired for high speed Internet. Some units have hardwood or tile flooring, granite kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite vanities and tiled showers. Condos come in floor plans from one to four bedrooms and range in size from 780 to 2,450 square feet. Read on...
El Cortez Condos | Downtown San Diego
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|Address:||702 Ash St|
|Area||Cortez Hill Downtown San Diego 92101|
|Year built:||Built 1927, Restored 1999|
|# of units:||85|
|# of Stories:||16|
|Approx HOA Fees:||$500 - $650|
|Approx Price Ranges||$325,000 - $550,000|
|Nearby:||Balboa Park, San Diego Civic Theater, Petco Park, Gaslamp District, San Diego Zoo, Little Italy, and San Diego City College|
El Cortez Condos for Sale in Cortez Hill
The El Cortez building has a fascinating past, including its use in World War II as a radar station on the 12th floor and its claim to fame of being the first building in the world to sport an exterior glass elevator. In 2002 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The building has so much to offer both the history buff and the modern, urban condo dweller. The neighborhood is a quiet, pedestrian one, but the allure of San Diego is attainable via many avenues like public transportation, by foot, on bike, or via the nearby San Diego Freeway system.
The interior and grounds of El Cortez are truly a lovely sight to behold. The sweeping, grand entrance opens into a stately lobby that is polished and gleaming with old world charm and sophistication. The period furnishings complement the interior design nicely. The Terrace is a spectacular space featuring an outdoor fireplace, water feature, and gazebo. It has ample space to accommodate even a large group. The pool has been restored to its 1950’s glory with terra cotta tiling and plenty of lounge areas for relaxing or chatting with friends and neighbors. The BBQ area is a wonderful addition to an already charming space.
El Cortez Condos & Amenities
- Social room
- Secure entrance
- Community terrace
- Secure Parking
- Attended Parking
El Cortez Condos & School Information
Middle School: Roosevelt
High School: San Diego Complex
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