|Amenities: The Electra condos offer an atrium styled social lounge with 60 foot ceiling & skylight, business center, private meeting room, gym, 24-hour concierge pool, spa, sauna, steam room barbeque, 5th floor roof deck outdoor fireplace lounge & garden.
Other: There are six condos per floor at Electra on floors 5-30, five per floor on floors 31-39 and three per floor on floors 40-43.
On floors 5-30 the SW corner is the XX01 unit, the XX02 faces directly west, XX03 is the NW corner, the XX04 is the NE corner, the XX05 is the East facing unit and the XX06 is the SE corner.
This is currently the tallest residential tower in downtown.
Why it made the Top 10 Condos list: The Electra condominium tower is the tallest condominium in downtown San Diego at 43 stories tall. Completed in January 2008 this is one of the newest condos. Electra offers great bay views starting about the 10th floor and are subject to change due to the master planned embarcadero development project (ask me about the safest view floor plans). One special thing that separates Electra from every other condo on the West coast is its “conservatory” also known as the social lounge. Electra was built on the site of a former SDG&E power plant, the developer (Bosa) kept the facade of the old structure which now houses the conservatory, it’s a room I estimate about 6,000 sf with 60 foot ceilings with old windows and a glass dome on the top, an amazing room to hold your private parties.
Units facing these directions will probably see:
West: Units facing West in the Electra condos look directly into the Pacific Gate high rise condos, but can look to either side of that tower and have some bay views. In 2017, construction should start on several new buildings planned to go up on the Broadway Complex lot, which currently has 3 eight story 1950ish Navy buildings, those are all coming down and will be replaced with taller buildings. Appears the SW location in the Electra condo building is the safest of the West facing views.
North: The North view from the Electra condominiums is a skyline view of other office and condo buildings. You can see all the way up to La Jolla in the view corridors, as there are not a lot of obstructions beyond the buildings a block or two away.
East: The East view from Electra is again a skyline view. Note there is an office tower directly across the street going East that obstructs the direct East view and the NE. Units on the very South end of Electra are out far enough to see around the office tower. Units in the North side of Electra will look directly into the office tower.
South: This is the most sought after view in the Electra condos as it’s a great panoramic view of the downtown skyline and the bay. Its will be the least obstructed view once all the proposed construction is over.
Note: These views may change in the future or if you are on a very low floor may not have any view. Each buyer should verify on their own. Above statements are only one man’s opinion and are not guaranteed to be accurate.