Akashi City’s tallest and most expensive condominium is going on sale later this month and is already drawing a lot of interest from potential buyers. Three of the apartments will be priced over 100 million Yen and the most expensive apartment will be a 110 sqm (1,184 sq ft) 4-Bedroom unit priced at 130.9 million Yen (1.09 million USD). It is unusual to see apartments priced over 100 million Yen in the suburban areas of Kansai, and this is the first time that Akashi City has seen apartments priced at this level.
Proud Tower Akashi will be a 34-storey condominium located just a 2 minute walk from Akashi Station and 350 meters from the Akashi Castle park. The 199 apartments range in size from 54 ~ 110 sqm (581 ~ 1,184 sq ft) and are priced from 22.5 ~ 130.9 million Yen.
Sales will run from September 19th ~ 22nd, with the winning buyers selected from a raffle on September 23. To date, the sales office has received over 3,300 inquiries and over 900 groups have visited the model room. The developer was originally planning to offer 150 apartments in the first stage of sales, but due to the overwhelming interest, has decided to offer all 199 apartments at once.
The tower forms part of the Akashi Station Front South District Redevelopment, which will include retail and cultural facilities. The building is due for completion in January 2017, with apartments to be delivered to buyers in March 2017.
With a height of 125 meters, this will be the tallest residential building in the city.
Akashi City is located in Hyogo Prefecture and just to the west of Kobe City. It is 12 minutes by train from Kobe Station and 42 minutes direct from Osaka Station.
The Mainichi Shimbun, September 2, 2015.
The Sankei Shimbun, September 1, 2015.