But Omaha? An unlikely locale for a penthouse, much less a custom-designed showpiece.
Yet here we are. On the market for $1.5 million, this four-bedroom penthouse sits in the heart of Omaha’s downtown and has turned the design volume up to 11.
Omaha’s current median list price is a modest $215,000—so this shiny unit stands apart in more ways than one.
The 3,193-square-foot pad, with a loud-and-clear rock ’n’ roll theme, is the ultimate score for a buyer in search of a place where testosterone rules the roost. It may be a stretch to call a well-lit penthouse a cave, but this place exudes heavy man cave vibes.
Snug in the Old Market neighborhood, where cobblestone streets house shops, galleries, and nightlife, the unit is part of a repurposed building that dates to 1890.
It features a loft-style layout with floor-to-ceiling, paned-glass windows that you might find in a factory. And for any buyer who’s a music fan, one of the current uses of the unit appears to be as a recording studio or jam-session space on the upper level.
A Fender-inspired bar on the upper level is all custom, and features a nod to C.F. Martin & Co., another guitar designer, and a hand-painted mural with a vintage look.
Details throughout include backlighting (so that the bar glows at night), sliding doors, use of sleek metal finishes, and exposed brick walls.
Even the fireplace is modern, with a glass fire feature. The upper level is dedicated to the custom bar, with a second bar below.
Three of the four bedrooms are on the main level and feature en suite baths, perfect for hosting friends or family members. Television screens are embedded in the mirrors.
The unit comes with two underground parking spaces. It was purchased in 2013 for $300,000, and its custom upgrades have driven its valuation upward by a factor of five.
Marketed as a possible corporate retreat, it’s ideal for a guy’s night in. It’s not clear if there are any restrictions on vacation rentals in the area, but this place would also make for a one-of-a-kind Airbnb.
The listing is represented by Lisa Zimmerman of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-The Good Life Group.