Family Project: Topton Way Condominiums
According to the Mehlman family, luxury should be just as easy to find in a condominium complex as in a single-family home. And if it’s not available, they’ll build it! As owners of two residential real estate development companies, they have been serving the Clayton community for more than 40 years and currently are working on a joint project, The Pearl Condominiums. Husband and wife Mark and Debi own Mark S. Mehlman Condos, and sons Blair and Scott own Mehlman Brothers Condos. They are developing the new property under the ownership group Topton Way Condominiums.
Construction has begun on the two buildings on Topton Way just south of Maryland Avenue, each to include nine two- and three-bedroom condos ranging in size from 1,800 to 3,600 square feet. The price point is between $850,000 and $1.7 million, and completion is set for late 2020. “Twelve of the 18 units sold before construction began, which speaks to the pent-up demand for luxury condos in Clayton,” Mark says. “It’s the first project of its kind to be built in the area in more than a decade, so current conditions are perfect for this type of development.” He says buyers will enjoy fine craftsmanship, high-end finishes, 10-foot ceilings, beautiful common areas, covered parking, great walkability and other attractive features. Larger units will include amenities like lofts and rooftop terraces.
“People in the market for condominiums like these tend to be educated buyers,” Debi explains. “They are looking for a ‘lock the door and leave’ lifestyle that addresses their need for easy, worry-free, luxury living.” Another main attraction is The Pearl’s prime location near Shaw Park, Clayton High School, the Center of Clayton, restaurants, shops and other services. Mark says it’s ideal for employees of Centene Corp., Enterprise Holdings and Caleres who want to live in the area.
Blair adds that it was very important for the new property to meld with its surroundings. “We made sure the buildings fit the neighborhood in terms of architecture and appearance,” he notes. “We designed them to be beautiful and modern, but also to look as if they’ve been part of the area forever. That’s one of our trademarks.”
The two companies have extensive experience developing luxury communities in the Clayton area, including The Crescent and several other midrise condominium projects. Scott says the family is always on the lookout for exciting new opportunities as well. “A development like The Pearl may open a door to our next project,” he notes. “We always stay in tune with what is happening in the area. The four of us bring different styles and perspectives to the table, but we combine them to reach one goal—building beautiful properties for clients. Our strong family bond is a testament that we know how to create lasting relationships.”
Mehlman Brothers Condos and Mark S. Mehlman Condos are family-owned residential real estate development companies that offer luxury living for clients in the Clayton area. For more information about their new development, The Pearl Condominiums, call Mehlman Homes Realty at 314.277.4465 or visit mehlmanhomes.com.
Cover design by Julie Streiler | Cover photo courtesy of Mehlman Homes Realty
Pictured at top: Blair, Scott, Mark and Debi Mehlman
Photo: Tim Parker Photography