Courtesy of Henbart LLC

Apartment windows that change tinting based on the light and time of day. A rooftop cabana with windows that can display high-definition TV or computer images. A garage where residents’ vehicles are stacked vertically to save space. A fitness room with Peleton bikes. A Grotto wine cellar and lounge. These are among the features of the newly completed Parque Kirkland apartments.

Seattle real estate company Henbart LLC has begun leasing the 70 residential units in the 4-story mixed-use building, which also includes commercial spaces with a new Bartell Drugs store, 5 Stones Coffee Co., and Arleana’s Seafood and Soul restaurant, which is the first Eastside restaurant for Island Soul Rum Bar and Soul Shack, a family-owned Caribbean restaurant in Seattle. 

Parque Kirkland also has leased office space on the second level of the building, which is located at 312 Central Way, across from Peter Kirk Memorial Park.

The high-tech windows, called View Smart Windows, are located throughout the building. View Smart Windows adjust their tint to automatically respond to environmental conditions, transforming buildings into responsive environments that can control heat and glare without the need for blinds or curtains, according to a news release from Henbart. The technology has been linked to improved health and wellbeing, according to the windows’ manufacturer, View Inc.

Parque Kirkland will feature View Immersive Displays on the building’s 500-square-foot rooftop cabana. The displays transform the smart windows into high-definition TVs for interactive entertainment via an app on a smartphone. Parque is the first apartment residence in the U.S. to include both the windows and immersive display, according to the Henbart release.

The development represents the second project for Henbart and View, following the installation of View Smart Windows at Henbart’s Lake Union office building, which achieved LEED Gold certification upon its renovation, according to a separate release from View and Henbart.

Parque Kirkland features 155 underground stalls with a vertically stacked, automated parking system for the residential parking. The parking system allowed a smaller construction footprint for the building, turning saved space into amenities, Henbart’s release said.

One amenity is an underground Grotto wine cellar and private entertaining lounge, accessed through a door on the garage’s second level. The Grotto was designed by Dillion Works, a local company that has designed sets and creative advertising displays for the likes of Disney and the NBA. The roughly 450-square-foot Grotto includes wine lockers for residents.

Mark Craig, president of Henbart, said the company focuses on sustainable building practices, noting Parque will seek LEED Gold certification, but it also looked beyond LEED to ensure design and amenities emphasized wellness. 

For example, the middle of the building features a 4-story, open staircase with views of the park that connects the street to the rooftop terrace. Niche seating areas also been included in the staircase to serve as social areas, the release said. 

The fitness room features Peloton bikes among its equipment. Bike storage is located on every residential floor for ease of use.

In addition to the enclosed rooftop cabana, there’s a rooftop terrace with outdoor lounge and sheltered barbecues for year-round use, and Parque Kirkland is the first apartment building entitled under new City of Kirkland zoning that allows for indoor rooftop uses, the Henbart release said. 

Studio, one-, and two-bedroom units are available with monthly rents ranging from $2,295 to $5,795.