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Cedar Rapids IA

Luxury Living


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Douglas on First is designed to offer the ultimate in upscale living. A wide array of luxury amenities complements the living space to accommodate your lifestyle needs. An 8,440 sqft private courtyard on the ground level provides gathering spaces, a grill, and a dog park. The 955 sqft patio on the second level offers an additional gathering space and grill, and leads to the 683 sqft exercise room, a 753 sqft multipurpose room, and a 368 sqft kitchenette.


Just minutes away from the Cedar Rapids Country Club, Elmcrest Country Club, and downtown, Douglas on First is more than just a high-end condominium community—it’s where you can live your best life. Buyers can choose from 5 models and 5 style boards. Preconstruction selection are available for a limited time!


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When: Thursday, April 6th | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Douglas on First | 1953 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

Find out more about Douglas on First by attending our upcoming Lunch & Look Informational Event on Thursday, April 6th!


This meeting will take place at the Douglas on First site from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Enjoy a complimentary catered lunch while viewing a brief presentation about the community and engaging in a Q&A session with the project's developers. All attendees of the event will also be provided a copy of our Purchaser's Guide booklet, which includes floor plans, pricing information, and much more.


As a bonus incentive, we’ve partnered with Decorate for the Next Chapter to offer all attendees of this event a free one-hour home consultation with a local downsizing expert.

Learn more about this event and RSVP by contacting Karen Mathison or by using the RSVP link below. There is Limited Seating for this event so be sure to RSVP today!

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  • Private Terraces

  • Open Floor Plans

  • Pet Friendly

  • Quartz Countertops

  • Large Community Spaces

  • Underground Heated Parking

  • Stainless Appliances

  • Large Windows

  • 9 - 10 Ft Ceilings

  • Secured Entrance

  • Two Building Development

  • 48 Total Residences

  • Five Model Types Available

  • Units Starting at Upper $300,000s

  • Construction Completing Summer of 2023

  • On-Site Fitness Center

  • Large Outdoor Gathering Space including Patio, Gardens, and Grills


Douglas on First pays tribute to Cedar Rapids’s historic Douglas family. George “Bruce” Douglas moved into the mansion in 1906 and christened it “Brucemore”, and his wife Irene created the famous country estate that exists today. Their daughter Margaret, owner of the famous Brucemore lions, bequeathed the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation upon her death in 1981. Douglas on First borders the Brucemore grounds and honors the culture, architecture, and history endowed to Cedar Rapids by this family.

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The two towers of Douglas on First create a uniquely serene residential space. The high ceilings and windows seamlessly flow together to enhance the spaciousness of the rooms, and every unit includes a private terrace. Residents of Douglas on First have access to a wide array of luxury amenities, including a private courtyard, large exercise room, and a multipurpose room. Together, the residences and community spaces offer the ultimate in upscale living. The building is also just minutes away from both the Cedar Rapids Country Club and downtown. Douglas on First is more than just a high-end condominium community—it’s where you can live your best life. 


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Karen Mathison

Licensed Realtor©

(319) 573-8106

Call, text, or email today to learn more about this exciting project!



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For over 40 years, Watts Group has been a real estate leader in the Corridor area. We are committed to helping families and businesses grow deep roots in our communities. Our goal is to help the Corridor thrive through affordable housing, progressive municipal planning, and amenity-rich properties. We are your "one-stop shop" for all things real estate.

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