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Luxury Living


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Cedar Rapids IA


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!


When: Every Saturday & Sunday | 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Where: Douglas on First | 1953 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

Walk-in's welcome to attend our weekly open houses. Join us from 2:00-4:00 PM on Saturday or Sunday to tour the available luxury condominiums at Douglas On First. View the 5 floorplans and the 5 interior design themes. See our community spaces including our fitness room and outdoor patio space. 


When: Monday, June 12 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Douglas on First | 1953 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

Visit with 7 local businesswomen 
who can enhance and simplify your life! You'll enjoy an evening of connection, and inspiration while visiting Douglas On First with your friends. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served! 

Featured Guests

Decorate for the Next Chapter: Jana Nassif specializes in making downsizing or rightsizing transitions comfortable to suit your individual needs.

Holistic Pilates of Cedar Rapids: Jane Thurm offers private solo and duet Pilates sessions integrating mindful movement for a holistic experience. With over 35 years of combined physical therapy and Pilates practice, you will receive a therapeutic experience…because you are worth every detail!

Julia’s Kitchen: Julia Gharib provides catering services for both large and small parties, as well as personalized chef options, ensuring a memorable dining experience for any occasion. Charcutier boards provided by Julia's Kitchen!

Neat Method: Katie Gorman and her team provide professional organizing services in Eastern Iowa, offering expertise in creating functional and beautifully organized spaces for both residential and business clients.

Laser Therapy Center,  Ideal Protein Weight Loss Clinic: Dr. Colette Murphy provides the cutting edge technology of  Cold Laser therapy which is FDA approved to treat pain and inflammation and promotes rapid healing.  She is also the coach for the Ideal Protein Protocol that is medically designed and nutritionally based for rapid, healthy weight loss and lifestyle changes that keeps the weight off.

That Photo Book Girl: Shari O’Rourke will transform your photo memories by digitizing your printed photos, creating beautiful keepsake photo books, and organizing all your pictures for safe and easy access.

The WellWoman - Mind, Body, Spirit: Mary Beth Helgens is a health, life and well-being coach whose passion is partnering with women as they design their best life. It’s always the right time to focus on personal growth!

Olive's Oil: Everyone is aware of the benefits of following a Mediterranean diet and a big part of that is olive oil.  But it doesn't have to be plain!  Olive's Oil carries many different oils and vinegars to enhance your healthy diet.  Located within MODE in The District, Olive's Oil can help you find some new varieties to spice up your diet. 

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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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