January 2015

Found 13 blog entries for January 2015.



The center of DC’s renaissance, 14th Street, has earned a new accolade: It has been named by Thrillist.com’s travel issue as one of the “10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America.”  It joins the company of South Beach in Miami, South Bay in Los Angeles and Back Bay in Boston; 14th Street is the only neighborhood in DC to make the list.  14th Street is near the established neighborhoods of Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, and Shaw enjoying the vibrancy of urban living.

The area’s central location and lively reputation contributes to the influx of young college-educated young adults moving here in the last 5 years, as well continued growth in jobs in the government sector and DC overall.  Thanks largely to more than $3 billion in

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The Lionshead is a new development of nine luxury condos located in the 14th Street Corridor of Columbia Heights.  It is ideally situated along the hot 14th Street, NW, corridor and is attracting residents who enjoy an urban lifestyle: being able to walk to the nearby Columbia Heights Metro station, restaurants, boutiques, theater and nightlife.

The nine residences at the Lionshead are spacious and offer 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1,205-1,275 square feet of living space.  Each unit includes elegant unique features, such as charming alcoves, private terraces and skylights drawing in lots of natural light.  Building and condo amenities are precious considering there are only nine units: private outdoor terraces; walk in closets in master suite;

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A new boutique community of only 25 well-designed condos has sprung up among 2 distinguished buildings on Capitol Hill, formerly the site of the historic Salvation Army Capitol Hill headquarters.  Known as Cambridge Row, construction is complete for this mid-rise development and sales are underway.  The residences feature a mix of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom condos with unique contemporary floor plans.  Close to 2 Metro Stations, Barracks Row and Eastern Market on Capitol Hill, the new Cambridge Row development is walkable and conveniently located in a vibrant neighborhood near 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

With the ultimate in custom interiors, Cambridge Row features wide-plank stained hardwood floors; 9’-14’ ceilings; high-gloss lacquer kitchen, vanity

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Spacious condos with over 1,100 square feet and knockout views of the National Cathedral in the Wesley Heights neighborhood of northwest DC are a winning combination and a great value!  Moreover, Sutton Towers features a unique floor plan offering 2 levels of gracious living and a private outdoor balcony to enjoy those city views, and walls of natural light.  Sutton Towers, located in the wealthy residential enclave of Wesley Heights, is within the gated Sutton Place community.  It is within walking distance of dining, shopping and a Starbucks coffeehouse.  Wesley Heights is a pretty residential area that blends in with the natural beauty of the area, featuring mostly single-family homes on large wooded lots, leafy streets and nearby park trails.

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The Waterview, a boutique condo building in Rosslyn, holds a strong presence with commanding views of the Potomac River.  Exuding the glamour and style of a luxury hotel, condo living is redefined at The Waterview for residents to enjoy the amenities and services of a highbrow hotel while living in a residential/hotel tower.  Within the full view of the nation’s capital, The Waterview houses 60-unit condos in 2 towers atop retail, dining and a residential garage in Rosslyn, a quick walk across the bridge from Georgetown.  It offers the convenience of city living close to downtown DC and Alexandria.  It’s a short Metro ride via the Rosslyn Metro to downtown and Ronald Reagan National Airport; Rosslyn is also a nice stroll to Clarendon and its shops and

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Called the skinniest park in Virginia, the 100-foot wide Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail is one of the longest parks in the area.  It was built on the road of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad.  The rail trail is 10 feet wide and this is the space used for walking, jogging and bicycling.  The entire 45 miles of trail is paved with asphalt and a painted yellow centerline conducive to safe running and cycling.  Next to the W&OD Trail between Vienna and Purcellville, there is a 32 mile gravel trail for horseback riding.  

The 45-mile multi-use trail goes through both densely populated urban and suburban communities as well as through the rural countryside of Northern Virginia.  The park is open all year.  It begins from Shirlington near

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An Arlington penthouse in the luxury Turnberry Tower development has garnered a place on CNBC’s “10 Most Impressive Penthouses of The Year.”  This spectacular penthouse has high-end finishes including hickory floors; Snaidero cabinetry; electronic shades and draperies; a private elevator; and a wrap-around balcony.  The impressive featured penthouse has 2 BR /  BA and 2,039 SF, renting for $10,000 a month.

The Turnberry weighs in as the tallest and most expensive development in the Metro DC condo market.  The top two floors of this 26-story tower feature penthouse living and buyers who live here are accustomed to the contemporary refinement of staying at a 4 or 5-star hotel.   

Turnberry Tower residents get access to top-of-the-line building amenities,

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a Washington Harbour condo located at 3030 K Street #PH-303 Washington, DC 20007 in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.  This penthouse condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 2,800 SF of living space and closed on January 13, 2015 for $2.25M / $804 SF.  Two underground parking space conveyed with this unit.

This waterfront penthouse unit was completely renovated in 2014 with sleek modern finishes throughout.  It features river views and a private outdoor terrace.  Luxury appointments include Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, walnut hardwood floors, skylights and two gas fireplaces.

Washington Harbour is a luxury condo building sited directly on the Potomac River in Georgetown.  Full service amenities

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Clarendon has been named on the list of Yuppiest Neighborhoods in the country, according to Thrilllist.com.  Clarendon is a hot area in metro DC that is attracting yuppies in droves.  Its location is ideal with its close proximity to DC, and the Metro Orange Line station is at its back door.

Thrilllist.com put Clarendon on its list of The Nine Yuppiest Neighborhoods in America because “this Virginia neighborhood across the river from DC blends the quietude of suburbia with the bustle of city life, which makes it perfect for the professionals who work on K Street.”  You’ll find affluent single professionals as well as young families in Clarendon.  Upscale shopping here includes a Whole Foods market, Lululemon yoga boutique, and Pottery Barn mixed in with

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Baby boomers, also known as empty nesters, were the biggest homebuyers in 2013, according to The Washington Post.  Since this group is no longer first time buyers looking for a home for a young family with kids, baby boomers want a home with low-maintenance, walkable communities for their urban daily conveniences, close to shops, restaurants and public transportation where they can age care-free.  These older buyers are now big business for DC homebuilders.

Folks over age 45 without kids under the age of 18 at home, mature couples over age 45 without children and retirees over age 65 make up 45% of all buyers in the DC area in 2013.  This group wants more amenities and are willing to pay more even though these homes are sometimes smaller.  New designs

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