DC Condo Boutique

monarch - tysons corner va

A collection of new ultra-luxurious condos is headed to Tysons, where The Monarch is currently under construction. Priced starting from the $600,000s, other units of The Monarch command prices in the multi-million-dollar range, encircled by a park-like setting.

This gives future residents the option of everything from a one- to a three-bedroom unit, plus even a luxurious penthouse unit. With four-to-six residences per floor and around 100 units in all, The Monarch also allows for low-density living in McLean.

The 20-story property features some direct-access elevators opening up into private living rooms and some generous outdoor living space. The one-bedroom units command around 880 square feet of living space plus a balcony.

There are also

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 625 park - washington dc

With a blend of modern and historic architecture, 625 Park Road brings desirable new condo options to DC’s Park View neighborhood. The property offers a total of nearly 40 condo units, coming in one- and two-bedroom designs.

The development joins a modern new building with the renovated old New Commandment Baptist Church building. This allows some of the units in the front of the development to incorporate such unique additions as historic stained-glass windows into the living space.

Meanwhile, the top-level units of 625 Park are treated to such luxuries as private roof decks and soaring ceiling heights. Buyers at 625 Park can also expect to find such desirable additions as hand-scraped hardwoods, Italian kitchen cabinetry, designer appliances

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 perla - 810 o st nw dc

One of the Shaw neighborhood’s newest luxury condo buildings is selling fast. Perla debuted in April, but already many of its 66 residences have sold.

The sales gallery remains open, where prospective buyers can currently view a model home. An on-site model also opens this month for tours, while all units are expected to be completed sometime later this fall.

Some of the most popular options at Perla include the large two-bedrooms and the penthouse units, complete with massive terraces. While the one-bedroom floor plans are more limited, the property also includes some one-bedroom plus a den and two-bedroom plus a den floor plans.

Typically, this gives buyers options starting at around 700 square feet of living space. There are also some

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spring valley - washington dc

Don’t let its zip code fool you, Spring Valley is decidedly suburban. This DC neighborhood may be slightly less well known than others in the area, but its residential options are certainly impressive.

The winding, hilly streets of Spring Valley are filled with beautiful homes. It’s rare to find properties priced under $1 million in this neighborhood of large homes and towering oak trees.

Generally, a majority of the homes tend to be brick Colonials, although you will find some Tudors and other designs in the area. The homes in the southern part of the neighborhood, farthest from Massachusetts Avenue, tend to be even larger, with some of the most impressive designs close to Rockwood Parkway.

Some reports suggest former presidents George H.W.

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meridian hill - washington dc

If you enjoy the opportunity to get out and enjoy nearby greenspace, DC is the place to be. DC-area parks were just named tops in the nation.

The Trust for Public Land comes out with a ranking of urban parks and recreational space each year in the nation’s 100 largest cities. This year, the ranking put DC at the very top of the list for its ParkScore.

The ranking looked at how close people live to public parks, the size of those parks, the amount of land a city devotes to its parks and the amount of money a city spends on its parks. The study also considered park amenities, such as playgrounds, rec centers, splashpads, public restrooms, basketball hoops and dog parks.

While DC trails other cities in terms of the number of playgrounds, it does

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reston town center - reston va

Popular Reston Town Center is in line for a multi-million-dollar makeover. Crews plan to spend up to $5 million making upgrades to common areas of its public plaza.

This includes installing artificial turf where the ice-skating rink sets up in the winter months. While the actual redesign of the public plaza is still being worked out, the overall project focuses on making public space within the now 30-year old site more inviting and contemporary.

While the town center already boasts a number of events throughout the year including an annual arts festival and summer weekend concerts, more events and programming will likely be added in to draw more people out to the space. Crews may also be adding in an outdoor beer or wine garden.

Designers

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 mosaic district - fairfax va

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There’s always something going on in the Mosaic District, one of the most stylish new urban neighborhoods to enter Fairfax County. The vibrant district is not only conveniently located, but also offers some appealing options in shopping, living and entertainment.

Once the site of a mid-century drive-in, the district has transformed itself into a new entertainment and retail destination. This sleek new district is now filled with new condo towers and rentals. It’s also home to a collection of chic new shops, quirky gift stores and high-end retailers.

While you’ll find an organic market, mom and pop stores, coffee shops and restaurants in the Mosaic District, you’ll also find some trendy boutiques and large

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 the colonnade - 2801 New Mexico Ave NW

For full-service living in Cathedral Heights, The Colonnade still boasts a strong and commanding presence in the DC area. This well-established building has been a staple in the neighborhood for decades, first constructed in the mid-1960s.

While significantly less well known than the Watergate, The Colonnade has been home to countless past residents with strong connections to the political world. While its reputation is no doubt impressive, it’s perhaps the location and added amenities that put this full-service building over the top.

Surrounded by parkland, added luxuries of The Colonnade start with its large marble lobby. Residents of the complex are treated to the luxury of valet service, doormen and concierge service. As well, residents are

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 arlington is fit

Full of area parks, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it’s not hard to understand why Arlington was just named the fittest city in the country. The new ranking comes from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

The annual ACSM American Fitness Index takes into account the 100 largest cities in the U.S., ranking them in terms of dozens of different health-related indicators. Those categories range from health behaviors to community infrastructure.

Arlington took the very top spot for 2019 with an overall score of 87.3. In fact, Arlington ranked as one of the top 10 cities for 22 of the 33 indicators studied to come up with the ranking.

In six specific cases Arlington ranked as number one. Those

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 lofts at reston station

Desirable new condos are now selling with the Lofts at Reston Station. Priced starting in the mid $500,000s, the redevelopment project brings with it your choice of dozens of single-level condos, plus another dozen two-level townhouse-style condos to the area.

Those two-level options are reportedly already sold out, as are about half of the more traditional floor plans within the property, offering up two-bedrooms and two-baths. These one-level elevator condos come in seven different designs to fit your lifestyle needs. Current options generally range from around 1,300 square feet of living space to more than 1,600 square feet of living space.

Buyers are treated to such inclusions as high ceilings and large windows, plus the advantage of Smart

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