A look at some of the new luxury addresses in the DC area
22 West Residences
Eastbanc’s newest development, located just steps away from top fashion and dining spots in the heart of downtown Washington, offers residents bountiful amenities at a top-notch luxury address. One-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans include gourmet kitchens and large master baths with top-of-the-line features and appliances. The newly-constructed building offers an outdoor urban lounge with a rooftop pool and terrace, extensive fitness room, and a 24-hour desk staff. 1177 22nd St. NW; available from the $700,000’s to $4 million; www.22west-dc.com.
Located adjacent to the Columbia Heights Metro station, Highland Park introduces posh sophistication to the up-and-coming neighborhood. With a bright, modern lobby and chic units, the building offers residents a state-of-the-art fitness center, business center with an Internet café, and rooftop terrace. The units, which are available with one or two bedrooms with dens and second-story loft, features open layouts with gourmet kitchen appliances and panoramic views. 1400 Irving St. NW; available for rent starting at $1,795 per month; www.highlandparkdc.com.
Take in picturesque views of Georgetown and the Washington Monument from Turnberry Tower, one of the metropolitan area’s tallest buildings. The luxury condominiums, available in one- to four-bedroom floor plans, offer residents nine to 12-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchen appliances, and direct-entry elevators. Also included in this upscale building is an indoor pool with an exclusive spa and fitness center, plus 24-hour valet and concierge services. The building is slated to open in late summer/early fall 2009, but a fully-furnished model residence is available for view. 1850 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Va.; available from the $800,000s to over $4 million; www.turnberrytowerarlington.com.
Landmark Lofts at Senate Square
With plans to revitalize the H St. NE corridor in Washington, Abdo Development stepped in to create over 500 residences in an entire city block known as Senate Square. The historic structure, built in the 1870s as a home for the Little Sisters of the Poor, was transformed into 44 luxury lofts and an amenity building available to all residents. The lofts feature unique spaces with high ceilings and tall windows, plus top appliances and many on-site extras including a rooftop pool, stadium theater, fitness center, and underground parking. 201 I St. NE; available from $350,000 to $1.5 million; www.abdo.com/upandcoming/landmark_lofts.html.
Archstone Wisconsin Place
Located near the Friendship Heights Metro station mere blocks from cosmopolitan dining and shopping opportunities is Archstone Wisconsin Place. Offering a range of studios to three-bedroom apartments, the rental building has over 40 floor plans from which to choose. Top-of-the-line kitchens, walk-in-closets, private balconies, and floor-to-ceiling windows are included among the luxury features. A sport and fitness club, private screening room, business center with Internet lounge, and a rooftop pool are included on the premises of one of Chevy Chase’s top luxury residences. 4440 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.; available for rent from $1,700 to $5,100; www.archstonewisconsinplace.com.
Union Row Warehouses
In the heart of U Street NW are the Union Row Flats and Warehouses, both unique in style and location. The Flats, which span an entire city block, combine glass, steel, and brick to blend in with the surrounding historical buildings. Inside, various floor plans feature European-style kitchens, dramatic windows, and large terraces throughout the 208 units. The Warehouses, which consist of 59 townhouse-style condos, feature multi-level apartments with architecture similar to that of the Flats. The vibrant neighborhood is a truly urban village with numerous shops and cafés. 14th and V streets NW; www.pnhoffman.com.
Residences at Harbourside
Located on the bank of the Potomac River next to the Swedish Embassy and Georgetown Harbour, the Residences at Harbourside offer residents the conveniences of Georgetown plus sweeping views of the Kennedy Center and Virginia. Three penthouse units remain in this upscale building which features 24-hour concierge service, a fitness center, and private rooftop terraces for each residence. 2900 K St. NW; available from $1.375 million to over $7 million; www.harborsideresidences.com.
In the center of Columbia Heights is the Allegro Apartments whose nearly 300 luxury units opened in April 2009. The building brings sophistication to an urban setting and provides quick and easy access to Metro, plus retail, dining, and entertainment opportunities. The units, which range from studios to two-story penthouses with lofts, come with unique layouts and include high ceilings and gourmet kitchens with luxury appliances. Residents have access to interior courtyards, the Allegro Athletic Club, a pilates/yoga room, billiards room, and media room. 3460 14th St. NW; available for rent from $1,525 to $3,875 per month; www.allegrospaces.com.