Turnberry Tower, 22West-DC, Columbia Center, Phoenix at Clarendon, Arlington Condo, Park at Courthouse
Below are some of the condos creating the most "buzz" in the DC metro area. For Tysons Corner condos click here.
Turnberry Tower Condo in Rosslyn
Turnberry Tower Arlington Virginia describes itself as "a tall and stately, beautifully bipartisan high rise residence with a wonderful low-key attitude." The Turnberry Tower in Arlington VA will be 26 stories with 247 units providing "sweeping vistas of the Virginia suburbs, and over key Bridge and Potomac River to Georgetown, Washington National Cathedral, the Kennedy Center and the Washington Monument." Units will vary from 1-4 bedrooms priced from $800,000 to more than $5,000,000. Turnberry Tower condo in Rosslyn VA is scheduled to open in 2008. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2006.
It's mailings state the following: "Turnberry Tower will embody the ultimate in personal service with an exclusive spa/fitness center, indoor swimming pool, media room, social rooms, cafe and 24 hour valet, conceirge and resident service front desk personnel."
Columbia Center -- an Arlington Virginia Condo
Columbia Center condo is an 8-story project that includes 257 condominium units and 42,350 square feet of retail space which includes a planned Harris Teeter. The project incorporates the historic façade of the Arlington Hardware and provides a new home for the Arlington Free Clinic. Formerly called the Lofts at Columbia Station. Columbia Center in Arlington VA is a mixed use project uses the Main Street concept that Arlington County is shooting for in which the community will be pedestrian friendly with quick access to sidewalk cafes, shops and shade trees to make your walk more pleasant.
The Phoenix at Clarendon Metro
This mixed-use property called The Phoenix at Clarendon Metro condo will renovate the existing Post Office and add office, retail, and 194 condominium units in an 11-story building. Units will offer gourmet kitchens and optional hardwood floors. Nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 45,000 sq. ft. of office space in a 3-story building will be added. The Phoenix describes itself in this manner: "If you desire a home that offers sophistication, that defines luxury, then you have to see The Phoenix. These exceptional residences offer the height of modern refinement, featuring elegantly refined spaces and top-of-the-line finishes. They offer your choice of cherry, maple or natural finished cabinets, ceramic tile floors for the kitchen and bath, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, etc.
22West-DC Condo in Washington DC Real Estate
Here is info directly from their website 22West-DC
Spacious and airy rooms.
Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows stretching wall-to-wall in most units with translucent-weave roll shades and drapery pockets.
Generous finished ceiling heights of 9'6" in most principal rooms.
Drop drywall ceilings with recessed lights and fully-recessed sprinkler heads.
Individually controlled capability for year-round heating and cooling. Extra option for air filtration/humidification system.
Other features include Sub-Zero® fully-integrated panel refrigerators, Bosch® built-in ovens and microwaves, and Bosch® concealed dishwashers, Poggenpohl® white lacquer cabinetry with under-cabinet task lighting. Other finishes available as upgrades.
Park at Courthouse
The Park at Courthouse condo in Clarendon boasts a return to 2003 prices with one bedrooms starting at $322,300 and 2 bedrooms at $445,800. This makes it tough for surrounding condos that are brand new--they now have to lower their prices in relation to the new condos that deliver--read this blog post for a detaile explanation and examples: Arlington VA Condo Prices Must Come Down. Of course like any new condo in Clarendon it will be a very convenient place to live w/ all of the nightlife of Clarendon such as Clarendon Ballroom, Whitlow's, Cheesecake Factory, gyms, grocery stores, movie theatres and the like.
Buckingham Commons--Townhouses in Arlington
These townhouses to be constructed are about a 15 mintue walk to Ballston Mall and its surrounding amenities such a innumerable restaurants, metro, quick access to 66 or 395. The Buckhingham Commons townhouses' website does not offer any specs on their building which is a shame. Almost makes you wonder...what are they trying to hide? Perhaps their prices :)