City Center | Market Pulse | December 2020

One of Washington, DC’s most ambitious commercial developments is the massive CityCenterDC community. Described in the New York Times as “a modern-day Rockefeller Center,” the 10-acre project was primarily completed in 2015, although new components continue to be added. Located at the site of the former Washington Convention Center in the Mount Vernon Triangle, the intriguing bubble community offers luxury condos known as the Residences at CityCenter, as well as apartments, hotels, upscale boutique retailers, restaurants, entertainment and a 1.5-acre park.

New to the market in December is Unit #604. Listed at $725,000, this rare one-bedroom, 1.5-bath floorplan features a distinctive lattice pattern of ceiling beams, with 805 square feet of living space. Large windows allow the sun to bathe pale wide-plank floors in a warm and natural glow. A Foster + Partners designed kitchen with Molteni Italian cabinetry runs along one wall, complemented by a designer island. A white desk cubby tucks into the same wall, providing a nifty work-from-home space.

Available since November is Unit #1103, a spectacular penthouse with 1,720 square feet of living space. Offered at $2,950,000, the elongated floorplan features a spacious owner’s suite with en-suite bath and two walk-in closets at one end, with the second bedroom suite at the far opposite end. A powder room is off the foyer. Included are custom wall finishes, white oak floors and a gourmet kitchen. The crowning touch is a 1,010 square foot sky terrace with multiple levels, landscaping, a gas grill and a custom fire pit.

Unit #715 is another spectacular city flat, listed at $2,945,000. With two bedrooms, two baths and 1,584 square feet of interior space, the residence has been extensively upgraded by the original owners. The living area features a giant wall of windows, with sliders leading out to a lush multi-level 576 square foot walk-out terrace with dining areas and mature plantings. There’s also a secondary private balcony.

Active since October is Unit #510 at $1,199,000. The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment has a 1,176 square foot layout with huge sliders that open out to a balcony overlooking the Gallery Place neighborhood. Northern White Oak floors and a contemporary kitchen with stainless steel Bosch appliances are part of the package, along with high-tech stereo equipment throughout the residence.

Unit #714 remains available for $1,169,500. The two-bedroom, two-bath residence with 1,028 square feet of space offers giant windows throughout, ultra-wide plank floors and dramatic custom wall finishes. There is also custom lighting and a large private balcony overlooking an interior courtyard. The master bath with its giant frameless shower and mosaics, is truly impressive.

Listed at $1,050,000 is Unit #1002 with two bedrooms, two baths and 1,116 square feet of living space. The unique south-facing apartment has wide-plank floors and an extended wooden balcony with multiple entry points. The gourmet kitchen with its recessed appliances has an extra-long island/breakfast bar. Against the hallway wall is a desk cubby, providing a great work-from-home option.

Unit #301 is a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with 922 square feet of space, currently listed at $859,000. Customized by award-winning architect Ernesto Santalla, the flat boasts custom ceiling treatments, dark wood floors, a glossy white kitchen, giant windows on three sides and a bedroom suite with modern wall treatments.

Offering competitive price at a Downtown DC luxury address is Unit #712. The one-bedroom, one-bath flat has a 689 square foot layout and is listed at $620,000. Among the features are wide-plank white oak floors, a glossy space saving kitchen with high end panelized appliances, a fun private balcony, tons of storage space, a stacked washer/dryer and parking.

Unit #810 recently slashed its asking price from $2,595,000 down to $2,495,000. The two-bedroom corner penthouse with 2.5 baths and 1,389 square feet of interior space, features a 1,009 square foot private multilevel rooftop deck. Massive window walls wrap around the open living area. A stylish open kitchen with Caesarstone counters, Motleni/Dada cabinets and premium appliances, add to the allure.

After listing for $1,060,000, Unit #801 dropped its price to $1,020,000. The super-sized one-bedroom residence has a 945 square foot layout with 1.5 baths and an open main living, dining and cooking area, with the kitchen recessed into a single wall. Wide-plank floors and giant windows add to the ambience. The bedroom with its custom paint has a large window bay that makes the perfect sitting nook.

Unit #404 has been withdrawn from the market. The spacious one-bedroom apartment with 1,003 square feet of space had been listed for $999,999.
A number of listings expired at the end of the year. These include Unit #505 with two bedrooms and 3.5 baths at $1,775,000; Unit #411 with two bedrooms and two baths at $1,599,000, Unit #710 with two bedrooms and two baths at $1,198,000 and Unit #513 with one bedroom and one bath at $799,900.

There were no units going into pending status in December, nor were there any closings during the final month of the year.

There is seemingly no end to the amenities enjoyed by condo owners, including a 24/7 front desk with concierge and porter service, a fitness center and yoga studio, party rooms, an executive business center and a bar lounge. Interior greenspaces include landscaped rooftops, courtyards and terraces at various levels with water features, grilling stations and dining areas. There are over 30 retailers, bars, restaurants and coffee shops within the CityCenterDC grounds. Once you leave the “bubble,” you’ll be right in the heart of vibrant Downtown DC with all it has to offer.

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