Market Leaders | Highest Sales Prices | May 2021

The highest priced closings for May were topped by a “sanctuary in the sky” at the luxury branded Ritz-Carlton West End. Unit #PH3E is a 5,112 square foot, two-level penthouse that sold for $5,350,000. The luxe residence comes with three bedrooms, a Chef’s kitchen, dining room, a living room, family room, wood-burning fireplace, two offices, a fitness room, 5.5 baths, and a drinks room with wet bar. The icing on the cake is a 4,000 square foot private terrace that spans both levels of the home. This stunning home in the city was also the third-highest per square foot for the month at $1,046.56 per sq. foot. Unit #1103 at CityCenterDC in Mount Vernon Triangle was the second-highest sale of the month at $2,750,000. The 1,720 square foot penthouse also captured the top price per size honors at $1,598.84 per square foot. Adding significantly to the space of the flat is multilevel 1,010 square foot private terrace with extensive landscaping.

The legendary Wardman Tower in Woodley Park nabs third place with Unit #3C. The 3,139 square foot apartment listed in April for $2,245,000 and quickly went under contract, selling above the list price at $2,280,000. That makes it the sixth-highest list-to-sales ratio as well as the third-highest closing. The meticulously renovated residence in the 1928 landmark building has two bedroom suites, 2.5 baths, and enormous walk-in closets. The oak herringbone floors are breathtaking, as is a showcase Chef’s kitchen with custom Henrybuilt cabinetry, Pentalquartz coastal gray counters, a Danby Royal marble backsplash and Thermador appliances. There’s also a delightful semi-circle balcony overlooking the city. Next up is Unit #207 at Somerset House in Friendship Heights (also associated with next-door Chevy Chase). The luxurious apartment is set inside the exclusive gated Parc Somerset community with its 17 lushly landscaped acres, plus every amenity imaginable. The 2,856 square foot apartment with two bedrooms and 2.5 baths has a unique look for Somerset House, with large exposed ceiling beams and a custom slate wall sectional featuring a fire feature on one side and media on the other. Renovated from the studs out over a two year period, the residence sold for $2,150,000.

Fifth place goes to Unit #216 at Shoreham West in Woodley Park. The two-bedroom, 2.5-bath sun-filled co-op closed for $1,800,000. With 2,450 square feet of living space, the apartment merges original 1965 touches such as parquet floors, with upgrades like the gourmet kitchen. There’s also a den/family room and a southeast-facing balcony. Closing out the list is Unit #3BW at St. Nicholas in the Kalorama neighborhood. Built in 1917, the elegant building is split into east and west portions, connected by a lovely shared lobby. The completely renovated 1,933 square foot apartment has an elongated layout with three bedrooms and three baths, and sold for $1,600,000. Original architectural charm and modern touches come together beautifully in this timeless classic.

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