Wooster and Mercer | Market Pulse | May 2024

Home to 87 industrial-chic residences, the Wooster and Mercer Lofts is one of the most sought after condo communities in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood. The two-building complex is located on Clarendon Boulevard and extends south along the two parallel streets of Queen and Pierce. Designed by Cunningham | Quill Architects for Abdo Development, the project was completed in 2007. One building is the Wooster, and other the Mercer, with retro brick warehouse exteriors that are modern and airy inside. Finishes are quite impressive, with massive window walls, soaring ceilings, and 140-year-old brick accents from the former Little Sisters of the Poor convent on Capitol Hill. Condo owners are usually reluctant to sell their units, and new listings always attract attention.

As of this reporting, there is one active listing at Wooster and Mercer. Priced at $899,900, Unit #W106 is a very large one-bedroom, one-bath residence with 1,396 square feet of living space. The main living, dining, and cooking area measures 22 by 32 square feet with 10-foot ceilings. Huge windows allow plenty of natural light inside, with exposed overhead ductwork and hanging factory lights adding to the ambience. Cherry hardwood floors and exposed brick accents add further to the appeal. The bedroom is quite roomy, and the bathroom has a twin-sink vanity, Waterworks fixtures, and a frameless shower. The open concept living and dining area includes a gourmet kitchen set against one wall, with granite counters, cherry cabinetry, and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. There’s an in-unit washer and dryer, and the added bonus of two garage parking spaces.

There were no closings in May, and in fact, the closest previous activity dates back to March when Unit #W405 sold as a private transaction. The two-bedroom residence is entered into MLS for comparable purposes only. The sale price was $1,305,000. This is an upper level duplex loft unit, with two baths, a second-story open loft area, and 1,768 square feet of living space. The corner unit has towering ceilings, arched top windows, and floating spiral stairs. There is also a 900 square foot private terrace, as well as a 75-foot wraparound balcony. Two assigned garage parking spaces were included in the transaction.

There has been just one other closing in 2024, with Unit #M204, selling in February for $1,263,000. This showcase residence features two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 2,209 square feet of dramatic living space spread across two levels. One of the largest condos at Wooster and Mercer, the open and airy layout boasts giant factory-style windows are feet of living space spread across two levels. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors run throughout the residence, with floating black iron stairs leading up to the loft area with its wet bar. Perhaps the crowning glory is the 375 square foot private patio with tall brick walls, wooden fencing, and large flowering planters, perfect for grilling and get-togethers.

Residents at Wooster and Mercer have more than just their individual condos to enjoy. There’s also a nice array of amenities, including friendly staff and concierge service, a swimming pool, a lounge area, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a club room with billiards. The complex is pet-friendly with grassy areas plus a small neighborhood park next-door. There is secure garage parking, as well as nearby Metro stations in both the Rosslyn and Courthouse neighborhoods. Wooster and Mercer’s location on Clarendon Boulevard means lots of nearby shops and restaurants. There are also good grocery options with Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, as well as farmers markets in Rosslyn and in Courthouse.

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