One of Washington Metro’s perennially popular condominium addresses, the award-winning Wooster and Mercer Lofts community is ideally located along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor in Arlington. Designed by Cunningham | Quill Architects for Abdo Development and completed in 2007, the complex is comprised of The Wooster with 52 units and The Mercer with 35 units. The look evokes a retro industrial ambience while offering modern amenities, designer kitchens, and soaring ceilings. Intriguing interior touches include 140 year-old brick accents from a historic DC building that was originally home to the Little Sisters of the Poor.
New listings don’t often come up at Wooster and Mercer, but September was an exception. Unit #W312 came to market September 15 with an asking price of $1,299,900. The 2,038 square-foot loft residence has a primary suite with bath at each level, as well as a loft lounge/office space with wet bar, and a wonderful private terrace. The main living and dining area features soaring ceilings, two stories of giant factory-style windows, and floating iron stairs. The open gourmet kitchen has high end finishes with black granite counters and island, and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Other features include beautiful hardwood floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, walk-in closets, and two parking spaces.
Unit #M401 is currently in Active Under Contract status, meaning that it is pending with contingencies. Listed at $1,295,000, the 1,829 square foot residence with two bedrooms and two baths, is scheduled to close in early October. The corner unit has a large and open living, dining, and cooking area, with towering windows on two sides. The gourmet kitchen is set into a single wall with open space on all sides. Dark granite counters and upscale stainless steel appliances add to the allure. The primary bedroom suite is down the hall from the front foyer for extra privacy, while the second bedroom is just off the kitchen area.
There wasn’t any additional sales activity in September. The most recent closing was in June with Unit #W204 which sold for the full asking price of $1,025,000. This unit with western facing exposures has one bedroom, a library/den that can be used as a second bedroom, and two full baths. Wide-plank flooring runs throughout, and both baths have been renovated. The gourmet kitchen with its granite counters and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances tucks neatly into a corner, with hanging pendant lights over the extended dining island. The primary bedroom has two walk-in closets plus custom organizers, while the library has a large closet plus a separate built-in storage system.
The only other sale in 2022 was Unit #W103, an attractive two-bedroom, two-bath apartment that sold in March for the full asking price of $875,000. The 1,188 square foot condo features six-inch wide Brazilian cherry floors, 10-foot ceilings, giant windows, and exposed overhead ductwork. The open chef’s style kitchen includes Wolf, Sub-Zero, and GE Monogram stainless steel appliances, along with white granite counters. A built-in bar features accent lights and a GE Monogram wine cooler. The guest room/library offers a closet and built-ins including a full-sized Murphy bed.
The highest priced sale in all of 2021 was an exclusive Life At The Top listing. Unit #M406 closed at $1,635,000 this past December and was only on the market for 12 days before going under contract. The stunning two-bedroom, 2.5-bath loft penthouse has 2,370 square feet of living space with beautiful hardwood floors and a massive two-story wall of windows. Dramatic floating stairs lead to a spectacular loft overlooking the living area below, with bonus features including a wet bar and wine fridge, as well as a large and open den that’s great for working from home. Two garage parking spaces were included in the sale.
Unit #409 was another Life At The Top seven-figure sale in 2021. The two-level loft penthouse sold for $1 million after only three days! With 1,147 square feet of luxe living space, the residence features cherry floors, giant windows, a wonderful owner’s suite, a loft office/den, and 1.5 baths. The open Chef’s kitchen includes Wolf, Sub-Zero and GE Monogram SS appliances, granite counters and an extended island. The frosting on the cake is a private treetop terrace running the length of the unit. Many other extras include a whole-unit Bose speaker system, Philips Hue colored LED smart lighting, WiFi-connected electric window shades, Nest thermostat, and a GE washer/dryer.
The Wooster and Mercer Lofts are in the Rosslyn community but are also close to next-door Courthouse. This allows residents who prefer public transit, the choice of two nearby Metro stations. The highly walkable neighborhood offers numerous restaurant and shopping opportunities. Those living at Wooster and Mercer also enjoy numerous luxury amenities, including a friendly and dedicated front desk and concierge, a swimming pool, a club room with billiards, a fitness center, and a dog park.
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