Developed by Abdo and designed by Cunningham|Quill Architects, the Wooster and Mercer Lofts is one of Washington Metro’s most popular condominium communities. Located along trendy Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood, the complex features two buildings with a total of 87 residences. The warehouse style structures have a modern industrial chic ambience with exposed ductwork, massive factory-style windows, and 150 year old brick accents that were repurposed from the former Little Sisters of the Poor convent in Washington, DC. The project was completed in 2007 and resale opportunities can be rare. That is the case currently, with no active listings at this time.
The most recent listing showed up in August and soon sold. Unit #502 closed at $1,200,000 after its initial offer at $1,240,000. With 1,691 feet of airy living space, the corner condo features two bedrooms and two full baths, with floods of natural light pouring in through huge window walls. Cherry hardwood floors exude a rosy glow, while high ceilings and exposed brick accents add to the appeal. The open main living and dining area is complemented by a gorgeous chef-style kitchen with long pendant lights hanging over the white granite dining island. Other features include custom-built walk-in closets, luxurious baths with twin-sink vanities, in-unit laundry, two garage parking spaces, and extra storage.
There was also one closing in July with Unit #W309 selling for its full asking price of $1,295,000. This impressive loft residence has two bedrooms, 2.5-baths, and 1,914 square feet of living space. The ceilings seem to soar forever, reaching a height of 21 feet and bracketed by two stories of massive windows. There is a bedroom suite at each level, with floating black iron stairs winding up to the upper level with its open loft area. The open chef’s kitchen features black granite counters, a prep/dining island, and Wolf and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances, and overlooks the two-story Great Room with is delightful views. Two parking spaces are included.
There were two sales in June, beginning with Unit #W206. The remodeled two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a 1,642 square foot layout closed at $1,175,000. This sunny residence features wide-plank hardwood floors with a streaky bamboo-like finish, huge factory-style windows, brick accents, and exposed overhead ductwork. The remodeled kitchen has white quartzite counters, sleek glass-front cabinetry, and SubZero and Wolfe appliances. The bathrooms have matching white quartzite counters as well. An un-unit laundry room with full-sized machines is another convenient benefit.
Unit #W212 was the other June closing, selling for $830,000 after listing for $850,000. The 1,294 square foot condo with one bedroom and one bath features a main living area is open and bathed in natural light thanks to huge full height windows that gaze out over a park-like setting. Other features include Brazilian Cherry floors, exposed overhead ductwork, brick accents, and an open gourmet kitchen with dark granite counters and top of the line Viking and Sib-Zero stainless steel appliances. A cute Juliet balcony overlooks the back lawn.
Those fortunate enough to obtain a condo at Wooster and Mercer enjoy a terrific location along trendy Clarendon Boulevard, close to numerous shops, restaurants, entertainment, and two Metrorail stations. There’s plenty of in-house amenities as well, including a friendly staffed lobby with concierge service, an outdoor swimming pool and lounge, a fitness center, and a club room. The complex is pet-friendly, with lots of grassy areas including a private dog park.
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