Offering stylish loft designs and dramatic living spaces, the Wooster and Mercer Lofts are one of Arlington’s perennially popular condominium communities. Developed by Abdo and designed by Cunningham Quill Architects, the complex offers brownstone factory-style facades and incorporates industrial-chic interiors with exposed ductwork, soaring ceilings and repurposed 140 year-old brick accents from the old Children’s Museum in Washington. Located along the trendy Clarendon Boulevard in Rosslyn, Wooster and Mercer rarely has active listings. In fact, there is only one available unit as of this writing.
Unit #W107 is a Life At The Top listing, with a substantial new price reduction. The one-bedroom, one-bath residence is now priced at $700,000, after originally listing in July for $750,000! A spacious 1,123 square foot layout offers scads of room for a one-bedroom condo. Overhead ductwork and reclaimed brick accents add to the allure. Giant 12-pane windows in the living area allow in plenty of natural light. A sublime open kitchen made by kitchen renovations Vancouver features granite counters and island, a mosaic backsplash, and Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Glass doors lead to an attractive bedroom with walk-in closet. The en-suite bath has a honed marble vanity and designer fixtures. One parking space plus storage is included.
Unit #W406 closed in August for its full asking price of $1,195,000. The one-bedroom penthouse has 1,642 square feet of living space, including a bonus den and two full baths. Soaring 21-foot ceilings are complemented by Brazilian Cherry floors. A gourmet kitchen is set into one wall, and is open to the main living area. Floating stairs lead up to the loft master bedroom, en-suite bath and den. There’s also a private rooftop terrace. Two parking spaces are included.
Also closing in August was Unit #W109. The one-bedroom apartment with 1.5 baths sold for its full price of $900,000. Positioned at the ground level, the 1,150 square foot apartment also has French doors leading out to an 800 square foot private patio. Other features include hardwood floors, 11-foot ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and an extended breakfast bar. The bedroom has direct access to a bathroom with a granite twin-sink vanity. The powder room bath adds another level of convenience. One parking space is included.
Residents at the Wooster Mercer are able to stroll to a wealth of area attractions, including popular bars and restaurants. Condominium amenities include a swimming pool, front desk and concierge, club room, fitness center, courtyards and a dog park. Rosslyn has evolved greatly since its early days as a waterfront ferry landing with saloons and gambling halls. These days, the highly popular Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor is comprised of five exciting urban villages, each with its own Metrorail station. The number of nearby shops, bars and restaurants, is staggering.
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