December’s highest priced sale was a fitting close to a very strong year in real estate sales. Unit #PH2A at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown sold for a whopping $9,500,000 after listing for $9,975,000. The two-story penthouse in Washington’s highly desirable Georgetown waterfront delivers 6,145 square feet of living space, with an additional 3,000 sq. ft. split among multiple private terraces. There are four bedrooms, five full and two half baths, a private access elevator, soaring ceilings, a dramatic custom sweeping staircase, work from home spaces, four garage parking spaces and an incredible rooftop deck with gardens. The views of the Potomac River are simply jaw-dropping. Second place goes to Unit #6D at the legendary Wardman Tower in Woodley Park. The landmark structure was built by Henry Wardman in the 1920s and extensively renovated over a two-year period under the supervision of Deborah Berke Partners. This particular residence offers three private bedroom suites, 3.5 baths, and 3,139 square feet of space. The apartment with its incredible six-inch wide oak herringbone floors and exquisite architectural detailing, listed for $2,650,000 and closed at $2,500,000.
Unit #617 at Shoreham West in Woodley Park was the month’s third-highest sale at $2,300,000. The spacious two-bedroom, 2.5-bath co-op at the mid-century building has a very homey 2,550 sq. ft. layout, with high ceilings, fun hallways, a laundry room and giant walk-in closets, one of which has been cleverly transformed into a home office. Nabbing fourth place is Unit #1209 at Somerset House in Chevy Chase. The 2,442 square foot apartment in the exclusive Somerset gated community sold at full price for $1,799,000. Two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a den, a white-on-white gourmet kitchen plus marble baths are all part of the picture. A huge balcony overlooks the community’s lush grounds, including swimming pool and tennis courts.
In fifth place is Unit #302 at Cooper Lewis in Logan Circle. The two-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartment with its exposed brick walls and giant floor-to-ceiling windows wrapping around three sides, sold for $1,730,000. The boutique condo community itself is a sought-after adaptive reuse project, in which a modern 18-unit structure was created around the historic Pelz Building (a former hardware store). Unit #8D at the Ritz-Carlton West End picks up the sixth-highest sale at $1,720,000 as well as the sixth-highest price per sq. ft. at $963.59. The elegant apartment features two bedrooms, a library, 2.5 baths and two private balconies.
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