Since their completion in 2007, the Wooster and Mercer Lofts have thrived as one of the most popular condo developments in the Washington Metro area. Located in Arlington’s Rosslyn community, the brick warehouse-style residences were developed by Abdo and designed by Cunningham Quill Architects, with a retro industrial chic vibe that includes soaring ceilings and sublime interior touches such as 140 year-old brick accents from the original Children’s Museum in Washington, DC. The only catch is that resale opportunities are often few, and whenever a new availability pops up, it usually sells quickly.
The only active listing as of this writing is Unit #M401, a stunning two-bedroom, two-bath residence that actually came to market at the beginning of August rather than July. Priced at $1,295,000, the 1,829 square foot condo features floor-to-ceiling windows allowing natural light to infuse the cherry floors with a warm glow. 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. Soaring ceilings, exposed overhead ductwork, and brick accents help to complete the picture.
Unit #W204 is included in MLS as a July listing but it’s just a technical bit of bookkeeping as the apartment sold in June as a private transaction 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 most recent previous closing was in March, with Unit #W103 listing mid-month and closing two weeks later. The attractive two-bedroom, two-bath flat closed at the full asking price of $875,000. Brazilian cherry floors, 10-foot ceilings, giant windows, and exposed overhead ductwork are all part of the appeal. 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 highest priced sale in recent history at Wooster and Mercer 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.
Residents at Wooster and Mercer enjoy an impressive number of amenities, with a swimming pool, a fitness center, front desk and concierge, a club room and a dog park. The handsome red brick buildings extend along fashionable Clarendon Boulevard and down two side streets, with expansive lush green lawns adding to the community feel. Shops, bars, and restaurants are all within easy strolling distance, as are two Metro stations (Rosslyn and Courthouse). Nearby grocery options include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and a farmers’ market.
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