Few condominium communities have enjoyed the sustained popularity and market interest as the Wooster and Mercer Lofts. Located along trendy Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood, the complex was developed by Abdo and designed by Cunningham | Quill Architects. There are two buildings with a total of 87 residences, exhibiting a red brick retro warehouse vibe. Those industrial chic aesthetics continue inside, with features such as 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 as of this report’s publication.
There was one available listing in August, but it has since sold. Unit #502 had been offered at $1,240,000 and it closed at $1,200,000. The corner condo has two bedrooms, two full baths, and 1,691 square feet of living space. Floods of natural light pour in through the huge window walls, bathing the hardwood floors in a rosy glow. 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.
The month of July also ushered in one closing. Unit #W309 is a true loft residence with two bedrooms, 2.5-baths, and 1,914 square feet of airy living space. The stylish unit with its 21-foot high soaring ceilings sold for the fully asking price of $1,295,000. There is a bedroom suite at each level, with two stories of massive windows, and 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, starting with Unit #W206. The recently renovated two-bedroom, two-bath condo closed at $1,175,000 after listing for $1,195,000. With 1,642 square feet of sunny living space, the impressive residence enjoys streaky wide-plank hardwood floors, 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.
The other June sale was Unit #W212, with a closing price of $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.
The Wooster and Mercer Lofts enjoy a stellar location, extending south from Clarendon Blvd along both N. Queen and N. Pierce Streets. This area is known as the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor, and is known for its many terrific upscale shops, bars, restaurants, and entertainment. The Rosslyn and Courthouse Metros are both within strolling distance. Residents enjoy 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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