Modern Living at Wooster and Mercer Lofts

Wooster and Mercer | Market Pulse | October 2023

Located along the trendy Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor with its shops, restaurants, and entertainment, Wooster and Mercer Lofts is one of the region’s most perennially popular condominium communities. Developed by Abdo and designed by Cunningham | Quill Architects, the Rosslyn complex features two buildings with a total of 87 residences. The warehouse style structures are imbued with 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.

While there were no active listings in October, one did pop up in early November as we were compiling our monthly data. Therefore, we are including it in our October report.

Unit #M204 in the Mercer building came to market November 2 with an asking price of $1,289,000. The two-level loft-style residence is rare in that it boasts a 375 square foot private outdoor patio, surrounded by brick walls. It’s the perfect place for outdoor grilling, entertaining, and relaxation. The condo has two bedrooms suites with two full baths and a powder room. With 2,209 square feet of interior living space, soaring ceilings, and huge banks of factory-style windows, this spectacular unit is open, airy, and filled with natural light. The gourmet kitchen is at the first level and is open to the main living and dining areas. Floating black iron stairs lead up to a large loft with a wet bar that is ideal as a family room or a work-from-home space.

Previously, the most recent listing was in August, with Unit #502 closing at $1,200,000. The corner residence features two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,691 square feet of sunny living space. Huge window walls allow natural light to bathe the cherry hardwood floors in a warm and rosy glow. High ceilings and exposed brick accents add further 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 one closing in July. Unit #W309 in the Wooster building sold at 100 percent of its original asking price of $1,295,000. This stunning loft residence has two bedrooms, 2.5-baths, and 1,914 square feet of living space spread out over two levels. The ceilings soar forever, up to 21 feet, complemented by 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 chef’s kitchen features black granite counters, a prep/dining island, and Wolf and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances, and is open to the main living and dining areas. Two parking spaces are included.

There were two sales in June, beginning with Unit #W206 which closed at $1,175,000. The renovated two-bedroom, two-bath condo with 1,642 square feet of sunny living space features wide-plank hardwood floors with a streaky bamboo-like finish, huge factory-style windows, brick accents, and exposed overhead ductwork. The completely redesigned 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.

Residents at the Wooster and Mercer Lofts enjoy an ideal location, fronted by Clarendon Boulevard and extending along the side streets of Pierce and Queen. The complex is in the Rosslyn neighborhood, close to the next-door Court House community. Both the Rosslyn and Court House Metro stations are within walking distance. Popular bars, restaurants, bakeries, shops, and entertainment are nearby. Onsite condominium amenities include 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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