Ashton Judiciary Square: New Downtown Luxury

by Will Smith

The real estate industry is often criticized for its overuse of the word luxury. But in the case of Ashton Judiciary Square, the label is well-deserved.

Two-bedroom at Ashton Judiciary Square

Ashton Judiciary Square is located at 750 3rd Street NW (map) at the eastern edge of Chinatown. Its central proximity appeals to a varied but high-end clientele. “You meet a lot of very interesting people working here,” property manager Eric Howell told UrbanTurf.

Howell remained mum on examples, but he did say that they had just leased the top-floor unit, a floor-through 2,700 square-foot spread with a 200 square-foot terrace and views of the Capitol, Washington Monument, and eastern DC. The monthly rent: $10,429.

Ashton Judiciary Square

Ashton Judiciary Square sits on what was one of the few remaining undeveloped land parcels in the downtown area. The site was previously owned by local developer Jim Abdo, who envisoned a 90-unit condominium on the site. Those plans didn’t materialize, and Abdo sold the land to The Hanover Company, a Houston-based developer that has a portfolio of over 30 luxury properties around the country. Ashton Judiciary Square delivered in July 2009 and is now one of the company’s most exclusive properties.

The building’s facade is partitioned into three glass panels framed by an angular concrete border, giving it a very modern look compared to other top-tier “classic” apartment buildings in Washington (see The Kennedy-Warren: The “Old Lady” of Washington).

There are 49 one, two, and three-bedroom units at Ashton Judiciary Square, with a total of eight different floor plans spread across 12 floors. What is rather unique about the apartments is the space they offer: the smallest one-bedroom is 1,200 square feet.

Many units sport floor-to-ceiling windows and a study or desk niche, as well as a standard package of upscale finishings that one would expect of a development like this: hardwood or travertine flooring, marble and granite counters, frameless shower doors, walk-in closets in the bedrooms. Other features available in some of the more expensive units include a terrace, powder room, dual-headed and dual-entry shower, and walk-in laundry room. A few units even come fully furnished.

In terms of amenities, Ashton Judiciary Square offers a dedicated concierge, a residents’ lounge and kitchen, a fitness center, a guest suite for visitors, and a conference room and meeting space available to residents. Reserved parking spaces are $250 per month.

Ashton Judiciary’s luxury carries similarly luxurious price tags: List rental rates start at $3,749 and go up to $10,429 for available units, though there is a current special on one-bedrooms that brings the rent down to $2,999.

The building is currently 90 percent leased and 86 percent occupied. Following are photos of model apartments and common areas.

Kitchen in the two-bedroom model
Living room in the one-bedroom model
Kitchen in the one-bedroom model
Residents’ lounge
Lobby and concierge desk

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/ashton_judiciary_square/2490

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