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First Look: Gaslight Square in Rosslyn

by UrbanTurf Staff

Last night UrbanTurf attended an advance opening of Gaslight Square, the most recent condominium to be constructed in Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. The 117-unit, three-tower luxury project from renowned local developer Jim Abdo features private elevator access to the units, underground parking, and floor-through units (meaning they extend from the front of the building to the back).

Gaslight Square’s location (map) at the midpoint between the Courthouse and Rosslyn Metro stations on the Orange line mean residents will “always be able to walk downhill to take the Metro,” in the words of Abdo. “You get on the Metro by walking down to the Rosslyn stop, then you get home by walking down from Courthouse.”

About 350 people attended last night’s event, according to McWilliams|Ballard, the new condo sales and marketing firm selling the building. Nearly half of the units in the first tower have been sold, with settlements slated to begin next week.

To learn more about the project, see UrbanTurf’s previous coverage here and here.

There will be an official grand opening to the public on Saturday, June 23rd. In the meantime, see the following few photos we snapped at the sneak peek:

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Looking down Clarendon Blvd. from a ground-level terrace
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Looking from the back of the first tower across to the second
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Private elevator entrance in one of the model units
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Private elevator opening directly into a model unit
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View facing south from a penthouse in the first tower
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Many units feature 20-foot ceilings with spiral or
straight stairs leading to a lofted second floor
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Gaslight Square developer Jim Abdo

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/first_look_gaslight_square_in_rosslyn/5651

6 Comments

  1. Jason S said at 11:08 am on Wednesday June 13, 2012:

    I’ve been in the DC/NoVA area since March 1, and have been shocked at home many developments like this there are. Are there really that many people who can afford $700k+ luxury units like this in the area? I make a very nice living, but could not afford anything like this. I’m just blown away with the sheer number of developments like this and the costs of the units.

  1. MP said at 2:20 pm on Wednesday June 13, 2012:

    @Jason - 2 people making between 100-125K shouldn’t have a problem buying a place like that, and yes, there are plently of people with salaries in that range (a lot who make a lot more than that).  These are just lawyers and lobbyists who make these salaries, consultants, and government contractors regularly make more than that as well.

  1. MP said at 2:22 pm on Wednesday June 13, 2012:

    Meant to say:

    “These AREN’T just lawyers…”

  1. DC Buyer said at 5:41 pm on Wednesday June 13, 2012:

    Is 700k 2/2.5 condos luxury? Perhaps in Arlington, but not necessarily in DC prime locations.

  1. jag said at 12:21 pm on Thursday June 14, 2012:

    “Is 700k 2/2.5 condos luxury? Perhaps in Arlington, but not necessarily in DC prime locations.”

    Huh? These units start at $749K for a 1br, so I dunno how you go to 2/2.5. The first comment doesn’t mention 2/2.5 either. Of course “luxury” is a subjective word and costs vary by region, in case that’s all you’re trying to point out.

  1. Mal said at 4:23 pm on Thursday June 14, 2012:

    Yes- $749K for a 1 BR is luxury as compared to 98% of locations in the DC/Metro area.  Georgetown likely costs more for a home in this condition.  Central Logan/Dupont may cost more for a home in this condition.  With those areas aside, yes—this is a big ticket for a 1 BR condo.

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