This Week’s Find: Views of the Curvature of the Earth

by UrbanTurf Staff

1220 Blair Mill Road, Penthouse 4

For This Week’s Find we go just over the DC-Maryland border to Silver Spring to check out a palatial 2,500-square-foot (inside) penthouse in the Mica that was originally designed for the building’s owner.

It’s easy to like any condo that is so large and sits at the top of a building, but this one stands out for two reasons: the cool artist’s studio and the sprawling outdoor space. You can see the former below, where the current owner has setup a true, working studio in a space that has concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and french doors separating it from the adjacent room.

As for the latter, there is a wraparound 1,700-square-foot terrace, which is itself twice the size of some of the two-bedrooms we feature on UrbanTurf. The views are so wide and unobstructed that you can see the curvature of the Earth. Being right next to Rock Creek Park, hawks have been known to alight on the terrace railings. Within the unit, floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides let in tons of natural light but, we’re told, still manage to keep sound out.

More details and photos below.

Artist’s Studio
Master Bedroom
Views from the terrace

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_views_of_the_curvature_of_the_earth/3427


  1. Elizabeth Wallace said at 10:55 am on Friday May 6, 2011:

    The apartment is beautiful.  I’ll miss George’s 4th of July party when in all directions you could see fireworks, public and personal, shooting above the trees like phosphorescent plankton in a wide, wide sea.  It’s airy, a great place for parties to mingle and find conversation nooks.  Whoever purchases this condo will fall in love with it, day after day.

  1. Ariya said at 3:34 pm on Friday May 6, 2011:

    I live across the street from this place and I’ve always wondered what the penthouse looked like.  *sigh*

  1. StringsAttached said at 6:36 pm on Friday May 6, 2011:

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! If I had the money and was in the market…YES PLEASE I would put an offer in on that thing in a second.

  1. Amy said at 2:49 pm on Saturday May 14, 2011:

    I’ve been to this apt & it is an amazing space.  I’m sad to see it on the market….I want to go back for more of George’s great parties!

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