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Best New Listings: Forest Framed in Forest Hills, A Penthouse with a Private Rooftop

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s installment of Best New Listings includes a Rosslyn penthouse, a forest-framed house in Forest Hills, and a Cape Cod in Alexandria.


A Penthouse Loft with Private Terrace

Over in Rosslyn, this penthouse at The Wooster has an open-concept living area with exposed exhaust, concrete ceilings, and industrial-style gridded windows occupying most of the far wall. The ceiling extends to double-height above the dining area, and the kitchen has red mosaic tile walls, a breakfast bar island, a built-in bar with wine fridge, and a stainless steel commercial hood and backsplash above the integrated cooktop. The bedroom has a sitting nook with an accent wall of exposed brick that, along with pillars in the living area, is sourced from DC's former Capitol Children's Museum. A water feature is built in at the base of the slatted stairs, and another set of gridded windows are at the top. The L-shaped private rooftop terrace has a built-in sound system and with a gas grill and outdoor furniture. The unit also comes with a second full bath, a den with exposed brick accent wall, and a tandem parking space.

  • Full Listing: 1600 Clarendon Boulevard, #W406 (map)
  • Price: $1,195,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,642
  • HOA Fees: $835/month
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Listing Agents: Lynn Kern, John Edelmann, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

A Mid-Century Cape Cod in "New Alexandria"

This recently-updated mid-century Cape Cod is just blocks from Belle Haven Park in Alexandria. The living room has a decorative fireplace beneath a butcher block mantel, a powder room, and access to a sleeping porch with a series of windows on two sides. The bright kitchen has a narrow subway tile backsplash, black leathered granite countertops, an oven with stacked compartments, a walk-in pantry, and three sides of counter space, including a breakfast bar peninsula. The owner's bedroom has triple exposure and two closets, and the second bedroom has a set of recessed shelving and a walk-in closet. The rear deck is one step up from the planar backyard, which also offers access to a detached one-car garage next to a gravel parking pad.

  • Full Listing: 6403 14th Street (map)
  • Price: $650,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,423
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Listing Agent: Christopher White, Long & Foster Real Estate

Park in the Back, Fountain in the Front

Abutting Linnean Park in Forest Hills, this mid-century house was once owned by the Kreeger Musuem family. There is a fountain alongside the flagstone path to the front door, and the cantilevered roof awning is referenced with the ceiling in the foyer, which extends into a trapezoidal ledge in the adjacent living room. Wooden slats also provide sightlines between the foyer and living room, and in the latter, another trapezoidal ledge creates a mantel above the recessed fireplace surrounded by stone, and a series of near-floor-to-ceiling windows sit between two sets of french doors out to a spacious courtyard with mature trees. A library has wood-paneled walls on three sides, and the owner's bedroom has built-ins on either side of the door to the spa-like en-suite bath. The house also has a lower level with a rec room, bedroom, and full bath, and a two-car garage.

  • Full Listing: 3201 Fessenden Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1,595,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Feet: 3,659
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Listing Agent: Rima Tannous, Long & Foster Real Estate

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