1515 15th Street NW, #708
DC is now a town replete with high-end, luxurious homes that appeal to the city’s growing, well-heeled clientele. So, finding a listing that should be highlighted above all others for a given year is not an easy task. Here is our favorite for 2017.
High-end listings are a dime a dozen these days in DC, but our favorite of the year is located in one of the large high-end condo buildings that paved the way for the wave of development that came to Logan Circle in the early 2000s.
The Metropole opened its doors in 2008 with a splashy party that included life-size Oscar statues and hundreds of guests, and our favorite luxury listing of the year is at the top of the building.
The owners of this 2,800 square-foot penthouse purchased the condo as raw space in 2012. Over the next year, modernist architect Robert Gurney completely re-designed the unit.
Kitchen and dining room
The interior centers around an open main floor ripe for entertaining groups of all sizes — even holding over 100 guests at a time. The green caterer’s kitchen has a 23 foot-long marble countertop, triple sink with instant hot water, Miele gas cooktop with commercial-grade hood, two Miele dishwashers, Wolf double wall ovens, a warming drawer, and over 65 feet of cabinetry.
The kitchen overlooks a large formal dining area with a sound system and fireplace, and there is a wall suitable for hanging art and another wall of south-facing windows. On the opposite side of the foyer, the living room area has 21 foot-tall ceilings and south- and west-facing windows, with a pendant fireplace from London and orb lights that automatically change colors.
Elsewhere in the apartment, Mondrian-inspired glass panels act as an artistic focal point and also conceal a library/office area with a wall of built-in shelving which opens into the second bedroom with a Murphy bed and additional built-ins. The Mondrian motif continues in the backdrop of the glass-encased chilled wine cellar, which can hold nearly 300 bottles.
Upstairs is the master suite with kitchenette, dressing room, glass balcony looking into the living room below, and a private outdoor terrace. The suite also opens onto the upper level of a 780 square-foot split-level terrace that not only includes a gas grilling station and irrigation system but is also engineered to accommodate a spa.
The unit also comes with three garage parking spaces and a storage unit in a building that has guest suites for its residents. For those looking in the just-south-of-$4 million range, the penthouse is still on the market.
- Address: 1515 15th Street NW, #708 (map)
- Price: $3,495,000
- Bedrooms: Two
- Bathrooms: Two
- Square Feet: 2,800
- HOA Fees: $1,459/month
- Listing Agent: Christie-Anne Weiss, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
The Rest of UrbanTurf’s Year in Review
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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_best_listing_of_2017_for_the_well-paid_lobbyist/13353
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