This Week’s Find: Raising the Bar High Above Logan Circle

by Nena Perry-Brown

This Week's Find: Raising the Bar High Above Logan Circle: Figure 1
1515 15th Street NW, #708

This Week’s Find is a sprawling penthouse at The Metropole in Logan Circle designed by modernist architect Robert Gurney.

The owners of the 2,800 square-foot unit purchased the condo as raw space in 2012. Over the next year, with Robert Gurney’s design assistance, the residence was built out from the concrete bones.

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Kitchen and dining room

The unit 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.

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Wine cellar

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.

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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.

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Master bedroom

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.

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Split-level terrace

The unit also comes with three garage parking spaces and a storage unit in a building that has guest suites for its residents.

More details and photos below.

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Living room

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Second bedroom

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Dressing room and private terrace

  • Address: 1515 15th Street NW, #708 (map)
  • Price: $3,950,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,800
  • HOA Fees: $1,459/month
  • Listing Agent: Christie-Anne Weiss, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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