- The Washington Times - Friday, July 11, 2008

The Woodley Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington may be one of this city’s most desirable. Residents can walk to the Woodley Park Metro Station, National Zoo, Uptown movie theater, Rock Creek Park, Cleveland Park library and to a wide range of shops and restaurants.

For those who want to venture slightly farther and walk for 15 to 20 minutes, Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle’s many entertainment venues, shops and restaurants are accessible.

The Murillo/Malnati Group is adding to the available housing in this sought-after neighborhood with the Woodley-Wardman Condominium, a restoration of four historic town homes and a new addition of a seven-story contemporary high rise at 2818 Connecticut Ave.

Named after the prolific Washington developer Harry Wardman, who built two of the town homes, the Woodley-Wardman includes 16 homes in the original restored brick row houses, along with 23 homes in the new section.

The floor plans include studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences. Green design features have been incorporated into the building, including Energy Star appliances, recycled materials and energy-efficient windows. The homes are base-priced from $299,900 to $2,100,000, with monthly condominium fees ranging from $152 to $778.

The preserved original details include gargoyles, stone door surrounds and pilasters and decorative wooden cornices. The new building has a brick exterior with energy-efficient storefront-style windows for wide views of the neighborhood. The homes have private terraces and balconies along with a public courtyard and garden. Garage and surface parking is available, along with concierge services, a monitored security system and on-site Zipcar service.

Inside, the homes have contemporary-style European kitchens and baths, security systems, luxury finishes and state-of-the-art audio-visual and home entertainment technology. The homes have maple hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, Sub-Zero and Bosch stainless steel appliances, quartz kitchen counters and a full-size Bosch laundry center. The baths feature ceramic, porcelain and glass tile. All the homes have high-tech pre-wiring for cable, satellite and high-speed Internet services and wiring for flat-panel TVs, home entertainment systems, and iPod and iPhone docking stations.

Buyers can choose between a “Contemporary Classic” or a “European Modern” interior design theme which affects the tile, flooring, cabinetry and appliances in each home.

In one of the original town homes, a second-floor residence, unit 11, has an open living and dining room with a wall of windows, an open center-island kitchen, one bedroom and one bath. This home is priced at $449,900.

Unit 15 in the original section, a two-level home with two bedrooms, a den and 2 1/2 baths, is priced at $959,900. This home has a dramatic two-story living room with three skylights on the lower level, along with a dining room and open center-island kitchen, a closet with laundry equipment, one bedroom with a private bath, and a powder room. The upper level has a den overlooking the living room, along with the master bedroom, which has a walk-in closet and private full bath.

The Penthouse 4 in the new building, priced at $2,100,000, is a two-level home with three bedrooms, 2 1/2baths and a roof deck that is ready for the installation of a hot tub. The foyer entrance has a view of the private roof terrace. There is a living room with two glass doors to the terrace and an open floor plan with a center-island kitchen and a dining room, which has two walls of windows and a glass door to the second balcony. This level also has a powder room.

The second level includes a master suite with a wall of windows, a luxury bath and a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, a closet with laundry equipment, and another full bath complete this level. The second bedroom has a door to another private balcony.

For more information or directions to the Woodley-Wardman, call Alex Venditti or Paul Pike with Tutt, Taylor & Rankin/Sotheby’s International Realty; 202/550-8871 or 202/550-8872, or visit www.mmgdevelopment.com.

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