- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Vibrant city neighborhoods share certain elements: Pedestrian traffic, housing, entertainment venues, shops and restaurants to attract local residents and visitors from nearby areas, along with access to public transportation.

Columbia Heights residents are experiencing the excitement of revitalization in their neighborhood with the rebirth of the Tivoli Theater, the opening of a gourmet grocery store and the introduction of DC USA, a 550,000-square-foot retail center.

Major retailers and a sports club are committed to open at DC USA. Centered around the Columbia Heights Metro station, new and renovated housing includes town homes and condominiums.

Metro Properties Inc., a Bethesda-based developer, is building the Allegro, a high-rise with 300 condominiums at 14th and Monroe streets Northwest, within walking distance of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

Residents at the Allegro will enjoy the A Lounge, a club with wireless connections, plasma screen televisions, a wet bar and lounge seating. Other amenities of the development include an athletic club, secure underground parking and miniparks with water features and benches. Storage space is available.

Inside, the one- and two-bedroom homes have maple flooring throughout the living areas, 9-foot ceilings, a bay window or a balcony, a full size washer and dryer and an advanced networking system for telephone, Internet and satellite television services.

Each residence also comes with a flat-screen television.

The kitchens include 42-inch flat-panel maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and contemporary-style pendant lighting in the kitchen and breakfast-bar areas.

The baths each have natural stone counters and upgraded ceramic tile flooring.

The one-bedroom homes, which have 600 square feet, are priced from the low $300,000s with a monthly condominium fee of $252. The one-bedroom-with-den homes have 725 square feet. The two-bedroom homes, which start at 875 square feet, are priced from the mid-$400,000s, with a monthly condominium fee of $326.

The B1 home, a one-bedroom, one-bath home, has an open living and dining room, an open center-island kitchen and a sliding glass door to a balcony.

This home includes a closet and a linen closet in the bedroom, a full bath accessible from both the hall and the bedroom and a washer and dryer off the foyer.

The B9 model, also a one-bedroom home, has a similar layout to the B1 home, with a walk-in closet in the bedroom, a closet and a washer and dryer off the foyer, and a full bath accessible from the foyer.

The C2 model includes a closet, a laundry room and a den off the foyer and a full bath off the hall. The living and dining rooms are open to the kitchen, which includes a breakfast bar. A Juliet balcony is off the living room. The bedroom in this home has a dramatic angled wall and a walk-in closet.

The C15 model has a washer and dryer and a closet off the foyer, which enters into an open floor plan with a center-island kitchen, a living and dining room and a sliding glass door to a balcony. Off the hall are a den, a full bath and a bedroom with a walk-in closet.

The C16 model opens directly into an open kitchen, living and dining area with a sliding glass door to the balcony. Off the hall are a washer and dryer, a closet, a full bath and a bedroom with a walk-in closet. A den with a double-door closet completes this home.

The D1 model includes a full bath, a washer and dryer and a closet off the foyer with an open living and dining room and an open kitchen with a breakfast bar. A sliding glass door off the living room leads to the balcony. On one side of the living area is a bedroom with a walk-in closet and a private full bath. A second bedroom is on the opposite side of the living area.

The D4 model has an open center-island kitchen and a living and dining area with a box bay window and a Juliet balcony. On one side of the living area is a bedroom with sharply angled walls, a walk-in closet and a private full bath. On the opposite side of the living area are a second bedroom with two closets, a washer and dryer, and a second full bath accessible from the bedroom and the foyer.

The D5 home includes an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, a combined living and dining area with a dramatically angled corner with two windows and a sliding glass door to a balcony. One bedroom has a walk-in closet and a private full bath. The second bedroom has access to the second full bath, which can also be entered from the hall. Nearby are a pantry, a closet and a washer and dryer.

For information about the Allegro, call the sales office at 202/722-7228 or visit www. AllegroSpaces.com.


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