- The Washington Times - Friday, September 28, 2007

Condominiums have long been a popular home style in Arlington, where proximity to downtown Washington and to the Metro system’s Orange Line draws empty-nesters and young professionals looking for an urban lifestyle or at least a short commute.

As the local real estate market slows, some new condominium projects have been converted into rental homes, but there still is a wide range of condominiums under construction for buyers to visit.

Condominiums primarily appeal to either first-time buyers looking for an affordable entrance into homeownership or empty nesters looking to downsize into a low-maintenance lifestyle.

While a location within walking distance of shops, restaurants, night life and public transportation is of prime importance to most condominium buyers, on-site fitness centers and party rooms also are desirable.

Several upscale condominium developments are being built in Rosslyn, where the spectacular views of the Potomac River, Georgetown and Washington’s federal buildings and monuments are part of the appeal.

Turnberry Associates is building Turnberry Tower, a condominium community at 1850 N. Fort Myer Drive in Rosslyn with panoramic views of Georgetown, Washington’s monuments and landmarks and the Potomac River.

Turnberry Tower features direct-entry private elevators into the homes; 24-hour valet, concierge and front-desk services; and Smart Home technology. The condominium includes a spa and fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a media room, social rooms and a cafe.

The multilevel garage will include assigned spaces and have some individual garages available for cars and motorcycles. Inside, each of the homes will have 9- to 11-foot-high smooth-finish ceilings, Italian cabinets, granite counters, Miele brand European appliances, Jacuzzi hydrotherapy tubs, marble baths and floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive balconies.

The 26-story building will include 247 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, with prices from the mid-$700,000s to more than $7,000,000. Condominium fees are estimated to be 40 cents per square foot, which comes to about $525 to $2,121 per month.

The homes range from 1,312 square feet for a one-bedroom, 1½-bath home to 5,304 finished square feet for the tower suite, which includes three bedrooms, a formal dining room, a library, a lounge, a staff suite and a total of 5½ baths. Almost half of the building already has been sold. Call 703/243-3000 or visit www. turnberrytowerarlington.com.

The JBG Cos. and Trizec Properties are building Waterview, a 17-floor condominium near the base of the Key Bridge at 1925 N. Lynn St.

The condominiums are being built above the 12 floors of the Palomar Hotel, and residents will have private access to the hotel and will be able to request room service, housekeeping and valet services.

The condominium will include a spa, a fitness center, garage parking, concierge services, high-tech wiring and a rooftop deck with sweeping views of Georgetown and Washington.

Inside, the homes will include upscale appointments such as hardwood floors, granite or stone counters and glass-enclosed showers and stone floors in the bath. The homes are priced from the mid-$400,000s to more than $5,000,000, with condominium fees ranging from about $450 per month to more than $3,000 per month.

Call 703/465-4765 or visit www.waterviewresidences.com.

Monument Realty LLC is building the Odyssey condominium, which includes the Platinum Penthouse Suites at the Odyssey, across the street from the Courthouse Metro station at 2001 N. 15th St.

All the condominiums on the lower floors have been sold. Just two homes remain available, priced from $890,000 to $899,000. Monthly condominium fees for the penthouse homes range from $402 for the smallest of the two-bedroom homes to $580 for the largest two-bedroom and den homes.

The Odyssey’s penthouse homes have floor-to-ceiling windows and upgraded appliances, and the building includes a rooftop pool and fitness center, concierge services, a business center, a clubroom and garage parking.

Call 703/351-0888 or visit www.odysseycondo.com.

The Palatine, a Monument Realty project at 1301 N. Troy St. near the Courthouse Metro station, features a rooftop swimming pool and sun deck, a business center, concierge services and an exercise facility.

There will be 262 homes in this building, each with high-speed Internet access, a glass-enclosed shower in the master suite and assigned garage parking. Base prices range from $499,000 to $1,130,000 for one-bedroom, one-bedroom-and-den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom-and-den homes.

The development also has multilevel duplexes and town homes.

One parking space is included with each of the homes.

Condominium fees are estimated to range from $278 to $718.

Call 703/528-0111 or visit www.monumentrealty.com/properties/thepalatine.

Monument Realty is building 135 condominium homes at the Hawthorn at 820 N. Pollard St., a development with ground-floor shops and restaurants, a business center, a fitness center, a landscaped courtyard and assigned garage parking.

The Hawthorn is two blocks from both the Ballston and Virginia Square Metro stations and near shops, restaurants and night life.

The one- or two-bedroom homes have one or two full baths, a balcony and a kitchen with maple cabinets, Energy Star-rated appliances and granite counters. Some homes have a den.

The homes have 737 to 1,502 finished square feet, with base prices from $420,000 to $765,000. Condominium association fees range from $294 to $415 per month.

The Cypress model, with 1,502 square feet, is base-priced from $748,000 to $765,000. This home has a balcony accessible from the den and the master bedroom suite. This model also has separate living and dining rooms, each with windows on two sides, an open kitchen and a second bedroom with an adjacent bath.

Call 703/294-6611 or visit www.hawthorncondo.com.

The Bush Cos. is building the Park at Courthouse at 2220 N. Fairfax Drive, where about 100 homes will be available, many of them loft-style with 10-foot ceilings. The homes have hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, crown moldings and large windows.

The one-bedroom homes are priced from the mid- to upper $300,000s, two-bedroom homes from the mid-$400,000s and two-bedroom-and-den homes from the upper $500,000s, with condominium fees of $190 to $400 per month.

The development is within three blocks of the Courthouse Metro station.

Call 703/516-9445 or visit www.theparkatcourthouse.com.

At the Vista on Courthouse, a mix of town homes, condominiums and duplexes will be built in a complex two blocks from the Courthouse Metro station. The homes will have views of the monuments of Washington, and the development will include a clubroom, a private bar, a fitness center, a movie theater, a game room and a swimming pool with a hot tub. Sales prices have yet to be determined.

Sign up for updates on the project at or visit www.vistaoncourthouse.com or call 703/253-8001.

TCS Realty Associates is building Garfield Park at 2900 N. 10th St., at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and North 10th Street, one block from the Clarendon Metro station.

The mixed-use building will include street-level retail shops and restaurants, an underground parking garage and an exercise room.

Inside, the 149 homes will include hardwood flooring in the kitchen and living areas, granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, smart wiring and a terrace or balcony.

Visit www.garfieldparkcondos.com to request more information.

AHC Inc. has developed the Gatehouse condominium at 229 N. Thomas St., where 19 two-bedroom condominiums are available. The homes include assigned parking, a balcony or patio, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

The Ballston Metro station is within walking distance, along with shops and restaurants. The remaining two-bedroom, two-bath homes are base-priced from $349,500, with monthly condominium fees of $300.

Call 301/254-7477 or visit www.gatehousecondo.com.

The Ed Peete Co. is building 244 condominiums in Io Piazza near the shops and restaurants of Shirlington at 2730 Arlington Mill Drive. The community will include a gym, business center, community room and a sun terrace with a garden.

The homes have one or two bedrooms, with some three-bedroom homes also available.

Base prices range from the upper $300,000s to more than $1,000,000, with monthly condominium of $334 for the one-bedroom homes and $425 for the two-bedroom homes.

Currently sales are on hold for Io Piazza until a sales office can be opened in the building, which is anticipated soon.

Call 703/741-9950 or visit www.iopiazza.com.

Comstock Homebuilding Cos. Inc. is building one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums with one or two baths at the Eclipse on Center Park at 3600 S. Glebe Road.

The development has views of the Washington skyline, a terrace, an owner’s lounge, a swimming pool, a clubroom, a theater room and an on-site grocery store.

The ART loop bus leaves from the front door to Metro every six minutes.

The homes have a flat-screen TV, ceramic tile flooring in the baths and the kitchen, a full-size washer and dryer, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

The homes are priced from the $300,000s to $1,000,000, with monthly condominium fees of $250 to $570.

Call 703/413-4114 or visit www.eclipsecondo.com.

At Pentagon Ridge, residents can walk to the Pentagon City Metro station and to shops and restaurants on Pentagon Row. The pet-friendly development has a swimming pool, a sauna, a clubroom with game tables and a fitness center, along with storage spaces and garage parking.

The homes have one or two bedrooms with one or two baths; a bath with a tub and separate shower; and a kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

The one-bedroom homes are priced from the mid-$300,000s, and the two-bedroom homes are priced from the mid-$400,000s. Condominium fees range from $209 to $297 per month.

Call 703/486-1515 or visit www.pentagonridge.com.

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