- The Washington Times - Friday, December 26, 2008

Floor-to-ceiling windows frame sweeping views of the Potomac River, Key Bridge, Georgetown, the Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Monument and the Kennedy Center at the homes in Turnberry Tower. The 26-story building is under development at 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive in the Rosslyn area of Arlington by Turnberry Ltd., a South Florida-based company that has developed more than 7,000 upscale condominium residences and condominium hotels around the country.

The Washington area has just a handful of residential developments that reach this scale of luxury, with sophisticated services matched with opulent interior features. Residents at Turnberry Tower will be able to enjoy a spa and fitness center within the building, an indoor swimming pool, 24-hour valet and concierge services and Smart Home technology that allows residents to request maintenance, valet or concierge services with the touch of a button. The development will provide a high level of security for residents, along with amenities such as an on-site bistro for coffee, lunch or take-out dinners. Residents can entertain with ease in the social room, which has an adjacent catering kitchen.

Standard features of each home include 9- to 12-foot smooth-finish ceilings, Italian cabinets, granite countertops, European appliances, Jacuzzi hydrotherapy tubs, marble baths and expansive balconies.

The 26-story building will include 247 homes, offering from one up to four bedrooms. Prices are from the $800,000s to more than $4,000,000. Condominium fees are estimated to be 40 cents per square foot, which is about $600 to $2,200 per month. The homes range in size from 1,312 square feet for a one-bedroom, 1 1/2-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 5 1/2 baths.

Among the variety of floor plans available at Turnberry Tower, the Type B residence, which faces east, is a one-bedroom home with 1,405 square feet and a 254-square-foot balcony. This home has a powder room, laundry room and closet off the foyer, with an open kitchen leading into a combined living and dining room. This 30-foot-long space has a wall of windows and a sliding glass door opening onto the balcony. In addition, this home has a master bedroom with a sliding glass door to the balcony, a walk-in closet and a luxury bath.

The Type D model, which faces north, has 1,752 finished square feet with a 314-square-foot balcony. This home’s curving balcony is accessible from the living and dining room, the master bedroom and the second bedroom. A private elevator foyer links the building’s elevator with the entrance to this home, which has a full bath, a closet and a laundry room off the foyer. The kitchen includes a breakfast bar open to the living and dining room. The master bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet, a standard closet and a luxury bath, along with a sitting area in the bedroom.

The Type K model, which faces east, has 4,447 finished square feet and two balconies that total 900 square feet (of outdoor living space). The private elevator foyer features double doors that open into the main foyer, which, in turn, opens into the great room. The great room includes an entire curving wall of windows with a sliding glass door to the balcony, along with a wet bar.

This expansive home includes a center-island kitchen, a family room and a formal dining room with three walls of windows and two sliding glass doors to the balconies. Each bedroom has balcony access. The master bedroom has two walk-in closets, a standard closet and a luxury bath. The second and third bedrooms each have a walk-in closet and a private full bath. Additional rooms include a hobby room, a laundry room, a fourth full bath and a powder room.

For more information or directions , call 703/243-3000 or 877/872-7589 or visit www.turnberrytowerarlington.com.

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