Friday, May 2, 2008

For the past year, residents and visitors to Washington’s West End neighborhood have watched as a sleek zinc-and-glass building has been constructed on a sliver of land between New Hampshire Avenue and 22nd Street.

This new condominium, known as 22 West, offers a sophisticated setting along with a luxurious lifestyle. It is located across from the Ritz-Carlton and the Sports Club/LA.

Residents and visitors will feel pampered from the moment they arrive at this high-rise, which has both curving and sharply angled walls of glass. A uniformed doorman will be at the door, where optional valet parking is available for residents and guests.

A 24-hour desk staff will be available to greet guests and attend to security, deliveries or other requests, along with an on-site manager, concierge and engineer to make sure life always runs smoothly for residents.

Natural stone flooring adds elegance to the main lobby and to the lobbies on each residential level.

In addition to the 92 homes in 22 West, the building has one or two indoor private parking spaces and storage units for each home, a rooftop swimming pool with a sun deck and a second-level green-roof garden terrace.

A fitness room with strength and cardio equipment and a common room offers a view of the city skyline to match the view from the pool deck. The building also includes a convenience store and ground-level restaurant/retail space. A restaurant with outdoor dining and room service will be part of the development.

Nearly two dozen different floor plans are available, ranging from 948 to 3,600 square feet with one to three bedrooms, some with a den. Base prices range from $838,500 for a one-bedroom home to $3,438,500 for a three-bedroom home with a den.

Penthouses are priced from $1,839,500 to $3,868,500. Monthly condominium fees range from $700 to $2,800, which includes all utilities. The homes have individually controlled year-round heating and air conditioning.

Standard features for these homes include floor-to-ceiling windows that stretch from wall to wall, with translucent-weave roll shades.

Most rooms have 9-foot-6-inch ceilings with recessed lighting, while the floors are natural oak.

The homes have balconies, patios, terraces and French doors, high-tech wiring and an IPort docking station, along with a call station tied to the front desk, concierge and security systems.

Each center-island kitchen has white lacquer cabinets with under-cabinet lighting, a pantry, granite counters and upgraded appliances.

The master bath in each home has slate and marble flooring and walls, white lacquer cabinets, a frameless glass shower stall, marble counters and a soaking tub set in a marble base.

A D-line model on the sixth floor, with 1,967 square feet, has a dramatic open living and dining room with an open center-island kitchen, surrounded by windows that culminate in a sharply pointed corner. This two-bedroom home has three full baths and a study or guest room with a French door to the balcony.

A G-line model on the ninth floor, with 3,629 square feet, includes a balcony off the living room, a balcony off the master bedroom and a private roof terrace.

This home has a generously sized foyer, a formal living room with two walls of windows, a corner kitchen with a center island and a casual dining area, along with a walk-in pantry.

Adjacent to the living room is a library that could be used as a formal dining room. This model has three bedrooms, each with a full bath, a powder room and a laundry room.

The M-line model on the second floor, with 1,571 square feet, has a gently curving wall of windows at one end, which results in a curved combined living and dining room, which is open to the center-island kitchen. This model has a master suite with a bath and dressing room, a second bedroom with an adjacent full bath, a den and a laundry room.

For information about 22 West, call 202/333-3313 or visit

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