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Watergate South
Under Contract | $2,399,000

700 New Hampshire Ave. NW #720/721

Washington, DC 20037

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"We sold this unit just a few months ago and since then the owners have completely updated it from the massive windows to the flooring, baths, and commercial grade appliances. Nothing has been overlooked and this expansive river view home is ready for the most discerning buyer!" 

Live your very best life in this oversized and completely updated Watergate South residence, with three bedrooms and three and one-half baths. Brand-new wide plank white oak hardwood floors have been installed throughout the apartment. A long tiled front hallway leads into expansive living spaces, with a massive wall of new windows, elegant wainscoting, handsome built-ins and a gas fireplace with a new pale granite facade. The room flows organically into an open dining area featuring a beautiful centerpiece Waterford chandelier. An additional breakfast alcove adds another level of convenience. You can also take your meals out onto a sweeping terrace that spans the unit’s frontage, offering the city’s most picturesque Potomac River and Kennedy Center views.

A huge updated chef’s kitchen presents an unforgettable cooking experience, as well as a wonderful place to socialize. The owners installed new commercial grade appliances in 2020, including a Wolf 36” Pro-Style gas range with six dual-stacked sealed burners, convection oven and infrared broiler, a 36” Sub-Zero French Door fridge, a full height Sub-Zero dual-temperature wine cooler, a deep stainless steel restaurant-style sink with high-end faucet and a Miele dishwasher. From meticulously crafted wood and glass cabinets to wraparound granite counters, this is a room you’ll want to spend time in, with food sizzling and tantalizing scents wafting through the air.

All three bedrooms have new Berber hypo-allergenic carpeting, blending goat hair and wool. A lovely owner’s suite with an enormous walk-in closet with built-ins, has sliders leading out to the terrace. An all-new and expanded en-suite bath features Carrera marble floors and shower walls, a huge frameless glass shower, marble vanity and sink. The powder room was also upgraded in 2020, with the second and third marble baths renovated in 2017 and 2018. All sleeping quarters enjoy direct access to the balcony. Bonus perks include new paint throughout, a laundry room with a new Miele front-loading Smart washer/dryer with Wi-Fi controls, two parking spaces, two storage units and so much more. Your new river front home awaits.

Watergate South Amenities

The Watergate South Residences is the iconic address’s penultimate residential tower. There have been many updates over the intervening years. Currently, the building lobby is undergoing a complete renovation. The hallways will also be given a refresh. Designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti, the legendary cooperative complex with its signature curvilinear facades has certainly enjoyed a lasting place in Washington’s folklore. Residents at the Watergate South enjoy a saltwater outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, doorman service, front desk, 24-hour concierge service and picture perfect riverfront views.

Located between the National Mall and the historic Georgetown waterfront, the Watergate complex was Washington’s first mixed-use development. The community is home to six buildings, including the well-known Watergate Hotel. The 10-acre grounds include pristine lawns, flowering gardens and strolling paths, a park, fountains, restaurants, an art gallery and frame shop, a CVS pharmacy, a post office, drycleaners, a deli, and a superb pastry shop that has been open since 1966, featuring over 100 varieties of sinfully delectable cake, pie, cookies, scones and tarts.

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Foggy Bottom

From its 1960s origins as a groundbreaking midcentury modern community, the famous Watergate still exists in a class all by its own. Ideally situated near the banks of the Potomac, the 10-acre site stands on land once used by the Washington Gas Light Company. Foggy Bottom predates the forming of the District, dating all the way back to 1763 and newly landed German settlers. The name owes to the early atmospherics coming off the water, as fog mingled with smoke from glass factories and beer breweries.

Home to George Washington University, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the State Department, Foggy Bottom occupies priceless riverfront territory with Georgetown to the north and the White House, National Mall and numerous famous landmarks to the east and south. The Foggy Bottom Metro Station is within easy strolling distance, and the on-site proximity of the Watergate Hotel is also a bonus when friends and guests come to town.

Memorialized in “All the President’s Men,” the iconic Watergate address goes hand-in-hand with a walk-friendly neighborhood that has evolved with the times. Whether it’s daytime excursions to the new Georgetown Waterfront Park or black-tie evenings at Kennedy Center, you’ll be front and center to the quintessential Washington experience.

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