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Wooster and Mercer Lofts
Just Closed | $995,000

1600 Clarendon Boulevard #W409

Arlington, VA 22209

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"This smashing penthouse has smartly captured living space to create a second bedroom or a dream home office that’s full of light with direct access to the incredible roof deck. If you’re looking for a Texas-sized outdoor space, you’ve just found it! This is one of our favorite buildings with a great pool, fitness center and staffed front desk. "

Seize the opportunity to live at one of Arlington’s most coveted addresses. This two-level penthouse loft at Wooster & Mercer has one bedroom, an office that can be used as a second bedroom, 1.5 baths and an incredible outdoor roof terrace. Cherry hardwood floors run throughout a spacious 1,147 square foot layout that features numerous upgrades. Upon entering you’ll notice the airy ambience with massive factory-style windows, exposed overhead ductwork, and 140-year-old brick accents reclaimed from the original Children’s Museum in Washington.

A wonderful open Chef’s kitchen features dark granite counters, Wolf, Sub-Zero and GE Monogram appliances, and custom cabinetry that matches the floors. An extended breakfast and prep island is a delightful place to create meals and socialize at the same time. The owner’s bedroom is nicely sized, with a large set of windows. A huge walk-in closet was recently upgraded with a California Closet system. A gorgeous en-suite bath has a twin-sink granite vanity and a frameless shower with dual Waterworks showerheads. The large powder room with pedestal sink adds convenience for guests.

Black iron floating stairs ascend to the second level. Here, a wonderful office space has been added, with hardwood floors, closets and a wall of windows looking out onto the terrace. The impeccably crafted room with brick accents has served as a work from home space, and could also function as a second bedroom. The icing on the cake is a private roof-level deck running the length of the unit. This urban oasis overlooking the city is the perfect place to be, whether relaxing by yourself or hosting friends, with chilled drinks and music wafting through the outdoor speakers.

Oher upgrades include Philips Hue colored LED smart lighting that can be controlled by cell phone, Nest thermostat, WiFi-connected auto-electric motor window shades, and a Bose whole unit speaker system. Included is a GE front-loading washer and dryer, and a large storage unit and premium parking space at the first parking level, both deeded to the unit. Residents at Wooster & Mercer enjoy amenities such as front desk and concierge service, a swimming pool and expansive sun deck, central courtyard, fitness center, club room and a dog park.

The Wooster & Mercer Experience

Residents at Wooster and Mercer enjoy a wealth of amenities, including a staffed front desk, concierge service, a large central courtyard with swimming pool and expansive sunning terrace, a fitness room, club room, high-speed internet, underground parking and bike storage. There’s even a private dog park!

Delivered in 2007, the in-demand community was developed by Abdo and designed by Cunningham Quill Architects. Location is a huge plus, from nearby walkable shops and restaurants to the Rosslyn Metro less than a half-mile away. There’s also Ubers, busses and bike-sharing, as well as the Key Bridge leading across the Potomac to Georgetown.

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Rosslyn, a Gateway Community

New listings rarely come available at Wooster and Mercer; one reason being the prime location along Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington’s Rosslyn waterfront neighborhood, and next to the neighboring Court House community. This is a highly walkable area, with a myriad of boutique retailers, and restaurants such as Mele Bistro, Toryumon Japanese House Arlington, Barley Mac, Il Radicchio, to name a few. Groceries can be gathered at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and multiple farmers’ markets.

Lush green landscaping is found throughout the Wooster and Mercer community. You can also find respite immediately next door, at Hillside Park, a unique one-acre “urban forest” with elevated decks and paver paths. Transit convenience also loom large. Rosslyn is often referred to as the Gateway to Arlington, as the first of five urban villages along the trendy Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. You can stroll to either the Rosslyn or Court House Metro stations with blue, orange and silver lines, or wheel your vehicle out of the parking garage and motor across two nearby bridges into DC.

Of course, you won’t have to stray far for things to do, morning, noon or night. Start your day with coffee and pastries at Eclarions, shop at The Crossing (formerly Market Common), catch a movie at Rosslyn Cinema or the AMC Courthouse Plaza 8, or watch a game at one of several great sports bars in the area, such as Quinn’s or Courthaus Social.

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