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The Oronoco Condos For Sale | Old Town, Alexandria
Located at 601 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Located just steps from the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria is an incredibly luxurious and modernist condominium complex—The Oronoco. Also sometimes referred to as The Flats at Oronoco, this 60-unit structure has a completely unique look with sections of the complex terracing down from six stories to one, allowing a maximum number of unobstructed views of the river.
This stunning adaptive reuse project began with the former Sheet Metal Worker’s Pension Fund office building which was completely stripped to its structural essence and reconstructed. Developed by EYA and designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, the U-shaped edifice is unlike anything else in the area.
Condos for Sale and Rent at The Oronoco in Old Town Alexandria, VA
The Oronoco was delivered in 2014 and isn’t a place for cost-conscious real estate shoppers. Prices start around $1.6 million and climb to about $4.5 million. You’ll get plenty of space for your money, however—floor plans range from 1,600 to 3,500 square feet. Plus, there are plenty of other perks and amenities for this transformational project that blends the best of Washington Metro waterfront properties with luxury condo allure—all in an urban setting.Residents enjoy upscale contemporary living with 10-foot ceilings, five-inch wide-plank hardwood floors, giant window walls and see-through fireplaces. But it doesn’t stop there. The open-space layouts feature either two or three bedrooms plus family room, den and opulent Waterworks baths. The incredibly modern Euro-style kitchens are built into one long wall, leaving plenty of open space on the other sides. These are showcase social spaces as well as cooking stations, with quartz counters, elongated dining bars, pendant lighting and chef’s grade Wolf, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances.
But there’s more than just the palatial digs inside. Those who can afford to live in one of these amazing flats will also get a private outdoor space, be it balcony, terrace or massive roof deck. Also, the cascading nature of the six different levels allows for a lot more roof decks than any normal building. All units come with at least two private garage parking spaces.The shared amenities are also pretty outrageous, with a giant two-story lobby, front desk, concierge service and 24/7 security. There’s also a heated pool, a clubhouse, yoga studio, fitness center, outdoor kitchen, meeting rooms, kids play room and a dog-washing station for your furry friends (yup, it’s a pet-friendly condominium).
The Oronoco is at 601 Fairfax Street North and 119 Oronoco Street in Old Town North. Residents have only to stroll across a narrow stretch of Oronoco Bay Park’s manicured grass to get to the river. A quaint walking path leads to floating wooden docks, and places like the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the colorful A La Lucia neighborhood trattoria. Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter are also ridiculously close by! All-in-all, this is a pretty sweet place to live.
Old Town Alexandria at Your Doorstep
While some people claim that The Oronoco is in Old Town North, there are just as many who say it’s actually in Old Town proper. In fact, there are bragging rights on both sides—The Oronoco is on the northern side of Pendleton Street which is often considered a boundary line. Then again, there are maps clearly showing the bounds edging slightly south of Pendleton as you get closer to the river!
In truth, this highly stylized luxury address is perfectly positioned, right in the heart of Alexandria’s cultural cradle. This is the city’s old waterfront, dating back centuries to the colonists’ tobacco trade, and before that, to Native Americans. But it is also a vibrant, cosmopolitan playground for the modern age. King Street with its litany of upscale eateries and retailers is just minutes away. But there are plenty of other top restaurants that are even closer.
Getting Around the Area
Residents of The Oronoco have plenty of options when it comes to getting around the city, commuting for work or heading into Washington for fun or business. The closest public transit is the Braddock Road Metro Station with Blue and Yellow Line service. The station is about a mile away. The King Street-Old Town station is about a half-mile further away. There’s also the Alexandria Union Station providing Amtrak/VRE train service. The historic station dates back to 1905 and sits across the tracks from the King Street Metro.
For those who prefer wheeling their automobiles out of The Oronoco’s secure parking garage, the nearby George Washington Memorial Parkway leads north to Ronald Reagan Airport as well as the 14th Street Bridge which crosses the river to Washington, DC. The Beltway, meanwhile, is less than two miles south. To learn more about condos for sale at The Oronoco, or other luxury residences in Alexandria, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.