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Homes for Sale at Waterview Condominium | Arlington
Located at 1111 19th Street N, Arlington, VA 22201
Located in the heart of popular Rosslyn is the Waterview Condominium—a high-rise with some of the most breathtaking views in all of Washington Metro. Completed in 2008, this supremely modern complex is comprised of a series of 300-foot components that resemble soaring curved shelves. The buildings range from a 24-story office tower to a residential obelisk that tops out at 31 floors!
Perched at the edge of the Potomac River, this 2.16 acre site is steps from the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Floors 1-15 are dedicated to Le Meridien Hotel with 155 suites, while floors 16-31 are condos for sale. And what is the cost for such sublime luxury? Prices start around $425,000 for studio units and top out at $6 million for a penthouse city home measuring more than 4,500 square feet.
The two sections of the Waterview are conjoined by a fourth-level terrace that is home to a high-class destination restaurant with sweeping water views. There is luxury and there is decadent opulence. Guess which best applies to this vision of glossy excellence? This is about as fancy as it gets when it comes to urban waterfront properties for sale. The design, from Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, has garnered a bunch of awards, just to cement the obvious.
What awaits inside if you decide to plunk down your hard-earned cash? Blonde floors, industrial-chic gourmet kitchens, solar shades, expansive glass window walls offering unequalled views of the river and the DC skyline. Plus, giant bathrooms with stone floors, deep soaking bathtubs, towel warmers and more.
There’s also an outrageous 31st floor observation deck with lounges, fireplaces and dining areas where residents can just hang out and dig the view. You can add a state of the art fitness centers, health spa, concierge service, dry cleaning service and extra recreational offerings to keep residents happy—like private wine tastings and tours of the nation’s capital.
There may be times when you decide the leave the sanctity of the building, however. Like taking the dog for a walk to Freedom Park, or grabbing a bite to eat at Piola, Café Asia, Kanpai or Red, Hot and Blue. And when you really feel like being sinful, get some takeout to munch on up on the observation deck.
Condos for sale at the Waterview in Arlington VA are about seriously elite living in Arlington. And when it’s time to leave your awesome pad and head to work, you can collect your car from the valet service and wheel over the bridge to Capitol Hill or wherever it is you work, or simply walk a block to the Rosslyn Metro.
Located at 1111 19th Street, the Waterview Condominium is a place you need to check out if you’re seeking true luxury living with a view.
Rosslyn, A Waterfront Gateway Community
Rosslyn has gone through a whole lot of changes since the late 1700s. The waterfront community was once a place where colonial farmers would take their crops across the Potomac to sell in Georgetown. The ferry was the only means to get there at the time. Once those same farmers returned with cash in hand, they would face yet more obstacles—returning to their homes by way of Lee Highway while trying to avoid bandits who would lie in wait along the nefarious Dead Man’s Hollow.
The building of the Aqueduct Bridge and canal crossing in 1843 allowed easier access than the old ferry boats. But even the designation as a gateway community has seen some shifts. Rosslyn was once known as the Gateway to Perdition due to its wild brothels and gambling halls. After a morals cleanup campaign in 1904, developers and local officials sought to make the waterfront a more residential-friendly place with a new catchphrase—Gateway to Virginia. That eventually changed again to Gateway to Arlington.
The arrival of trolley cars in the early 1900s added to the allure of residential development. The streetcars ran from Rosslyn out to Ballston at the time. Those trolleys went by the wayside around 1941, however. The late 1970s brought a new chapter with the modern Metrorail system. Rosslyn, Court House, Clarendon, Virginia Square and Ballston each have their own Metro station.
The 1960s and 1970s brought high-rises to Rosslyn. Given that the Washington DC heights restrictions don’t apply in Arlington, developers began erecting office towers with spectacular views. Eventually, luxury condominiums began popping up. The latest chapter in the constant reshaping of Rosslyn is an effort to put more emphasis on residential development and less on office space. The streets will become more walk-friendly, and more shops, restaurants and greenspaces will add to the destination place vibe.
Residents at The Waterview live in a neighborhood with a colorful past, to say the least. But it’s also a very modern community that continues to soar in popularity. From the waterfront to the trendy Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor with all its attractions, this is a great place to be. To learn more about condos for sale at The Waterview, or any of the other luxury properties in the area, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.