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Wooster and Mercer Lofts For Sale | Arlington
Located at 1600 Clarendon Blvd and 1615 Queen Street N, Arlington, VA 22209
Wooster & Mercer Lofts is inarguably one of Washington Metro’s top condominiums. Perfectly situated between Rosslyn and Courthouse, the complex is more akin to DC’s schoolhouse loft restorations than Arlington’s typical urban towers. It is no wonder, that this Abdo development has received such glowing reviews in the New York Times and Washingtonian Magazine.
Completed in 2007, Wooster & Mercers combines modernity with wonderful retro interior touches, like 140-year-old bricks from the now shuttered Capital Children’s Museum in DC. Located at 1600 Clarendon Blvd, the large structure has just 83 units, all of which are lofts. As you might guess, these spacious residences don’t come to market often. And when they do, they are on the pricy end with studios starting around $500,000 and 3000 square-foot penthouses selling for well over two million dollars.
More About Condominiums For Sale at Wooster & Mercer Lofts
What are these fabulous condos for sale like inside? You can expect factory-style floor-to-ceiling multi-paned window walls, gleaming hardwood floors, floating spiral staircases, soaring ceilings from 10 to 21 feet, exposed brick and ductwork, and amazing gourmet kitchens that put most others to shame. These culinary spaces feature honed granite counters, maple cabinetry, Wolfe gas ranges and Sub-Zero fridges. Some units also have fireplaces and terraces.
Residents will also enjoy a huge swimming pool with green space, a state of the art fitness center, a terrace where you can warm under the sun’s rays, concierge service, a club room, and get ready for this—a private dog park! And, if you’d rather let your pooch run in a larger space, Hillside Park is directly across the street.
The Wooster & Mercer Lofts are close to the Potomac River and located in a prime area where you get the best of both Rosslyn and Clarendon-Courthouse. That means shopping at the upscale Market Common with its Whole Foods, Pottery Barn, Apple Store and more. Or, drinking and dining at the amazing cluster of hot spots along Wilson Blvd. You’ll be walking distance to Rhodeside Grill, Mele Bistro, Red, Hot & Blue, and so many more.
Loft condos for sale are relatively rare in Arlington, compared to the District. But at Wooster & Mercer Lofts, you get the best of both worlds—you can live along the amazing Ballston-Rosslyn corridor and get into DC quickly via the Frances Scott Key Bridge. Or, use the Courthouse or Rosslyn Metro stations.
Living Along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor
The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor is comprised of five urban villages, each with its own dedicated Metrorail station. The corridor also includes parts of neighborhoods to the north and to the south of the parallel Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards. The five Metro stations are in Rosslyn, Court House, Clarendon, Virginia Square and Ballston.
Rosslyn has long been considered the Gateway to Arlington. There was a time, more than a century ago, however, when it was known as the Gateway to Perdition! That was due to the many gambling halls and brothels in the waterfront neighborhood from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, at which point there was a cleanup campaign.
The corridor was linked by electric streetcars from the 1890s until 1941. The next great transit movement occurred during the late 1970s when the Metrorail stations were built. Currently, there is Red, Orange and Silver Lines in Rosslyn, and Orange and Silver Lines in the other four villages. The Silver Line is the newest route, extending all the way to Largo Town center in Maryland.
This mass transit convenience complements existing roadways as well as bridges that extend lead across the Potomac to Washington, DC. But the corridor is also highly walkable, and increasingly used by bicyclists and those who zip around on the omnipresent electric scooters—just swipe and ride!
Beyond transit options, the corridor is also a supremely fun place to shop, dine or just hang out. For such an urbanized community, there’s a surprising amount of nearby greenspace. Residents at the Wooster and Mercer Lofts have smallish nearby parks like the one-acre Hillside Park just a block away. Or the intriguingly named Dark Star Park in Rosslyn, which was Arlington’s first commissioned art project with large cement spheres representing fallen stars. A bit further east is the Potomac River with its Mount Vernon Trail greenbelt, a wonderful place to walk or bicycle.
To learn more about loft condos for sale at Wooster and Mercer, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.