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Park Potomac Place

Park Potomac Place
Residents enjoy a multitude of amenities in a central location

Set in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland, Park Potomac Place is one of the region’s fastest-selling and most-talked-about condominium communities.

The high-rise North and South Towers of Park Potomac Place are the centerpiece of a mixed-use development on a 50-acre site that will ultimately include modern urban brownstone townhomes, 145,000 square feet of high-end retail space and 570,000 square feet of office space. Pedestrian promenades will link many of the community’s neighborhoods, retail conveniences and outdoor amenities. Mature trees and pathways will lend a “hometown” character.

The community’s location just off I-270 at Montrose Road puts it within minutes of the Potomac area’s signature shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Residents will enjoy proximity to first-class restaurants, world-renowned high-end retailers, unique boutiques, art galleries, live music and theater and more.

This first-of-its-kind condominium address in Greater Potomac is a short drive from four Metro stations, White Flint Mall and the Music Center at Strathmore Hall.

Once residents enter through the elegant lobby, with its limestone floors, grand staircase and 24-hour staffed front desk with concierge service, they will enjoy a true luxury lifestyle thanks to amenities such as a fitness center with individual flat-screen TVs and state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength-training equipment; a large circular pool and adjacent arbor; a large landscaped courtyard with grill island and water-wall feature; and a clubroom with wet bar, fireplace and catering kitchen.

Controlled-access underground parking will make coming and going a breeze. Private suites for overnight guests will make it easy for visitors to feel right at home. Courtesy chauffeured limousines and a doorman will stand ready to help homeowners come and go.

The community’s elegant residences range in size up to 3,300 square feet. Each of these spacious, light-filled homes features the finest finishes and architectural details. Kitchen amenities include appliances by Viking, Sub-Zero and Bosch; seven standard granite countertop selections; Canac by Kohler 42-inch kitchen cabinetry in a selection of finishes; and island or peninsula workspaces in all kitchens. Marble flooring, double sinks and separate shower and soaking tubs are options in most master baths.

Other design options available are natural stone flooring and pedestal sinks in powder rooms; hardwood flooring in foyers, living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, family rooms and libraries; Shaw carpeting in bedrooms; nine- and 10-foot ceilings; fireplace options in most residences; full-size GE washers and dryers; and pre-wiring for high-speed Internet access, cable and DirectTV satellite television.

Most floor plans feature two bedrooms and two and a half baths, and many feature libraries and/or bonus family rooms. Prices range from the $700s to more than $2 million. For more information, call (301) 251-7723 or visit the Web site www.parkpotomacplace.com.

Velocity
Contemporary living in DC’s hot new Capitol Riverfront

The Capitol Riverfront is perhaps the most notable new addition to the map of Washington DC’s luxury neighborhoods. Anchored by the beautiful new state-of-the-art home of the Washington Nationals, the area is poised to become one of DC’s hottest addresses.

That’s where Velocity comes in. As one of the first condominium communities going up in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, Velocity has already attracted the eye of savvy homebuyers. This cosmopolitan residential tower is one-and-a-half blocks from Navy Yard Metro, four blocks from the new Nationals baseball stadium and not far from the U.S. Capitol. The condominium community will be surrounded by new stores, restaurants and coffee houses, nightclubs, performing arts venues and daily conveniences. Velocity’s location also puts residents a short walk from shopping along Barracks Row on 8th Street, at Eastern Market and on M Street.

Not sure how to spend the evening? Why not stroll over to the ballpark and catch the Nats game with some friends. Then walk back home under the stars, maybe stopping for coffee or dessert at a neighborhood café. In the morning you might enjoy a little extra sleep before heading off to work. After all, you’re only three minutes by foot to the local Metro station.

Prices for Velocity condos start in the $300s. The value is evident when you consider the features found in each residence, including hardwood flooring, European-inspired kitchens with granite countertops, stainless-steel GE appliances and full-height pantries. The kitchens in all one- and two-bedroom floor plans enjoy sleek center islands. All bathrooms are graced with marble and Italian glass. Oversized windows in the main living areas and private balconies make the most of the views. And each residence has its own convenient washer/dryer.

The architectural details in the Velocity reinforce the luxurious feel of these floor plans. Elaborate wood trim, pendant lighting, decorative tiled kitchen backsplashes and satin nickel hardware on each home’s solid wood entry door complete the picture of stylish contemporary living.

As part of its amenities package, Velocity will include a rooftop pool with a large sundeck and convenient bathrooms; a wellness center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment; a lounge with a large fireplace, plasma TV and wireless Internet; an elegant ultramodern lobby with stone flooring; controlled access; available underground parking; and a landscaped center courtyard.Velocity homes are available as studios, one-bedrooms, one-bedrooms with dens, two-bedrooms and two-bedrooms with dens. The impressive sales center, located at 1025 First Street, SE (on Half Street between L and K), features an interactive electronic display as well as a full-sized, fully furnished model with one bedroom, two full baths and a den. For more information, call (202) 863-0260 or visit the Web site www.velocitycapitol.com.

Silo Point
Enjoy views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from this newly renovated historic site

Offering the most unique exterior architecture of any condominium in the Washington/Baltimore region isn’t enough. Boasting the best views, bar none, of Baltimore’s bustling Inner Harbor and beyond isn’t enough. Featuring stunning luxurious homes wrapped in glass to maximize those views isn’t enough. Silo Point also has the most intriguing history of almost any regional residential project in recent memory.

Turner Development Group is creating the high-end Silo Point condominium community by renovating a 1920s-era Archer Daniels Midland grain elevator on Baltimore’s South Peninsula. From 1923 to 2003, the structure was a working grain elevator—the world’s largest and fastest at the time of its construction. Soon it will be home to some of Baltimore’s most sought-after condominium residences.

The Silo Point mixed-use development will comprise 228 unique, waterfront luxury condominium units with a centralized parking garage and ground-level commercial and retail space. Every home in Silo Point will offer spectacular water and city views of Baltimore’s downtown skyline, the Inner Harbor, Canton and Fells Point and historic Fort McHenry.

To take best advantage of these stunning views, every Silo Point home will have a balcony or access to the community’s rooftop garden.

The project’s architect, Christopher Pfaeffle, decided to emulate the process behind the grain elevator’s original construction, instead of erasing its history or recreating it with faux finishes and fixtures. The result is a one-of-a-kind industrial-rich design that retains the image of the building’s original use. Towering ceilings, open warehouse-style floor plans, exposed elevators and shafts, and exposed architecture enhance the building’s immense 290-foot main tower and 130-foot silos. Natural light pouring into the expansive lobby will help blend the beauty of luxury condominiums with the rugged might of a 70-year-old industrial site. The tower is the tallest building on the South Peninsula and the only building that overlooks Fort McHenry, downtown Baltimore, the Inner Harbor and the working Baltimore ports.

Buyers may choose from 15 to 20 floor plans, including 221 two- and three-level townhouses and condominiums with premium kitchens, bathrooms and walk-in closets. The complex also includes 11 two-story penthouses. Units will range from approximately 1,000 to 5,000 square feet and offer open, contemporary designs. Floor plans vary from one- to three-bedroom-plus-den options.

Luxury features in these homes include Lutron automated window treatments; Starr Systems customized home enhancement systems for lighting, music, climate, home theater and Internet control; gourmet kitchens with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops; spa-inspired owner’s baths; smart-home wiring; nine- to 19-foot-high ceilings and designer fixtures.

Community amenities will include a fitness center, a community lounge and a wine club. The exterior landscape will maintain the historic flavor of the silos with grain-type plantings, while hiking, biking and walking trails wind through the site. For more information, call (410) 539-7456 or visit the Web site www.silopoint.com.

Ten Ten Mass
Living in downtown DC’s center of urban chic

Soaring prominently above the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue leading the renaissance of downtown Washington, DC, is Ten Ten Mass, a luxury condominium community that offers impeccable architecture and interior styling, spacious floor plans and all of the finishing touches the luxury-home buyer would expect. These well-appointed homes feature open kitchens outfitted with granite-topped islands and granite countertops punctuated by GE Profile stainless-steel appliances; sumptuous bathrooms with travertine vanities, dramatic, raised square vessel sinks, and oversized soaking tubs; and warm hardwoods underfoot. Ten Ten Mass offers abundant storage opportunities, with many homes featuring walk-in closets. Making a striking first impression are the walls of glass. Oversized windows flood the living spaces with natural light, while also maximizing the premium views.

At an impressive 15 stories, Ten Ten Mass is one of the highest residential buildings in DC, and it offers the views to prove it. From the stunning 360-degree rooftop deck, residents will be able to wow their guests with views of landmarks such as the National Cathedral, the Old Post Office building, the Capitol, the Washington Monument and much more. The rooftop deck is also home to a semi-enclosed party space, a lap pool and gas grills for residents to enjoy. Downstairs, residents will find an understated and elegant lobby reminiscent of that of a boutique hotel—plus service to match. Ten Ten Mass offers a 24-hour staffed front desk. 

Secured underground parking makes coming and going a breeze for residents, though many can choose to forsake their cars and instead enjoy an easy stroll to their desired destination—the mark of true urban lifestyle. Ten Ten Mass is one block from both the Convention Center and K Street, and within short walking distance of Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, Verizon Center, and the shopping and dining of Chinatown and Gallery Place. It’s also close to four Metro stations, making the entire city easily accessible. A brief drive puts Embassy Row and a Whole Foods market in reach, as well. Meanwhile, at the nearby 10-acre site of the former convention center, plans are underway to create a downtown retail anchor for the city, including pedestrian walkways and a variety of shops and restaurants. Across the street from Ten Ten Mass is the site designated to house the city’s new Grand Marriott, which will feature 1,150 luxury suites. Already in the neighborhood are some of the city’s best restaurants, including Robert Wiedmaier’s Brasserie Beck, conveniently situated just across 11th Street. This neighborhood is destined to become a center of urban chic in Washington, DC.

The Ten Ten Mass community houses a total of 163 condominiums, with a number of residences still available in a wide variety of layouts, sizes, and price points. For more information, call (202) 682-0202 or visit the Web site www.tentenmass.com.

The Residences at Liberty Center
Sophisticated, urban living in the center of bustling Ballston, Virginia

In the heart of Ballston’s vibrant urban scene, The Residences at Liberty Center is a condominium community offering a variety of one- and two-bedroom homes. These spacious, light-filled residences feature hardwood floors; gourmet kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, maple cabinetry and granite countertops; master baths with 12-inch square ceramic tiles, granite vanities and separate glass-enclosed showers; and floor-to-ceiling walls of windows. All homes are pre-wired for high-speed Internet, and all have a choice of cable or Direct TV.

Premium finishes complement these stylishly contemporary floor plans that enjoy panoramic views of downtown Washington, DC, and its many historic landmarks.

Luxury living at Liberty Center is evident in the community’s amenities, including a rooftop pool and terrace with wide-open views and a rooftop fitness center where residents can exercise using state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment while enjoying the broad vistas of downtown DC. An elegant lobby features a 24-hour staffed front desk and views of the plaza outside. Controlled-access parking is also included.

Liberty Center homeowners can gather indoors or out thanks to a private courtyard reserved for residents only, and a party room outfitted with a catering kitchen, plush seating, a plasma screen TV and a fireplace.

Perhaps the best amenity of all at Liberty Center is the community’s location. A national model for mixed-use urban development, Ballston combines residential development, corporate and association headquarters, tree-lined plazas, and pedestrian-friendly streetscapes lined with shops, restaurants and businesses.

Dozens of restaurants are within a five-minute walk of The Residences at Liberty Center, including Rio Grande Café, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. Shops within walking distance include a wide variety of brand-name stores and many one-of-a-kind boutiques. Residents can also enjoy coffee and conversation at one of the area’s many sidewalk cafes.

The Ballston Commons Mall, home to dozens of stores and a 12-screen movie theater, is virtually around the corner. If that’s too far, the street level of the Residences building itself will be home to additional shops and restaurants, including Marvelous Market, Bruegger’s Bagels and Saxby’s Coffee, just an elevator ride away from your luxurious Liberty Center high-rise home.

Ballston blends the vibrancy of urban living with the charms of a traditional neighborhood. Major corporations may call it home, but the locals still gather most Fridays at the thriving farmers market that sets up shop a short walk from Liberty Center. Access to the whole DC region is easy via the nearby Ballston Metro stop and I-66, though some commuters prefer the pace of the nearby WO&D bike path. For more information, call (703) 875-2211 or visit the Web site www.libertycenter.com.

Lionsgate
Enjoy a prime location in downtown Bethesda

Located on the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road one block from the Bethesda Metro station, Lionsgate is a new 12-story luxury condominium building perfectly positioned to take advantage of downtown Bethesda’s exciting urban environment. Bethesda’s restaurants, shopping and nightlife surround the Lionsgate building, which will itself will have nearly 14,000 square feet of retail space on the street level.

This great location and Lionsgate’s luxuriously appointed homes make a winning combination. It’s no wonder that approximately two-thirds of the building’s 158 residences have been sold, with deliveries scheduled for spring 2008.

While the location may inspire Lionsgate’s residents to spend a good deal of time strolling and exploring downtown Bethesda, that hasn’t stopped the Lionsgate development team from appointing each home with a full complement of luxurious features. Viking stainless-steel appliances grace all kitchens. Brookhaven by Wood-Mode fine wood cabinetry is standard in all kitchens and baths. Owner suites feature generous closets, most with two or more walk-in wardrobes. Hardwood floors run throughout the kitchen and living areas of these spacious, open floor plans, and natural stone flooring is used in baths and foyers. Granite countertops are standard in all kitchens and baths, where you’ll also find frameless walk-in showers. Bay windows, balconies or Juliet balconies are part of the floor plan in most of the homes.

The building is outfitted with a wide range of amenities. Residents will pull their cars up to the main entrance for valet parking, be greeted by the doorman and walk into the luxurious lobby with its 24-hour front desk. A state-of-the-art private fitness center featuring individual cardio theater equipment will provide a fine spot for a convenient workout. A private clubroom will provide an ideal gathering space. Security is ensured thanks to reserved, underground parking and controlled building access with a video-entry system for visitors.

For wonderful views in the open air, homeowners can take the elevator to Lionsgate’s spacious rooftop terrace with its raised pavement surface, lush field turf and elegant landscaping.

Far below, Lionsgate’s signature courtyard, to be enjoyed by passersby as well as residents of Lionsgate, will feature the “Standing Lions,” original artwork created by local sculptor John Dreyfuss, whose commissions include work in the James Monroe Building, Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown and the Key to the Federal City in the Mayor’s Office in Washington, DC.

This level of luxury and refine-ment is hard to find anywhere in the Washington region, let alone in the heart of Bethesda, just steps from Metro, first-class shopping and daily necessities including a Safeway supermarket. For additional information, call (301) 986-0066 or visit the Web site www.lionsgatebethesda.com.


Park Potomac Place


Park Potomac Place


Velocity


Velocity


Silo Point


Silo Point


Ten Ten Mass


Ten Ten Mass


Ten Ten Mass


Liberty Center

Liberty Center

Lions Gate

Lions Gate