“Alta moda” is not a term one generally associates with home interiors, but a contemporary Italian fashion aesthetic is clearly the inspiration behind the sleek and stylish condominium at 2501 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Think Giorgio Armani couture with its understated luxury and streamlined silhouettes.
Located in Glover Park’s Georgetown Heights Condominium – an exclusive amenity-rich building with only 44 apartments – apartment 306 offers approximately 1,800 square feet of living space and features two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. It is on the market for $1.329 million. There is a monthly condo fee of $822 that includes two parking spaces and a storage unit.
The residence was recently renovated to eliminate awkward angles, extraneous architectural elements (columns, built-out walls) and cramped proportions that were relics of the original 2006 construction. Now the layout flows organically and efficiently from room to room with no clear demarcation between the kitchen, living and dining areas.
A subtle color palette of glossy white, dove grey and muted gold with contrasting wood paneling unifies and opens the entire space. Spanish five-inch plank flooring runs throughout the unit while textured wallpaper and tile lend visual interest to bed, bath and living room walls.
The “wow factor” starts inside the entryway with a mirrored front door and Italian pressed oak panels that run in one continuous line along the right-hand wall into the living room. The same panels adorn recessed storage areas elsewhere in the home and also integrate the door to the half bath. Off the foyer’s left-hand wall is a deep shoe closet that Anna Wintour would envy. And above it all is a glittery light fixture that resembles an oversized set of flirtatious false eyelashes.
The entry hall reveals an open-flow living and entertaining space. The Euro-chic kitchen features a center island and walls of soft-close cabinets – all attired in high gloss pale grey with metallic trim and topped with quartzite counters and backsplash. Chef’s-grade appliances (mostly integrated) include a Sub-Zero column refrigerator and wine cooler; a Miele under-the-counter freezer and dishwasher; dual built-in Wolf wall ovens and a six-burner gas cooktop with retractable downdraft.
Custom-designed cabinetry and bookshelves and richly patterned wallpaper set off both the living room and dining room, which has the added attraction of a courtyard view.
The master suite is off the living room and includes a bright bedroom with two professionally designed walk-in closets and tinted glass doors, a high-gloss wall-mounted storage system, and a feature wall with warm brown/beige/gold velvet and linen houndstooth wallpaper. A glass pocket door opens into the en-suite master bath, equipped with Porcelanosa tile walls and floors, an Italian laminated dual vanity, a frameless glass door shower with multi-jet shower column and river rock floor, a “smart” Toto commode/bidet and a programmable towel warmer.
The guest suite, off the dining room is similarly fitted with a large custom-designed walk-in closet and an ultramodern bathroom with Axor Phillip Stark accessories.
Adjacent to the guest bath is a laundry room with additional storage, a tankless water heater and an LG Inverter Direct washer/dryer combo.
The condominium is at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Calvert Street NW. It is an easy walk (or bus ride) to all the shops and restaurants in Glover Park and Georgetown and equally accessible to nearby parks, downtown and the National Airport.
The condo at 2501 Wisconsin Ave NW is listed for $1.329 million with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Ethan Drath at 202-258-5120 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Taylor Bubes at 202-256-2164 or email@example.com. For a visual tour, visit bit.ly/2GnbDv7.