The very word penthouse creates an image of elegance and luxury. That picture is not misleading when it comes to the Prescott Condos at 1115 Cameron St. in Old Town, Alexandria.
The fourth-floor penthouse is designed to take full advantage of the impressive views. Two-bedroom suites flank the living-dining-family room area. All of these rooms overlook the wraparound deck, with glass doors opening to the deck from the master bedroom, the dining room and the office adjoining the second bedroom. A two-sided fireplace stands between the family room and office, and another mantel graces the living room. Elegant white pillars in the parlor and entrance hall frame the dining room. Hardwood floors and three-piece crown molding serve to unify this public area as well as the adjoining kitchen. Nine-foot ceilings rise above the living areas.
Both bedrooms boast walk-in closets, while the master suite features a corner soaking tub, a separate shower and dual vanities. The family room is open to the kitchen and adjoins the powder room and laundry.
The gourmet kitchen provides stainless steel appliances, 42-inch maple cabinets, granite counters and hardwood floors.
Two parking places are assigned to the penthouse in the underground garage.
Built in the traditional federal style that distinguishes Old Town, the red-brick complex includes 63 units priced from $500,000 and up. Each has one assigned parking place. The schools are Jefferson-Houston Elementary, George Washington Middle, Minnie Howard Ninth Grade Center, and T.C. Williams High.