You might have loved that old single-family house of yours. But now that the kids are off to college, you have something more convenient in mind, like a really classy condo in a lively location.
Located on Somervelle Street in Cameron Station, this penthouse unit might very well be what you have in mind.
Off Duke Street between Old Town and Landmark Mall near Interstate 395, the community enjoys a strategic location. It also provides a shuttle to the Van Dorn Street Metro Station.
This particular condo unit offers even more convenience, with the Food Matters restaurant downstairs, a dry cleaner and convenience store right across the street and both a park and community center nearby. Brick buildings and sidewalks create an upscale town-center atmosphere.
The same sense of elegance also fills the lobby that welcomes visitors to this condo building. An elevator carries them to the fourth-floor penthouse.
The two-story entrance hall overlooks the open, flowing public space, which is graced by hardwood floors. The foyer overlooks the living room and its intersecting walls of mullioned windows, facing a fireplace with a TV niche. The adjoining dining area is brightened by a window that provides another expansive view.
A breakfast bar divides the living and dining areas from the eat-in kitchen, with its tile floors. Granite counters and stainless steel appliances were among more than $25,000 worth of recent upgrades.
Across the hall, the master suite also features a wall of windows. The luxury bath boasts a soaking tub, a separate shower and a dual vanity with granite counters. A second bedroom and powder room stand near the front en trance.
The foyer also features the stairway that leads to the second floor where a private suite includes a full bath. The landing overlooks the main floor for another impressive view. When your kids do come home to visit, this area will guarantee their privacy and yours, too.
AT A GLANCE
Contact: Irina Babb, RE/MAX Allegiance 703-212-9769
Location: Cameron Station
Built: 2004, with $25,000 in recent upgrades
Style: Federal red-brick condo
Square FEET: 1,392
Parking: 1 garage space
Schools: Samuel W. Tucker Elementary, Francis C. Hammond Middle, T.C. Williams High