AT A GLANCE:
Location: Monticello-Lee Apartments, 620 Jefferson St.
Price: Ranging from $994/month for a studio apartment to $1,771 for a three-bedroom, with six and 12-month leases.
Office Open: Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Gary Holtsford, 703-683-2174
Building Style: Traditional brick 3-story
Unit Square Footage: 459
Parking: Tenants lot
Public Schools: Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, George Washington Middle, T.C. Williams High
Special Features: Landscaped courtyard, fitness center, shops and restaurants nearby
Four three-story brick buildings surround the landscaped main courtyard, where quaint stone Cupid statues frame the central gazebo. Through the courtyard entrance gates, the Southside 815 restaurant can be seen across Washington Street. The Perk Up and Faccia Luna restaurants are located on the same block, along with Williams-Sonoma, Old Town Hardware, the Dental Care office and M&T Bank. Thus, the Monticello-Lee apartments blend their historical charm with modern convenience, in a seven-building complex of 197 homes.
The atmosphere will be preserved when the upcoming renovation project is complete. In the meantime, residents can enjoy the scenic view, along with the lavishly landscaped front gardens leading to the marble lobbies, the fitness center and the apartment homes themselves.
The mid-sized efficiency model welcomes visitors with a spacious living room brightened by expansive windows. It pens to the dining room on the left. The living room features built-in bookcases, while built-in cabinets appear in the dining area that adjoins the renovated kitchen.
On the other side of the living room, the bath stands beside the walk-in closet. Except for the tile entrance, bath and kitchen, the living area is graced and unified by gleaming hardwood floors.