Bear in mind when penthouses have been squalid constructions? In fact, you don’t. It was greater than 100 years in the past that rooftop lean-tos and sheds have been constructed to deal with servants atop New York Metropolis’s tall buildings. Since then, the attract of dwelling in sky-high residences has soared, together with costs and status reserved for the only a few.
One such instance is a two-story penthouse presently on the market in one in every of Maryland’s wealthiest cities. Unit 20B at 5610 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase spans the twentieth and twenty first flooring of Somerset Home, a tony high-rise way of life complicated in metro Washington, D.C.
Sweeping views from two outside terraces (one on every stage) prolong to Virginia in addition to the Nationwide Shrine and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
The $10.5 million price ticket makes it one of the costly properties presently on the market within the space, in response to a latest story within the Washington Enterprise Journal. Itemizing agent Zelda Heller says the value ought to come as no shock for the “caliber, measurement and high quality” of the 9,129-square-foot rental. “What’s uncommon is that this has come in the marketplace,” Heller says.
The residence has 4 bedrooms and 9 bogs (six full bogs). Furnishings and bespoke finishes, equivalent to a stained glass skylight, wood-paneled library and niches embellished with hand-painted murals, counsel a European-style decor. An 18-foot wall of home windows reveals the scene-stealing views.
The first bed room suite comes with a sitting room with an electrical hearth, two dressing rooms, two bogs (one with a soak tub and bathe and one other with a step-in bathe) and a steam/sauna room. It’s on the identical stage as the principle dwelling areas, chef’s kitchen and banquet-sized eating room.
The higher stage has two bedrooms plus a separate suite with its personal entrance, which might be preferrred for an in-home workplace or live-in aide. Who is likely to be potential consumers? Presumably somebody with a household, large or small. “With two folks, you’ll be able to dwell comfortably and never voluminously,” Heller says. “If it’s a bigger household, it has 4 bedrooms. It’s so versatile.”
The penthouse checks all of the bins for unique dwelling, equivalent to a big dwelling house in a gated complicated with resort-style facilities.
Somerset Home was in-built 1999 and has greater than 400 items in three high-rise buildings. Facilities embody a concierge, indoor heated pool and spa, health heart, tennis courts, doorman and valet parking. It’s near Washington, D.C., about 4 miles from Georgetown, 6 miles from the White Home and the Smithsonian museums, and 1 mile from the Metro Purple Line in Bethesda, Maryland.
Zelda Heller and Jamie Coley of Lengthy & Foster Actual Property are the itemizing brokers.
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