Bear in mind when penthouses had been squalid constructions? In fact, you don’t. It was greater than 100 years in the past that rooftop lean-tos and sheds had been constructed to accommodate 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 life-style complicated in metro Washington, D.C.
Sweeping views from two out of doors terraces (one on every stage) lengthen to Virginia in addition to the Nationwide Shrine and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
The $10.5 million price ticket makes it probably the most costly properties presently on the market within the space, based on a current story within the Washington Business Journal. Itemizing agent Zelda Heller says the value ought to come as no shock for the “caliber, dimension and high quality” of the 9,129-square-foot apartment. “What’s uncommon is that this has come in the marketplace,” Heller says.
The residence has 4 bedrooms and 9 loos (six full loos). Furnishings and bespoke finishes, comparable to a stained glass skylight, wood-paneled library and niches embellished with hand-painted murals, recommend 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 fire, two dressing rooms, two loos (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 supreme for an in-home workplace or live-in aide. Who is perhaps potential consumers? Presumably somebody with a household, huge or small. “With two folks, you’ll be able to reside 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, comparable to a big dwelling area in a gated complicated with resort-style facilities.
Somerset Home was in-built 1999 and has greater than 400 models 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.