Keep in mind when penthouses had been squalid constructions? After all, you don’t. It was greater than 100 years in the past that rooftop lean-tos and sheds had been constructed to deal with servants atop New York Metropolis’s tall buildings. Since then, the attract of residing 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 at present on the market in one in all 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) 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 one of the vital costly properties at present on the market within the space, in response to a current story within the Washington Business Journal. Itemizing agent Zelda Heller says the worth ought to come as no shock for the “caliber, dimension and high quality” of the 9,129-square-foot rental. “What’s uncommon is that this has come available on the market,” Heller says.
The residence has 4 bedrooms and 9 loos (six full loos). Furnishings and bespoke finishes, akin 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 hearth, 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 residing 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 perfect for an in-home workplace or live-in aide. Who may be potential patrons? Presumably somebody with a household, large or small. “With two individuals, you may stay 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 packing containers for unique residing, akin to a big residing area in a gated complicated with resort-style facilities.
Somerset Home was inbuilt 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.