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House of the Week | Arlington penthouse for $2.289M

This penthouse at the Waterview in Arlington comes with more than just spectacular views. It also offers a carefree lifestyle.

Don’t feel like cooking? Call for room service. The building is connected to the Le Meridien hotel, which can deliver meals prepared by its restaurant to residents.

Need a place to hold a business meeting? Reserve a conference room. Have a fax to send? Drop by the business center. Looking to burn some calories? Work up a sweat at the comprehensive exercise facility.

Those are just some of the amenities offered at this boutique building of 134 units. This residence, located on the second of the two penthouse floors, is one of three units on the floor.

The 2,370-square-foot dwelling, with its spacious layout, tray ceilings, crown molding, chair rails and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, doesn’t feel like an apartment.

“It’s more like a home,” said Stephanie White of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. White and Debbie Shapiro are the listing agents for the property. “That’s the essence of why my clients bought it because it truly felt like a home.”

Yet, those gorgeous details often are overlooked in favor of the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame a panoramic scene of downtown Washington, the monuments, the Kennedy Center, the Potomac River and Roosevelt Island.

“It has the most spectacular views of Washington, D.C.,” White said.

For an even better view and a chance to relax outdoors, head to the rooftop terrace where you can warm yourself on cool nights by the fire pit. There are also two grilling stations, and residents can reserve up to half of the roof for private gatherings.

There’s also plenty of room to entertain inside. The kitchen has a double oven and warming drawer, a built-in espresso/cappuccino maker and subzero Viking appliances.

Audio visual fans will appreciate the whole house audio surround sound system and the clever mirror television in the master bath. When the TV is turned off, it looks like a mirror. But when it is turned on, the image is projected from behind onto the mirror so you can watch CNN as you get ready in the morning.

“This is turnkey,” White said. “I can just shut the door and I’m done. Everything is taken care of. It’s a carefree lifestyle.”

The unit comes with two parking spaces, but for those who prefer a car-free existence, the Rosslyn Metro is steps away.

The three-bedroom, four-bath condo is listed at $2.289 million.

Listing: 1111 19th St. N, Arlington

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Do you have a home that deserves to be the House of the Week? Contact Kathy Orton at or 202-334-9876.

Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.



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