Town Square | Former ambassador’s home for sale in Chevy Chase, Md.

April 28

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Boxwood, a stately center gable Colonial revival estate built in 1902 in Chevy Chase, Md., is listed at $5.495 million.

The property at 3815 Bradley Lane most recently was home to the late Peter Terpleluk, former U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, former finance chair of the Republican National Committee and finance co-chairman in the presidential campaigns of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

The 10-bedroom, 7.5-bath home has 12,400 square feet with four finished levels and a guest house with two more bedrooms and two baths. The main level entertaining spaces include a reception hall, a formal living room, a formal dining room, a library and a sunroom. It also has a kitchen wing that includes a family room and a breakfast room. The master bedroom includes a fireplace and a private balcony, and the lower level has a catering kitchen and expansive media and recreation room.

The home, which sits on 1.25 acres, i


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s wrapped in windows and terraces that overlook the lawns and are tucked underneath maple trees.

The Washington Fine Properties listing agents for Boxwood are Nancy Taylor Bubes at 202-256-2164; and William F. X. MoodyRobert Hryniewicki and Adam Rackliffe at 202- 243-1620. For more information, visit http://wfp.com.


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Rosslyn penthouse sells for $250K over list price 

A penthouse unit in the upscale Waterview condominium building in Rosslyn garnered one of the highest sale price above list price last month in the Washington region, according to Rockville-based multiple-listing service MRIS.

“After five months on the market, two interested parties emerged at the same time and the price was bid up to $3,750,000 from its most recent list price of $3,500,000,” Realtor Rob Carney, vice president of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, said in an e-mail, referring to Unit 3001. Carney was both the listing agent and the buyer’s agent for the transaction.

The home, at 1111 19th St. North in Arlington on the 30th floor, has dramatic views of all of Washington’s most notable landmarks, including the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol, the Kennedy Center and the National Cathedral, as well as views of Roosevelt Island and the Potomac River wrapping around Rosslyn.

The four-bedroom, 3.5 bath condo has 4,528 square feet with 10-foot-high ceilings which are found only on the penthouse level of the building. Residents at the Waterview enjoy access to the services and amenities of the Le Meridien Hotel, and this unit includes three reserved garage spaces.

 


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New condos coming to Adams Morgan

Want to live in the thick of D.C. nightlife and restaurants? Perseus Realty recently broke ground on the Adamo, a new condominium on the corner of Calvert Street and Adams Mill Road NW in Adams Morgan.

The former Exxon station at 1827 Adams Mill Rd. has been demolished to make room for a 37-unit condo building with retail space on the ground level. Located steps from the central Adams Morgan intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road, the Adamo will have an extensive roof deck for residents to watch the fun unfold each night.

The pet-friendly building is expected to be available for residents in the winter of 2014, with presales beginning in August.

The one- and two-bedroom units will be priced from the $300,000s to the $700,000s.

The one-bedroom units will start at 650 square feet; the two-bedrooms will start at 950 square feet. Sales will be handled by Urban Pace.

For more information, visit http://www.urbanpace.com/developments/coming.

Tip of the week

“The height of activity for sales contracts occurs in April and May each year,” says Jon Wolford, executive vice president and managing broker in the McLean office at McEnearney Associates.

“Buyers are lined up waiting to pounce on the ‘picks of the crop’ as they are introduced to market,” Wolford said. “Positioning your home to attract the most buyers allows you to tap into the frenzy and choose from the best of the buyers who are waiting to obtain the best price and terms.”

Michele Lerner is a freelance writer. To pass on a tip or news item, contact us at realestate@washpost.com and put “Town Square” in the subject line.

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