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The size and location of this week’s featured home make it an ideal dwelling for empty nesters who want to downsize to a walkable community or for frequent travelers who are looking for the comfort and conveniences of pampered living.

Located equidistant from Georgetown and Dupont Circle, this pied-a-terre at the Residences of the Ritz-Carlton in the West End is part of a complex that encompasses a city block. Besides the hotel and two residential towers, the buildings include a high-end health club, retail spaces and two restaurants known for their exquisite meals, Westend Bistro and Ris.

Residents enjoy all the amenities of the hotel, including room service, maid service, valet parking and a 24-hour concierge desk.

“Everything you need is a phone call away,” said listing agent Deborah Hrouda, an associate broker with Long and Foster.

The two-bedroom, two-bath corner unit can accommodate traditional or contemporary furnishings. The living and dining rooms feature Brazilian Cherry herringbone hardwood floors and are bathed in light from the walls of windows on two sides. The pass-through kitchen has white Poggenpohl cabinets and appliances by Sub-Zero, Miele and Viking. The in-unit laundry room is roomy enough for drying racks and an ironing board.

“The Washington Ritz-Carlton was built in 2000 and is aging ever so gracefully,” Hrouda said. “The style of the building and the luxurious interior finishes are a bit conservative, but also classical and timeless.”

The unit comes with a garage parking space. The 1,674-square-foot condo is on the market for $1,199,000. The condo fee is $1,903.79 per month.

Listing: 1155 23rd St. NW, #n4a

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