Sales are expected to begin soon at Hampden Row, a luxury high-rise condo at 4912 Hampden Lane in Bethesda that is  Toll Brothers’ City Living’s first development in the Washington area.

The division has developed luxury buildings in New York City, Philadelphia and Hoboken and Jersey City in New Jersey. Hampden Row rests in the center of downtown Bethesda with an abundance of shops and restaurants surrounding the 55 residences, including those in Bethesda Row.

Residents can walk less than three blocks to the Bethesda Metro station. Building amenities include a rooftop fitness center, a landscaped rooftop terrace, a residents’ lounge, garage parking, bike storage and a 24-hour attended lobby.

Most units in the brick and stone building will have a balcony or terrace. The units will have oversized windows, wide plank hardwood flooring, custom millwork, nine-foot-high ceilings, open kitchens with quartz counters, upgraded appliances and white cabinets and marble tiles in the bathrooms.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom units will range in size from 615 to 2,985 square feet. The one-bedroom units are estimated to be priced from the mid $400,000s; the two-bedroom units from the low $900,000s and the three-bedroom units from $3 million.

Sales are anticipated to begin in late February. For more information, go to or call 301-718-6353.

Apartments now leasing in west end of Alexandria

Modera Tempo, a transit-oriented mixed-use community that is a joint venture of Mill Creek Residential and AEW Capital Management, recently began leasing 492 luxury apartments in the west end of Alexandria.

The development, which also has 15,000 square feet of retail space, is the first to be completed as part of the Landmark/Van Dorn Small Area Plan. The first building of Modera Tempo is already complete and more than 50 apartments have been leased. A second building will be completed later this month and a third will be finished in April.

Modera Tempo at 5760 Dow Ave., at the corner of South Van Dorn and South Pickett streets, is within walking distance of the Van Dorn Metro station. The development also has a free shuttle service to Metro. Other community amenities include two 24-hour fitness centers, two swimming pools, three private courtyards, concierge services, a dog “spa,” a community kitchen, a yoga studio and bike storage.

The studio to two-bedroom apartments rent from $1,565 to $3,190 per month. The units have granite or quartz kitchen counters, glass tile kitchen backsplashes, custom-designed cabinets, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and wood flooring.

For more information, go to or call 855-809-8332.

New townhouses available in Anne Arundel County

Winchester Homes recently opened the Kelson model at Watson’s Glen, a new townhouse community in Millersville, Md.

The first phase of the community will have 45 houses; when complete, the community will have 103 houses. The development offers access to multiple commuter routes to Washington and nearby Fort Meade. Watson’s Glen will have a tot lot and an open play area and is close to Kinder Farm Park, home to the Garcelon Sports Complex. Annapolis Mall is also nearby for shops and restaurants.

The Kelson, the first decorated model open for tours in Watson’s Glen, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,306 square feet of living space. Options include a three-level rear expansion with a lower-level recreation room and bathroom and an upper-level master suite with a separate sitting area and a walk-in closet. Townhouses in Watson’s Glen start in the upper $300,000s.

For more information, go to, visit the Watson’s Glen Sales Center at 2 Arrowleaf Dr., Millersville, Md., or call 240-614-3241. The Kelson is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Smart home demonstration at Creighton Farms

If you’ve thought about the benefits of installing smart technology in your home but aren’t sure where to begin, you might want to attend the “Making Your Home Smarter” open house at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va., on Feb. 21.

This Loudoun County community is home to local sports celebrities like Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden from the Redskins.

The open house, led by Chris Roketenez, owner of Audio Visual Solutions, will demonstrate the kinds of devices and systems you can install. You’ll learn how smart home features can help you in your daily life and how to operate your Jacuzzi spa from your smart phone. The demonstration will take place in a recently built Creighton Farms home wired with the latest smart home system on the market.

The Making Your Home Smarter demonstration will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information, including the specific location and to RSVP, contact Connie O’Brien at or 703-957-4819.

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