With its curvilinear design and alternating bands of windows and concrete balconies, the Foxhall, a luxury condominium building in the Wesley Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington, is reminiscent of another prominent example of modern architecture in the District — the Watergate complex.
Architect Milton Fischer, who designed the Foxhall, clearly was influenced by Italian architect Luigi Moretti. Having assisted Moretti on the Watergate design, Fischer incorporated many of the same elements into the Foxhall. Fischer also designed the headquarters for B’nai B’rith International, the headquarters for the American Association of University Women and the Federal Bar building.
Completed in 1971, the nine-story, 80-unit Foxhall is tucked back from Massachusetts Avenue on seven wooded acres.
A 400-square-foot wraparound balcony and sliding glass doors are what most attracted the owner to Unit 413. After buying the condo in 2010 from the daughter of the original owners, who were among the original purchasers in the building, the owner extensively renovated it, enlisting the help of New York designer Lemeau Arrott-Watt.
Arrott-Watt suggested opening up the second bedroom to create more living space in the 1,650-square-foot apartment. By installing pocket doors, the space could be flexible, expanding for entertaining or contracting to sleep guests. She also recommended adding an entry wall and moving the dining area.
Arrott-Watt introduced the owner to D.C. designer Darryl Carter, who finished off the design. His touches included the dining room table, which appears to be slicing through the entry wall and into the foyer.
“The cohesiveness of everything they did, it all makes a statement,” listing agent Gretchen Koitz of Compass said.
Double doors create an elegant entry into the condo. Espresso wood floors ground the space, while floor-to-ceiling windows visually expand the living area, flooding it with natural light and offering tree-top views.
The sleek kitchen has Carrera marble countertops and backsplash and white lacquer cabinetry.
The master bedroom has balcony access. The master bathroom includes a soaking tub and separate steam/rain shower.
The full-service condominium has a doorman, 24-hour staffed front desk, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, sun deck, fitness center, tennis courts and parking.
The $2,048 monthly condo fee covers all utilities, basic cable and amenities.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is listed at $949,900.
Listing: 4200 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Unit 413, Washington, D.C.
Listing agent: Gretchen Koitz, Compass
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