A luxurious waterfront constructing in Washington, D.C., broke the report for the costliest apartment sale within the metropolis’s historical past, promoting for $12.762 million earlier this month.
The split-level, four-bedroom Penthouse 1 has about 5,800 sq. toes of residing house, 5 full loos and two half baths. As well as, the apartment presents three parking areas.
The constructing – often called Amaris, which suggests “you might be cherished” in Latin – has 96 condos. The record-setting unit is certainly one of seven positioned on the twelfth flooring.
The late, internationally famend architect Rafael Viñoly designed the constructing.
Michelle Giannini, a dealer for Hoffman Realty, represented the itemizing for co-developers Hoffman & Associates and Madison Marquette. She mentioned the constructing opened in December and is about 70% offered.
Matt McCormick of TTR Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty represented the unnamed purchaser and mentioned the property instantly captivated the purchaser.
“It is simply the highest-end luxurious penthouse within the metropolis. The big outside terrace overlooking the water with The Wharf beneath gives D.C.’s greatest waterfront views. The delicate finishes and distinctive options, just like the spiral staircase with skylight, go away fairly an impression. Some of the spectacular issues about this residence is the floor-to-ceiling home windows all through, specifically, the cold-warped glass home windows within the residing areas that provide the feeling of being projected into the view,” McCormick added.
The Wharf, the place Amaris is positioned, is a $3.6 billion growth that includes lodges, parks, piers, retailers and eating shops.
This unit has 2,255 sq. toes of outside house, together with a 1,200-square-foot outside terrace.
Jay Bargmann, vp of Rafael Viñoly Architects, mentioned his favourite house within the apartment is the second degree. “The house actually exemplifies the constructing’s curvilinear, tapering type and evokes a way of motion; the lightness and transparency on this degree, coupled with its huge views of the Potomac River, makes you are feeling like you might be shifting by means of water,” he added.
The apartment options customized Italian kitchen cabinetry, French European white oak flooring with a light-weight and darkish end, marble counter tops within the kitchen with waterfall edge islands and premium home equipment from Thermador and Bosch.
Facilities embody a health and wellness middle, a salt-water lap pool, a convention room and a automotive elevator with valet service.
Mark McFadden, Compass government vp and senior advisor in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, mentioned the earlier report for a apartment was $11 million in 2022. For single-family properties, the Bowie-Sever Home, a Georgetown property, listed for $28 million in 2007 and offered for $24 million. And McFadden closed on a $22 million D.C. property in 2011.
“That property is now value $40 million. However the present market is excellent. Stock continues to be low, with excessive demand throughout each worth vary,” McFadden mentioned, including that median gross sales in D.C. for houses above $1.5 million topped $2 million in March 2022 and dipped to simply beneath $1.9 million in March 2023.
“Particularly within the higher finish, due to the fluctuations in our present market, with the inventory market and inflation, actual property continues to be the popular asset class for folks with cash. I am in Palm Seashore, and I am in a one-bedroom condominium value $1.2 million. On the following block over from me [in December], billionaire Robert Kraft, proprietor of the New England Patriots, paid $24 million for a condominium,” McFadden added, “so folks with cash really feel significantly better proper now placing their cash in actual property versus the inventory market. Proper now, it is thought of the most secure place to park your cash.”