Grammercy at Metropolitan Park, 550 14th Rd., Arlington VA
A Kettler property, the Grammercy at Metropolitan Park is an 18-story, 399 unit apartment building in the Pentagon City section of Arlington. A funky (but in a good way) lobby sets the tone for the building's common areas. Interior designs include mission-style cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances, cultured marble vanities. One of numerous "Metropolitan" projects by Kettler, the building has a rooftop pool, computer center, conference room, fitness center, billiards room, in-unit washer/dryer and theater room. Architecturally different from nearby Crystal City, the building was designed by WDG Architecture of DC with master planning by Robert A. M. Stern. Parking is available to rent, but the building is only a (long) block from the Pentagon City Metro station. Part of what is easily the largest development project in the DC area, Kettler demolished numerous warehouses and filled in empty parking lots for an 8-phase project (the Grammercy was Phase 2) that is bringing Pentagon City from desolate to high-density with as many as 3200 residential units when fully built. Construction began in 2005 and completed in late 2007; Kettler purchased the land from Vornado.
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