Thursday, June 28, 2012

Your Next Place


I'll admit, I'm kind of an "old things" snob - I only wear vintage clothes, won't drink bourbon unless it's at least 12 years old, and don't like any movie made after about 1978.  But one new thing I really love is a new condo, especially when they're like this.  I mean, look at it!  It would be like living inside an iPhone.  What snob could resist that?

This two-level Logan Circle condo in the Metropole features a wide-open floor plan, high ceilings, and totally unique finishes.  The kitchen gets a ton of light from the massive wall of windows; there's also exposed ductwork, for that frisson of rough industrial edges, but also Bosch appliances and custom cabinets for that frisson of, well, living in a million dollar condo.  Both good frissons.

Upstairs are the fine, spacious bedrooms, and there are three, yes three, very fine bathrooms.  As with the rest of the house, the utmost care has been given to every detail - the cabinets, the towel racks, the light fixtures, even the shower curtain rods are cool.  This is a condo that's guaranteed to make all your friends feel inferior and lame when they visit, which in my mind is the real point of home ownership.


And of course, the location.  Everything you could possibly want is within a block; a gym, a salon, restaurants, half a dozen bars, Whole Foods.  The condo comes with a parking space, but only a very bad person would live here and still insist on driving.  (Just kidding, when I visit my parents in Iowa, I drive their car twenty feet down the driveway to get the mail.)

1515 15th Street NW #430
2 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
$999,999





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I lust after the stovetop. . .

Anonymous said...

why are there so many bathrooms?

monkeyrotica on Jun 29, 2012, 8:22:00 AM said...

Looks like a classy porno set from the not-too-distant future.

Anonymous said...

I also like old stuff, only becasue new buildings seem so cheap in comparison. This one's a winner! Hopefully archiects stuck on mid-century modern will study how this building works without relying on traditional ornament. Hint: the building has enough variation and modulation to take the place of ornament on a flat facade.

Anonymous said...

i hear you bake inside that building because of the all-day sun--so people really only get to enjoy any views at night

Anonymous said...

You bake in any glassy building. Most architects think, if it ain't all glass it has no class, so we get a lot of these glassy condos, hich inevitably get slathered in "window treatments". At least this one has some cool masonry piers and some punched windows.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...a million dollars for an apartment/condo in DC...

Anonymous said...

A million bucks to live in a horribly congested area that is a quick walk from Section 8 housing. There are so many desirable areas to live in the U.S.... D.C. isn't worth a million bucks.

 

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