2014 | Real Estate

First Look: Inside Bainbridge Bethesda

A look inside Bethesda's newest luxury apartment building

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The rooftop pool at Bainbridge Bethesda

Andrew Metcalf

Bainbridge Bethesda is the second high-rise apartment building to open this year in downtown Bethesda in what’s becoming a race to open residential projects in the city.

At 17 stories plus a roof deck, the new building is similar to Gallery Bethesda, its Woodmont Triangle counterpart that opened earlier this year.

Bainbridge Bethesda has a total of 200 units and its amenities include a rooftop pool, 15th floor exercise center, a lounge with shuffleboard table, outdoor grilling station and a second floor business center. Its public amenity is a walkway between St. Elmo and Fairmont Avenues with artwork and tables. It was developed by The Brainbidge Companies, which has headquarters in Bethesda and Wellington, Fla.

The building is located at 4918 St. Elmo Avenue. The architect was SK+I, a Bethesda-based firm that also designed the Lot 31 project currently under construction near Bethesda Row.

Steven France, the senior property manager at the building, said it’s currently about 21.5 percent leased. Rents range from $1,975 per month for a studio to $5,500 for a two bedroom with a den.

Color-changing orbs in the lobby.

First floor lounge with television

Second-floor portion of lobby

Portion of the e-center

Conference center on the second floor

Fifteenth floor exercise room

The view from a treadmill

Fifteenth floor lounge with small kitchen

Fifteenth floor grilling area

Rooftop fire pit, also part of the green roof to the left

Rooftop pool

View from the rooftop

Interior of a two-bedroom apartment

Kitchen of a two-bedroom apartment

Bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment

Bathroom in a two-bedroom apartment

Interior of a one-bedroom apartment

One bedroom apartment bedroom

Public amenity walkway between St. Elmo and Fairmont avenues

Exterior view from St. Elmo Avenue

Exterior view from Fairmont Avenue

The entrance to the lobby. All photos by Andrew Metcalf.