New Places to Live
Our guide to luxury apartments, condos and townhomes that opened in the past two years or are coming soon
Address: 4960 Fairmont Ave.
Developer: Duball LLC
Details: Construction on this 17-story, 71-unit luxury building on the former site of a gas station is expected to wrap up early next year. The project will include one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood-floor kitchens; some homes will include heated floors. The smallest one-bedroom condo comes in at 950 square feet. The largest, a three-bedroom penthouse, will be 2,763 square feet. Unit prices begin in the $700,000s and range to more than $3 million. Artist studios will be available for rent on the ground floor. The building will have an above-ground parking garage on the second, third and fourth floors.
Address: 7171 Woodmont Ave.
Developers: StonebridgeCarras and PN Hoffman
Details: The nine-story, 88-unit project officially opened in June 2015 across the street from its companion apartment building, the Flats at Bethesda Avenue. Both were part of the redevelopment of the former Lot 31 surface parking lot next to Bethesda Row. The spaces in that lot were moved and more have been added in the 1,250-space Montgomery County parking garage below both buildings. As of February, only one unit remained to be sold—a 891-square-foot, seventh-floor condo. Units started at a little more than $600,000.
Address: 4915 Hampden Lane
Developer: Toll Brothers City Living
Details: The seven-story, 55-unit building at the corner of Arlington Road and Hampden Lane is expected to be finished this summer. Its studios to three-bedroom condos range from 620 to 2,630 square feet and list from $524,990 to $3,099,990. Units have wide-plank hardwood floors, white quartz kitchen countertops and bathrooms with marble tiles. A rooftop fitness center and lounge are available to residents through a 24-hour concierge service based in the building lobby. Private outdoor patios range from 59 square feet attached to a one-bedroom, first-floor unit, to a 213-square-foot terrace, part of a sixth-floor, three-bedroom unit.
Address: 4901 Hampden Lane
Developer: 1788 Holdings
Details: The first residents moved into the eight-story, 35-unit building last July. Twenty-eight of the one-, two- and three-bedroom condos range from $1.5 million to $4.5 million. Six units were set aside as income-restricted, moderately-priced dwelling units, per Montgomery County law. Then there is the three-bedroom penthouse first listed at $10.5 million—which as of press time remained available. The unit features about 7,300 square feet of combined interior and exterior space. Living rooms in the building’s units feature cove lighting. Kitchens come with Sub-Zero refrigerators and Thermador wine storage units. Bathrooms have heated marble floors and television monitors inside vanity mirrors. One of the largest building amenities is the Onyx Lounge, which has personal wine lockers for residents, lounge spaces and a small kitchen that can be used for social or business functions.
Address: 8101 River Road
Developer: 1788 Holdings
Details: Move-ins started in the fall of 2015 at this two-building, 48-unit gated community not far from Potomac. Condos from 2,200 square feet to a little more than 4,500 are priced from $1.5 million to $4 million, and many are still available. Residents have direct-access elevators from the lobbies in each building or the parking garages below, expansive balconies and access to resort-like concierge services based in the project’s central clubhouse. A three-tiered waterfall and walking trail greet residents and visitors on the grounds of the complex, which was built on the site of the former Stoneyhurst Quarries. The clubhouse has a fitness center, yoga studio, spa and pool. The developer originally planned for two more luxury condo buildings on the other side of the property to mirror what stands today, but is considering townhomes as an option once almost all of the first-phase units are sold.
Address: 8302 Woodmont Ave.
Developers: Duball LLC and the Resmark Cos.
Details: The nine-story, 46-unit building, consisting exclusively of two-bedroom condos ranging from 950 to 2,500 square feet, is expected to be completed late this year. Units start in the $600,000s; units with a den start at $1.3 million, and penthouse units start at $2.3 million. Condos on the southeast corner of the building will have semicircular rooms that look out over the intersection of Battery Lane and Woodmont Avenue. Residents on the western side of the building will have mostly unobstructed views of the nearby campus of the National Institutes of Health. The building will have about 3,000 square feet of street-level retail, likely for a restaurant. But the main retail amenity in the area might be the Harris Teeter grocery store across the street at the Flats 8300 building.
Address: 930 Rose Ave.
Developer: Federal Realty Investment Trust
Details: Sales for the 104 condos situated on top of a new Canopy by Hilton hotel started last year, and the homes are scheduled to be ready for move-ins in early 2018. The condos range from about 600 to 2,400-plus square feet and will be found on floors 11 through 20. Management company McWilliams Ballard is promoting hotel-style services for residents living atop the 177-room hotel. A mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units start in the low $300,000 range and go as high as just over $1 million. The condos will be served by a private elevator system, and residents will have access to the hotel’s valet laundry and housekeeping services.
Address: 1320 Fenwick Lane
Developer: ProMark Real Estate Services
Details: This repurposed office building was completed in the fall of 2015 and features nine floors with 102 units designed mostly for first-time buyers. One-bedroom condos average 500 square feet, and two-bedroom units average 800 square feet. Prices start in the mid-$200,000 range, and the condos are a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro station and the Downtown Silver Spring restaurant and retail district. Some units have sliding bedroom doors instead of traditional doors to conserve space. There are also large storage spaces in the basement to go along with other amenities, including first-floor common areas, a fitness center and a rooftop lounge.