Waterview (above the former Hotel Palomar, now Le Meridian) – Elegance. Non-traditional. Boutique-inspired luxury. Cosmopolitan. Stylish. Convenient.
These are the words which staff and residents of Waterview seem to use most frequently in describing the unique reasons why they love their homes at Waterview.
Located just two blocks from Turnberry Tower Arlington, Waterview is situated at the former Hotel Palomar, a boutique European-style hotel drenched in elegance. World-renowned architects Pei Cobb Fried & Partners created the Waterview on floors 14 through 30 of the hotel, in a location which is arguably the most identifiable piece of skyline on the Potomac River. In March, 2012, Starwood Hotels purchased the hotel and is undergoing an exquisite renovation under the Le Meridian name. Even more than before, the hotel will reflect an international flair and ambiance in keeping with Washington D.C.’s rising status as an upscale, international destination. This will only have positive spill-over effects for the homes above, at The Waterview.
The connection with Le Meridian allows residents at Waterview a unique blend of amenities not commonly associated with condominium living at even the most exclusive residences. These include, but are not limited to, the following: same day dry cleaning; 24-hour valet parking; limousine services; room service; first class concierge; business services; massage; car detailing; spa treatment and fitness trianing; access to hotel meeting and function space; cooking classes; access to personal shoppers; translation services, and reserved seating at major events. There is also a large rooftop terrace with unmatched views of Washington, D.C., available only to residents.
The homes at Waterview are built with precision and attention to details. As in Turnberry Tower Arlington, the quality names are recognizable throughout when examining the amenities, cabinetry, and flooring. Wireless technology pervades the entire building.
Unencumbered views of Washington, D.C. begin in earnest on the 18th floor; however, I am not comfortable calling anything beneath floor 24 as a “penthouse” quality home. On floors 24 and 25 there are 6 units with divergent views. On floors 26 through 28, the footprint is the same on each floor with one major exception: on floor 26, the two units facing the Potomac River on floors 24 and 25 are merged into one spectacular “QR” model, with 3,838 square feet of living space. Floors 29 and 30 house only 3 units, each providing a different level of elegance and quality.
As with any penthouse home, you will benefit from a thorough, independent review of each building, location, and available unit. I will help you extract all of the most pertinent information you need to make an informed buying decision. This level of independent analysis and expertise, by definition, is not possible if you merely discuss your needs with staff employed by any specific building. Please call me for a thorough review and analysis of any home you may consider in this category.
If you currently own at Waterview and are considering a future listing and sale, you may be best served by listing with an independent professional who will market your home in its best possible light. Please feel free to call or email me for an independent and confidential analysis of your home.
Ray Wedell, Realtor
Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA