Living is easy at the Wooster & Mercer Lofts in Arlington’s popular Rosslyn neighborhood. This one-bedroom, one-bath apartment enjoys a spacious 1,213 square feet of living space. With a sunny, open layout and gleaming hardwood floors throughout, this residence is move-in ready! Overhead ductwork and huge 12-pane windows in the living area add an industrial chic vibe. Another cool retro touch are the 140-year-old brick accents, reclaimed from the original Capital Children’s Museum building.
A sublime gourmet kitchen is set into a single wall at one end of the great room concept, maximizing the feeling of wide-open space. The cooking area features dark granite counters, Viking and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances, and hanging pendant lighting over the breakfast bar/prep counter. The bedroom is generous in size, with a large set of windows on one side. There’s a generous walk-in closet as well.
The en suite bath has a honed marble double vanity, designer fixtures and a large walk-in shower. Also noteworthy is a front-loading washer and dryer stack tucked into a closet, as well as secure parking and a storage bin. Residents at Wooster and Mercer enjoy plenty of amenities, including a staffed front desk, a central courtyard with lots of greenery, a sun-splashed swimming pool with an expansive sunning terrace, a club room, fitness center and bike storage.
The Wooster and Mercer Lofts are located at 1600 Clarendon Boulevard in the Rosslyn neighborhood. Designed by Cunningham Quill Architects, the brick buildings offer a brick warehouse ambience with oversized factory-style windows and lots of modern amenities. Lush grounds add to the allure. Next-door is Hillside Park, a one-acre “urban forest” with benches and paver paths.
Although located in Rosslyn, the Wooster and Mercer buildings are also along the Rosslyn-Clarendon corridor. The prime locale allows for a fantastic walk experience along trendy Clarendon Boulevard with its many top restaurants, shops and entertainment. Known as the Gateway to Arlington, the Rosslyn waterfront dates back its Colonial roots as a Potomac River ferry landing, replete with saloons and gambling parlors. Electric streetcars arrived around the turn of the 20th century, connecting Arlington to Washington and spurring a wave of new residential development.
These days, the Rosslyn-Clarendon Corridor is a lively collection of five urban villages, linked by Metro stations in each of the neighborhoods—Rosslyn, Courthouse, Clarendon, Virginia Square and Ballston. Residents at Wooster and Mercer can walk to either the Rosslyn or Courthouse stations. Driving into Washington is also a breeze via the Key Bridge. Nearby restaurants include Guajillo, Quinn’s, Barley Mac, Radiccio and Mele Bistro, just to name a few. You can also grab groceries at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and multiple nearby farmers markets.