By: Sherry Moeller
The buzz around town is what’s going on in the U Street Corridor of NW, where new and almost new condominiums situated near Meridian Hill Park, Metro stations, boutiques along 14th Street, Adams Morgan’s nightlife and Dupont Circle make this locale a sought-after place to live.
New or Almost New
The Fedora at Meridian Hill built by Bozzuto Homes is a new condominium community under construction located near Meridian Hill Park. Reflecting the Victorian architecture of the U Street area, The Fedora at Meridian Hill offers two distinct facades finished with brick, bay windows and mansard roofs. Inside, the residences range in size from about 700 to more than 1,600 square feet with one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den units available.
An underground parking garage, a second floor lobby with wet bar, a rooftop deck, a courtyard with waterfall and storage units are among the amenities. “The availablity of airy nine-foot ceiling heights and expanses of windows are just two of the features that make these new condominiums so appealing,” says Mark Taylor, vice president/regional operations manager for Bozzuto Homes.
Restoration is often a plan of choice for developers. Level 2 Development LLC, the development managing company for The Mercury at Meridian Hill Park building on Chapin Street, NW, is a company formed by Jeff Blum and David Franco about a year ago. Developed by Chapin Group LLC with sales by McWilliams Ballard, the building, which was purchased in late 2003, required a complete overhaul including replacing the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems as well as all interior finishes. Maple plank floors, CaesarStone counters, stainless steel appliances by Bosch, Amana and Sharp, Durango limestone bathroom tiles and fixtures by Kohler and Grohe make the insides of the 1966 building sparkle.