The spacious residences include up to 1,000 square feet of patios and terraces as well as river and cityline views.
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The Oronoco Waterfront Residences, condominiums at 601 N. Fairfax St., are almost completely sold out. Only six units are left and sales began in May. Panoramic views of Oronoco Park, Old Town and the Potomac River as well as expansive city skyline views, are at least part of the reason. Then there is sheer size.
“Nowhere else in Old Town are one level condos available up to 3,500 square feet.”
— Preston Innerst, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EYA
“Nowhere else in Old Town are one level condos available up to 3,500 square feet,” said Preston Innerst, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EYA, a leading developer of urban and transit-oriented properties. “Ample outdoor space up to 1,000 square feet provide a relaxing retreat. Ample amenities and concierge service provide a hotel-like atmosphere.”
The stunning views aside, there are plenty of luxury features that set apart the new addition along the Old Town waterfront, which completed construction just this past summer. It is the first major addition of waterfront housing in Old Town in a dozen years, according to EYA. The 60 two- and three-bedroom units include interior 10-foot ceilings with wall-to-wall soundproof windows overlooking the Potomac, hardwood flooring throughout the units, multiple fireplaces, wet bars, wine coolers, advanced home automation systems, recessed lighting, quartz kitchen countertops, Bosch dishwashers, spacious walk-in closets, and walk-in showers and soaking tubs. Floor plans include libraries for some units and go up to 3,500 square feet for the penthouse residences. Also incorporated into penthouse suites are outdoor terraces up to 1,000 square feet.
The Oronoco was developed from the former Sheet Metal Workers International Association Building. The building has been adapted according to LEED for New Construction standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council and has retained much of the original parking space. Each unit includes two garage spaces and a private storage room.
The Oronoco Waterfront Residences office is located at 119 Oronoco Street. Visit www.eya.com/oronoco for more.
“THE CHALLENGE WAS that the floor plans and designs were driven by an existing footprint and shape of the building,” said Innerst. “Residences were designed to maximize views in living area, so utility spaces are thoughtfully tucked along corridor walls.”
The building includes 41 different floor plans to allow for different needs. “We understand that purchasers will have a variety of space needs, such as needing guest space or living quarters for live-in help, or desiring the owner’s suite to be in a separate wing of the home,” Innerst said. “In some cases, units offer formal and informal living spaces.”
The on-site workout area includes a yoga room and additional meticulous perks include a children’s playroom, a dog-washing station as well as 24-hour security. The outdoor heated pool area also integrates a private clubhouse with a kitchen. A concierge desk is located in the two-story lobby.
Several of the Oronoco condos have been the top sales in the Old Town Alexandria area since they went to market. In the month of August alone, several units sold with the top price being $3.2 million.
The amenities of the City of Alexandria itself help explain why 90 percent of the condos are sold, Innerst said. “Old Town Alexandria is a vibrant community offering shopping, dining, the Torpedo Arts Center, spas and athletic clubs, a waterfront promenade, immediate access to the Mount Vernon trail for bikers, runners and walkers, Metro access to downtown DC and Reagan National on the Yellow line, and a water taxi to points on the DC waterfront. All are in walking distance and reflect EYA’s mantra ‘life within a walking distance.’”
Prices range from $1.59 to $4.49 million.