The first residents in Toll Brothers City Living's new Hampden Row ultra-luxury condos will move in after the first settlements this Thursday, Sales Manager Jaclyn Smith said. Common areas and amenities inside the building should be complete by then, but the building's rooftop deck with grills and firepits is on-target for a Spring opening.
Inside the mid-rise building at the corner of Hampden Lane and Arlington Road, marble floors are even found inside the elevators. Hallways outside the 55 units resemble those of a high-end hotel, with modern art deco accents in the lighting fixtures and room number font.
In addition to the Grand Opening scheduled for this weekend, there have been a couple of other red letter days on the calendar at Hampden Row recently. The building just received a PERS project approval from Fannie Mae, which can make it easier for buyers to obtain financing from banks large or small. Not every condo building has this approval, Smith said, which requires an extensive review of a project's documents and budget from a risk management perspective.
And ten days ago, Toll Brothers was named the #1 Home Builder on Fortune's list of the World's Most-Admired Companies for 2017.
Smith said the company is especially proud of the concierge service the building will offer. The building management firm, Legum & Norman, has contracted with Capitol Concierge, a woman-owned company that is the largest provider of concierge services for office buidings, upscale apartments and condos, shopping malls and individual homeowners in America.
Residents will be able to use the 24-hour concierge in the lobby to retrieve groceries and dry cleaning, arrange flowers or wine tastings, and even plan parties. Just give the concierge your party budget, and they will handle everything from catering to valet parking out front. "They can pretty much do it all," Smith said. Capitol outsources each service to third-party vendors, and extends partnership discounts from many vendors to homeowners.
Smith said sales have been fairly even between the 1 and 2-bedroom unit types so far. Move-ins will be on the lower floors first, but the coveted top floor was the first to sell out. Here's an exclusive first look at the views you'll be able to get from the Hampden Row rooftop deck:
|Enjoy sunsets over Bethesda|
|A view of Bethesda Row|
|Hampden Lane below|
|A look up Hampden Lane|
toward Wisconsin Avenue
|The Newlands Building (center)|
|Wave over to Hampden Row's|
closest competitor, The Lauren
|The Bethesda Row Giant is|
extremely convenient, or have
the concierge arrange to have
your groceries brought to you using
the 24-hour concierge sevice
|Caroline Freeman Park and the|
Bethesda Library are
directly across Arlington Road; both are
due for renovations soon