Posted on November 10, 2020 by Derek Friday - Announcements
Washington, DC | November 11th, 2020
McWilliams|Ballard is pleased to announce The Randolph, a collection of 9 well-appointed condominium residences have completed sales and settlements in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Each home is carefully designed to offer expansive living throughout each three- and four-bedroom layout featuring sleek designer finishes, chef-inspired kitchens, spa baths, hardwood flooring and more – all in one vibrant urban location. The Randolph is located just moments to the Petworth metro station and within quick access to both the 14th Street and U Street Corridors.
Developed by YW Capital Development, a real estate development firm that focuses on multifamily and mixed-use developments in the Washington Metropolitan area.
“As a company, we pride ourselves on working with developers and projects of all sizes. Working with YW Development has led to a number of other engagements due to our ability to scale our strategic approach to new home sales, allowing for efficient sales processes and quick sell-outs,” says Chris Masters, Executive Vice President at McWilliams|Ballard.
McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the leading real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, apartment, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 24-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.
Posted on August 4, 2020 by Derek Friday - Announcements
Washington, DC | August 4th, 2020
After the successful sales launch of their last partnership, Kozo, in Meridian Hill Park, McWilliams Ballard is proud to partner again with PT Blooms Development in announcing the sales launch of Beecher Hill, a boutique condominium community of nine homes nestled between the Adams Morgan and Meridian Hill Park neighborhoods of Northwest Washington.
Once two classic townhomes, Beecher Hill has been reimagined into residences offering a timeless modern design along a quiet, tree-lined street. Hosting one-, one plus den, two- and three-bedroom penthouse layouts, Beecher Hill’s homes are replete with curated designer finishes including: standard 10’ ceiling heights, 8” wide European Oak wood flooring, custom millwork, floor to ceiling two-tone kitchen cabinetry, calacatta quartz counters, Thermador and Bosch Appliances, and spa baths with black fixtures. Most of the residences feature private outdoor spaces and both penthouse homes come with oversized roof decks, stunning Capitol & Monument views, and a sliding door system to facilitate indoor/outdoor living.
Developed by PT Blooms Development, a firm based in the Washington Metro area, known for seriously taking the responsibility to provide a creative, thoughtful and quality product. Their mission is to create a space that brings growth and character to the community; while preserving and respecting its existing environment, history, and culture.
McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 24-year history, McWilliams|Ballard has worked in 13 states nationwide, creating partnerships with developers and builders to provide sales and marketing solutions from project inception to the final closed sale. In addition, the firm also provides consultation and market research used by some of the most renowned developers and investment groups in the country.
Posted on June 23, 2020 by Derek Friday - Press
Washington Post by Audrey Hoffer | June 23rd, 2020
Kozo is an eight-unit condominium building on Chapin Street NW, a half-block from Meridian Hill Park in the District’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Viewed from the sidewalk, the building has an aura of Japanese minimalism. The design is simple, clean and uncluttered, said Patrick Bloomfield, principal of P.T. Blooms Development, the builder. “Kozo means ‘structure’ in Japanese,” Bloomfield said. “Structure is what we all look for in life, whether it’s the clean lines of the building we chose to live in or the structure we build into our lives through habits of a comfortable environment.”
The building has three units with one bedroom and one bathroom, four with two-bedrooms and two bathrooms and one with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The three-bedroom unit and one two-bedroom unit are two-level penthouses. The units occupy space on four floors entirely above ground and a lower level. Four units have been sold. The remaining four are priced from $785,900 to $1.235 million. Move-ins are expected to begin by late July. Kozo’s main entrance has a steel statue of a bonsai tree by Atlanta artist Camilo Lopez, who said it “ties together a familiar aspect of Japanese culture, the bonsai tree,” with the structure.
“The purple clematis vines we planted in the four corners of the statue’s base will grow upward and weave in and out of the bonsai’s branches,” Lopez said. “This intertwining will represent the integration of our natural and built environments.”
‘Pretty at night’: A pattern of alternating squares on the facade — recessed for windows, protruding for balconies — embellishes the building’s exterior. “The black metal extrusions [balconies] against the white brick facade create a clean modern look and act as a playful addition to the streetscape,” said Emily Hirst, an architect with Kuhn Architects, the firm that designed the building.
Embedded in the balconies’ perimeters are ribbons of LED lights that can be custom-colored by residents and accentuate the building’s exterior at night.
“It’s minimal but highly impactful and pretty at night,” said Jennie Mann, a vice president at McWilliams Ballard, which is handling sales. “You can set the light colors red, white and blue for July Fourth or as a rainbow collage for Pride month. You can put in red so Uber can find you.”
The balconies are walled with glass. “We made the outdoors an extension of the living space,” Hirst said. “Glass blurs the physical barrier between the man-made and nature.”
The entrance to furnished unit 7, the two-bedroom penthouse, opens to a hallway that leads to the kitchen and an adjoining living area. A bedroom and bathroom are on one side of the living area; the balcony is on the other.
A kitchen island with center sink is between the kitchen appliances and the living area, which is flooded with natural light through the balcony’s glass wall.
Stairs lead up to a large room that can be configured as a den, a loft, or a media or play room. Another glass-walled balcony faces the street, and there is a private rooftop terrace outside the unit’s back wall. The master bedroom, with en suite bathroom and walk-in closet, adjoins the den/loft space.
Nearby: Meridian Hill Park, a 12-acre National Park Service property, has tall oaks, landscaped lawns, the largest cascading fountain in North America, and statues of Joan of Arc, Dante and President James Buchanan. Kozo is between 14th and 16th streets, and stores, restaurants, bars and service businesses line both streets.
Schools: Marie Reed Elementary, Columbia Heights Education Campus, Cardozo Education Campus.
Transit: Columbia Heights, on the Green and Yellow lines, is the closest Metro station. Fourteenth and 16th streets NW are both major traffic corridors with regular bus service. Some neighboring streets are designated for resident-only parking; others have two-hour nonresident parking.
1434 Chapin St. NW, Washington, DC
This building has eight condominium units, four of which have been sold. The remaining units are priced from $785,900 to $1.235 million.
Builder: P.T. Blooms Development
Features: Ceilings are 11 feet high in the four units still available for purchase. Floors are seven-inch white oak plank. The building has video-call and keyless entry systems for security. Kitchens have GE Café or Thermador appliances, lacquered flat-panel custom cabinets, spring-loaded push latches on the cabinets and drawers, white quartz counters, under-cabinet lighting, concealed outlets and a Vigo under-mount stainless-steel sink. The bathrooms have 24-by-24-inch Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, quartz vanity counters, a Kohler elongated toilet, a Mirabelle deep soaking tub and a frameless glass shower enclosure. All units have some outdoor space. Outdoor spaces include balconies, patios and private roof decks.
Bedrooms/bathrooms: 1 to 3/1 to 3
Square-footage: 583 to 1,550
Condo association fees: $214 to $380
See model: By appointment only.