Posted on June 26, 2020 by Derek Friday - Announcements
Washington, D.C. – June 26th, 2020
McWilliams Ballard is proud to partner with PT Blooms Development in announcing the Kōzō condominium community has quickly reached 50% sold just two weeks after a strong launch in the Meridian Hill Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington.
Kōzō, the Japanese word for structure, embodies remarkable design from the striking exterior façade with cantilevered private balconies wrapped in led lighting and glass rails, to the interiors of each spacious residence where luxe finishes and custom cabinetry provide future homeowners with maximized storage and functionality. The homes at Kōzō feature extraordinary highlights including: 9’ to 11’ ceilings, large floor-to-ceiling windows, 5” white oak flooring, GE Café’ kitchen appliances, matte black fixtures, and quartz counters with a European reveal. Every residence has at least one private outdoor space and parking is available for purchase.
Set on a hill overlooking all of downtown Washington, DC. The two penthouse residences feature large private roof decks and panoramic views of the Capitol and Washington Monument. “Kōzō embodies what people want when buying a condominium in: high design coupled with incredible use of space that allows simple, graceful living. These homes are spectacular and the response from the sales we have received shows it,” said Robert Cook, Vice President of McWilliams|Ballard.
Kōzō was developed by PT Blooms Development, a firm based in the Washington Metro area, known for taking seriously 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.