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McWilliams|Ballard and PT Blooms Development Announce the Launch of Sales at The Juliet in Sought-After Logan Circle

Washington, D.C. –June 22, 2022

McWilliams|Ballard is thrilled to partner again with PT Blooms Development to launch the sales of The Juliet, another carefully crafted boutique condominium community in Washington’s sought-after historic Logan Circle.

Located at the heart of an urban epicenter, this well-designed community features 10 residences with historic detailing paired beautifully with modern design aesthetics for a luxurious lifestyle.  The homes feature curated interior finishes from a local design firm, Leni Design, including standard 9’+ ceiling heights, hardwood flooring, custom millwork, floor-to-ceiling two-tone kitchen cabinetry, and white Calacatta quartz counters, Bosch Appliances, and spa baths with champagne bronze fixtures. All residences also have private outdoor spaces and both penthouse residences come with oversized roof decks. Stunning sweeping city views of the U.S. Capitol & Washington Monument are waiting.

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 25-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.


The Washington Post features The Archie

40-Condo D.C. Building Makes A Statement

By Connie Dunfer, Tuesday, August 17th

The Archie, a new condominium building in Northwest Washington’s Petworth neighborhood, combines modern construction, affordable pricing and access to urban amenities.

The 40 units — at 4111 Kansas Ave. NW, near Taylor Street and Georgia Avenue — are tailored for first-time home buyers, said Robbie Cook, vice president of McWilliams Ballard, the sales and marketing firm for the project. Lock7 is the developer.

“They are beautifully efficient and really reasonably priced,” he said. “You do get this wonderful balance in a building of this size, with the comfort of property management and the benefits of big condo living. But it’s not so big that you don’t know your neighbors.”

Since the project opened for hard-hat tours this summer, about 15 percent of the units have been sold, including one of three penthouse residences. Move-ins are expected to begin in the fall. “Three homes sold in the first week of sales because we believe, there’s pent-up demand” for housing in D.C. for first-time home buyers, Cook said.

To satisfy D.C.’s inclusionary zoning rules, three of the 40 units have been set aside as affordable housing, and they are available by application. The Archie has one high-speed elevator and a community roof deck, open to residents of all units, with greenery and views of Washington National Cathedral and the Petworth treetops. The penthouses also have private roof decks. There are five parking spaces. Three are available for purchase; two are for the use of residents with Zipcar memberships.

The five-story building has a mix of studio and one- and to two-bedroom units, many with outdoor terraces. Seven semi-basement units have big windows that bring in natural light. Cook noted that the building’s “ground-up construction” sets it apart from neighborhood condo projects that are conversions of existing buildings.

The exterior has corrugated metal siding and oversize black-metal-trimmed windows that “are meant to feel industrial,” Cook said. “The stark contrast between the industrial building and the lush green roof deck and streetside plantings is intentional and helps The Archie stand out on the block,” he said.

Inside, the condos have open floor plans, recessed lighting, wide-plank European flooring, polished chrome hardware and a stacked washer and dryer. “The interiors of the building are anything but cold and industrial feeling,” Cook said.

Cook is bullish on the Petworth neighborhood. “I see Petworth as an opportunity for safe investment,” he said. “It’s close in, accessible and has a lot going on. I only see it moving forward. … I like that for The Archie. You’re close to everything, but not on top of it. There’s a neighborhood feel.”

Nearby: The Archie is in a walkable urban area with many restaurants. Two supermarkets are less than a half-mile away. It is a half-mile from Upshur Park (with outdoor pool, dog park, soccer field and other facilities) and a four-minute walk from Petworth Recreation Center. The Petworth neighborhood library is across the street. Howard University is about a mile away.

Schools: Powell Elementary, MacFarland Middle, Roosevelt High

Transit: The Petworth Metro Station, on the Green and Yellow lines, is less than a half-mile from The Archie. Metrobus routes run along Georgia, Kansas and New Hampshire avenues.

The Archie

4111 Kansas Ave. NW, Washington

Market-unit prices range from $332,900 for a studio to $699,999 for a two-bedroom penthouse. The affordable units are about $210,000.

Builder: Lock7

Features: Kitchens have GE Profile stainless-steel appliances, with a French-door refrigerator in some units; a matte white finish on upper cabinets, soprano ash wood on lower cabinets; and a Kohler matte black pull-down spray faucet. Standard bathroom features include a soprano ash-finished vanity, a Delta Trinsic polished-chrome faucet, a Folsom white soaking tub with shower, white subway tile on the walls and light gray 12- by 24-inch tile on the floor.

Bedrooms/bathrooms: studio to 2 /1 or 2

Square-footage: 486 to 922

Homeowner association fees: $210 to $403 a month.

Contact: McWilliams Ballard sales team, 202-337-7222

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chevy Chase featured in Washington Post: Luxury Condos, Prime Suburban Md. Location

By Scott Sowers | August 3rd, 2021

Chevy Chase Lake, a multiuse development in Montgomery County, Md., is about luxury living on a large scale, with plans for 86,500 square feet of retail and 531 high-end residential units. It’s all happening just off Connecticut Avenue about two miles north of Chevy Chase Circle at the D.C. city line.
The first phase of that development includes — in addition to 280 rental apartments — 65 condominium units: the Ritz-Carlton Residences. The condos are expected to be ready for move-ins to begin in early 2022, said Robbie Cook, vice president at McWilliams Ballard, which is in charge of sales and marketing.
Prices range from $925,000 to more than $2 million, depending on options. About half the condo units have already been sold.
Chevy Chase Lake is being built around a spacious neighborhood square, and initially will have three buildings, two with apartments and one with the 65 condos. The development plan includes a Purple Line light-rail stop between two of Metro’s Red Line stations, Silver Spring on the east side and Bethesda on the west. Construction on the Purple Line has been halted by a contract dispute but is expected to resume this year. The original projected completion date was in 2023.
The Chevy Chase site is also near the other urban amenities of southwestern Montgomery County and neighboring Northwest Washington, as well as the area’s parks and other venues for outdoor recreation.“There is so much to do and see in Chevy Chase and the neighboring suburbs,” Cook said. “The location is exceptional, placing residents alongside the Capital Crescent Trail and just a bike ride away from Rock Creek Park.”
He also commented on the condo building’s on-site amenities. “This includes a piano lounge, state-of-the-art fitness facility, meditation and yoga terrace,” he said. Floor plans for the Ritz-Carlton Residences are broken into four groups: The Park, The Lake Collection, The Chase Collection, and Lion and Crown.The Park units range from 1,107 to 1,346 square feet, with one bedroom, a study and two bathrooms; The Lake Collection, 1,344 to 1,565 square feet, with two bedrooms and up to three bathrooms; The Chase Collection, 1,756 to 1,930 square feet, with two bedrooms and up to three bathrooms; Lion and Crown, 1,980 to 2,202 square feet, with three-bedrooms and up to three bathrooms.Every condominium unit has private outdoor space and at least one assigned parking space. Penthouses have two parking spaces. Condo fees range from $1,295 to $2,575 a month and are attributed to costs that include “signature services such as a building manager, doorman, valet, porter service and a dedicated residential team that caters to the needs of Owners.”
The lead architect for Chevy Chase Lake is D.C.-based David M. Schwarz. Akseizer Design Group, based in Alexandria, Va., did the interior design for the Ritz-Carlton Residences.

Some customization is available, but there is a deadline, which looms larger as the project nears completion. “For homes put under contract prior to Labor Day,” Cook said, “purchasers can select from a collection of seven different design expressions from Akseizer, or can choose their own flooring stain, cabinet hardware, countertops, decorative pendant lighting, wall paint colors and bathroom fixture style.”

Schools: Rosemary Hills Elementary, North Chevy Chase Elementary, Silver Creek Middle and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
Transit: A Purple Line station is planned, although work on the light-rail line has been delayed. The Bethesda Metro station, on the Red Line, is about a mile and a half away. Chevy Chase Lake has easy access to Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway). There are bus stops on Connecticut Avenue and Jones Bridge Road.
Nearby: Rock Creek Park, downtown Bethesda and the Capital Crescent Trail are close.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences
8551 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. Tours of the sales gallery at 8401 Connecticut Ave., Suite 111, are available by appointment only.
Sixty-five condos are under construction; half of them have been sold. Prices range from $925,000 to more than $2,000,000, depending on options.
Developer: Bozzuto
Features: All the residences have private outdoor space and at least one assigned parking space. Units on the penthouse level have two parking spaces. Units have smart-home entry systems, Nest thermostats, white oak hardwood floors, high-speed WiFi connections and tray ceilings with cove lighting in the owner’s suite and dining areas. The kitchens have solid-wood cabinetry by Stevali, LED undercounter lighting, quartz countertops and backsplashes, and appliances by Bosch and Thermador. Owner’s suite bathrooms have marble floors and Kohler Kallista faucets and fixtures.
Bedrooms / bathrooms: 1 to 3 / 2 to 3
Square footage: 1,107 to 2,202
Condominium fees: $1,295 to $2,575 a month
ContactThe Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chevy Chase Sales Team, rcresidences@chevychaselake.com 301-264-8806

McWilliams|Ballard Announces Sales At Maddox In Northwest Washington Will Kick Off This Week

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, February 9, 2021

McWilliams Ballard is proud to announce Maddox, a new boutique condominium community, is set to launch sales this week.

Located along famed Georgia Avenue, Maddox features 18 modern condominium flats with one- and two-bedroom layouts, three penthouse homes have multi-level living, private roof decks and incredible views of DC.  Every residence hosts sleek interior finishes, large floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, Bosch appliances with gas cooking and ELFA closet systems. The community features a secure entry lobby, available private parking and storage.

“ We are so excited to start sales at Maddox. Because the development team started in custom single-family homes, every part of this boutique community has been meticulously engineered and designed to the highest of standards. On top of it all, Maddox’s location in the heart of Park View, just minutes to Howard University and the U Street Corridor, as well as everything that’s exciting in Petworth means there are incredible opportunities for entertainment, dining, and recreation just out the front door,” said Robert Cook, Vice President of McWilliams|Ballard.

The development of Maddox is led by partnerships between Clemens Builders, a local full-service construction and development firm, and Ventura Group, a custom home builder with experience throughout the Washington Metro Area.

McWilliams|Ballard, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the leading real estate sales and marketing firm specializing in the sales and marketing of new condominiums, townhomes and mixed-use communities. During its 25-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.


City Homes Takes Spacious, Multi-Story Living To The Next Level

As Featured by dcist | January 11th, 2021

City Homes, Grosvenor Americas’ new condominium building centrally located in Northeast D.C.’s Eckington neighborhood, seamlessly blends multi-story living with contemporary features and private outdoor spaces. This limited collection of 45 multi-story residences is anticipated to deliver in early Spring featuring distinct architecture and interior design elements across one-, two-, and three-bedroom offerings.

Situated just east of Bloomingdale, north of NoMa, and minutes from Union Market, City Homes stands at the center of urban convenience, providing easy access to restaurants, retailers, parks and transit. As part of JBG LCOR’s larger Quincy Lane Project, which upon completion, will contain four residential buildings and 80,000 square feet of curated retail, this new community will offer a truly unique combination of the comforts of home and the excitement of the city.

A unique property, City Homes exclusively offers two- and three-story condominiums providing multi-story living in the heart of the city. The ample space creates a separation between office, entertaining, and private bedroom retreats allowing for the home to serve more than one purpose. Work, family life, and gathering opportunities are able to happily coexist throughout these expansive floorplans.

Each of the 45 residences feature at least one natural, breathable outdoor space in the form of a private patio or balcony providing an inviting escape in the heart of the city. Fifth-floor units even include access to private roof deck terraces with sweeping views of the Washington monument and Basilica in select units. Airy floor plans invite residents to connect with nature from the inside out, with oversized eight-foot casement windows that bathe each home in natural light and maximize space utilization and functionality.

City Homes is a collaborative project between international property group, Grosvenor, and award-winning interior design firm, Cecconi Simone. With a track record of more than 340 years, Grosvenor is the name behind some of the world’s most recognizable addresses. For the boutique collection of residences at City Homes, Cecconi Simone’s thoughtful design balanced the industrial influences of Eckington’s past, including black fixtures and oversized factory-style windows, with bright, top-of-the-market finishes. The care with which this globally recognized team delivers City Homes is unmatched in the luxury space.

Choose between a variety of flexible floor plans and price points to select a space that not only meets but surpasses your every need, with pricing starting in the low $700s. Connect today with the sales team, McWilliams Ballard, to get a first look at City Homes: https://www.cityhomeseckington.com/

Kozo: An 8-Condo Salute To Japanese Minimalism

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.

Contact: Robert Cook at 202-792-0047 or LiveKozo.com.

Washington Post Steps Inside Pacifica

Condo Project Feels at Home Next to D.C. Historic District

By Audrey Hoffer

April 14, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. EDT

In the Dupont Circle area of Northwest Washington, a line runs down the middle of N Street marking the southern boundary of a D.C. historic district. Buildings on the north side of the street are protected by strict regulations governing demolition and exterior alterations. Those on the south side are not.

Pacifica, a newly built nine-unit condominium at 2122 N, between 21st and 22nd streets, is on the south side of the street. Nevertheless, J Street Cos. still had to satisfy local authorities and respond to angry neighborhood residents on its way to replacing a pair of aging rowhouses there with new construction.

“We explained that our intention was to create a structure much nicer than what existed,” said Bruce Baschuk, chairman of J Street. “The two townhouses weren’t attractive.”

The company turned to GTM Architects

“We were conscious of the appearance of the buildings across the street and the uniformity of the rowhouses,” said Molly Heffner, an associate at GTM. “We wanted to design a building that spoke to the historic fabric of the neighborhood.”

Wide bay windows facing N Street match those in nearby houses. At the same time, the window panes are arranged in a grid of modern slender, black metal frames. Other design elements strike a similar balance. “We designed a large cornice [decorative molding around the roofline] to make the building’s presence felt, while still allowing it to blend seamlessly with the rest of the street,” Heffner said.

Baschuk said the building had won over the opposition. “At the end of the project, the most vocal, negative individuals came up to me one-by-one to say they like it,” he said.

He also expressed confidence that the building will look good for a long time. “I told the [Advisory Neighborhood Commission] I anticipate in 30 to 40 years, they’ll designate this building because it will be worthy of historic protection,” he said. “ ‘You won’t want to tear it down,’ I predicted.”

On the inside, the model unit showcases a mix of finishes and design elements intended to make condo living feel like a single-family experience. “While many contemporary finishes were used and open concept living-dining-kitchen areas were created to appeal to today’s condo buyers,” Heffner said, “we also wanted the units to feel like single-family residences. We used a lot of trim work, with crown moldings and cased openings [framed openings without doors] to convey a sense of space and room designation.”

The entry to Unit 5 opens to a little hallway. The smaller of the two bedrooms is on one side and the master bedroom is on the left. An en suite bathroom is reached through one of two walk-in closets in the master bedroom suite.

own the hallway, the unit has another bathroom, a laundry closet and a double-door coat closet. Beyond the hallway is the open plan living space, facing N Street. The L-shaped kitchen faces the living room, and the dining room is around the corner. The living room has a stone-tile gas fireplace, which is standard in all units.

Off the dining room, there is a den with a double glass door. The space is suitable for a guest room, a nursery, a home office, a TV lounge or a dining-room extension for a large dinner party.

Nearby: The neighborhood has many restaurants and bars. There are grocery stores, drugstores, banks, liquor stores, shoe stores and museums. Inside the traffic circle, Dupont Circle has a park with a fountain that is surrounded by a wide walkway, benches, grass and trees.

Schools: Elementary and middle, School Without Walls; high, Cardozo Education Campus.

Transit: Dupont Circle is the heart of walkable Northwest Washington. Sidewalks are wide. Street parking for residents and visitors is plentiful. Bike lanes are pretty common. Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red line is two blocks from Pacifica to the north and the Farragut North Metro station, also on the Red line, is a few blocks in the other direction. Many major traffic corridors — including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut avenues — pass through the circle or run nearby.


2122 N St. NW, Washington

There are nine condominium units in the building. Three are sold. Six are for sale at prices ranging from $995,000 to $2.4 million.

Builder: J Street Cos.

Features: Each unit has a secure parking space. The units have nine-foot-high coffered ceilings and abundant closet space. Kitchens are outfitted with Viking appliances, including a 36-inch refrigerator, a 30-inch gas stove with a hood and a microwave drawer in the island. Counters and backsplash are Calacatta Vagli marble. Custom cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms have a glossy white lacquer finish, and faucets are by Waterworks. Bathroom floors and shower walls have Porcelanosa tiles. Kallista made the bathtubs and fixtures.

Bedrooms/bathrooms: 1 to 3 / 2 to 4

Square footage: 1,200 to 2,100

Condominium association fee: About 60 cents per foot

View model: By appointment.

Contact: 202-350-2802 or thepacificalivingdc.com

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