CityCenterDC: A Sneak Peek!

It’s finally open! The streets that have been closed for a decade are open again. The renderings are becoming reality. And at a huge party tonight, which included most of the names and faces you see on the social pages, we got a peek into CityCenterDC‘s new apartments, which just started leasing this past fall.

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There are over 450 apartments, from studio to 3-bedroom, which rent between $2,200 and $7,500 per month. (There are 216 condos as well, but this evening was all about the apartments.)

Here are some images from the inside:

The street views from the second-floor lobby. Very Gotham-minimalist, wouldn't you say?

The street views from the second-floor lobby. Very Gotham-minimalist, wouldn’t you say, with a hint of Abbey Road!

From the other side...

From the other side…

White and shiny. That's my takeaway from tonight.

White and shiny. That’s my takeaway from tonight.

Getting off the elevator, on the way to the model apartment.

Getting off the elevator, on the way to the model apartment.

Each door is illuminated by a panel of light.

Each door is illuminated by a panel of light.

The living room of this two-bedroom apartment, which rents for about $4,600 per month. Nice view, eh?

The living room of this two-bedroom apartment, which rents for about $4,600 per month. Nice view, eh?

It's almost like you'd be dining in the middle of the street—this is NOT the DC I grew up in!

It’s almost like you’d be dining in the middle of the street—this is NOT the DC I grew up in!

Everything seems to float in this kitchen.

Everything seems to float in this kitchen.

The master bedroom.

The master bedroom.

The spare bedroom. These rooms are tiny, but with the view, your attention is outward, not in...

The spare bedroom. These rooms are tiny, but with the view, your attention is outward, not in…

And can we talk about how close CityCenter is to, well, EVERYTHING? Including Fabio Trabocchi's new Casa Luna, which catered the event.

And can we talk about how close CityCenter is to, well, EVERYTHING? Including Fabio Trabocchi’s new Casa Luna, which catered the event.

My husband and I just finished sharing these cookies, mmmm

My husband and I just finished sharing these cookies, mmmm

On your way out, you can't help but notice the illuminated wall of bamboo on the street-level lobby.

On your way out, you can’t help but notice the illuminated wall of bamboo on the street-level lobby.

How COOL are these stairs? A calming retreat from the city outside.

How COOL are these stairs? A calming retreat from the city outside.

CityCenter occupies 10 acres bounded by New York Avenue, H Street, 9th and 11th streets NW. Besides its residential component, there’s over 500,000 square feet of office space, nearly 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, and a 1.5-acre public plaza and park. CityCenter’s managing director, Howard Riker, told me tonight that he’s been working on this since about 2001. A long time coming! Welcome to the new Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. I’m still struggling to understand why this is being called “CityCenter”. Actually, I think I understand WHY they are calling it that. I don’t understand why it is being accepted as that. (Of course, maybe it is not.) The only map I can find that even resembles this location being in the middle of the city of DC is the one the sales and leasing office have on their wall. Most maps indicate this location is very far east and very far south. (At least from anything most people would want to go.)