Comparing Bethesda with the famed Manhattan stretch is exactly that—a stretch—but there’s no harm in trying to bring a bit of ritz to the neighborhood.
The 12-story, full-service condominium complex provides high-end amenities in-house and convenient services below—it sits atop one floor of retail space slated to include a spa, cleaners, salon, and bank. A grocery is across the street.
Just three blocks from the Bethesda (Red Line) Metro stop, Lionsgate is accessible yet centrally located downtown, where much is walkable and an urban feel persists.
The location, coupled with spacious floor plans and luxury finishes, helps push the starting price to nearly $750,000. Units feature stainless-steel appliances, hardwood floors, wood cabinetry, granite countertops, and bay windows. Units with balconies overlooking Woodmont Avenue or Old Georgetown Road are available.
Sales manager Vanessa Massaro says the building was constructed in a Beaux Arts architectural style while incorporating modern amenities. When it comes to appeal, she places particular emphasis on the building’s surroundings.
“It’s the best location in Bethesda,” she says.
Move-in began in May, but units are still available.
What: Lionsgate in Downtown Bethesda
Where: Woodmont Ave. and Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda
Number of units: 158; 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom + den, 2-bedroom, 2-bedroom + den, and 3-bedroom condos.
Pricing: From $746,000 to slightly more than $2 million.
On Sale? Yes. The 1-bedroom units are taken, but only 65 percent of all units are sold.
Amenities: Complimentary valet, 24-hour concierge, uniformed doormen, fitness center, party room and rooftop terrace.
Closest Metro: Bethesda