Real Estate

Buyers Waited Overnight for These West End Condos. Here’s What They Look Like.

A living room inside the Westlight condos. Photos by Greg Powers, courtesy of EastBanc.

Remember the condos in the West End that professional line-standers hired by real-estate agents queued up for at the crack of dawn? Some even spent the night outside in November to get first dibs on the initial 20 units that were released for pre-sale.

Well, now we actually know what they were buying.

Back then, buyers were committing to condos sight unseen, since the building—the Westlight—was still a total construction zone. Much of it remains under construction, but there is a finished model unit that developer EastBanc can now show off.

The building’s sales director Mei Mei Venners says 30 of the 71 condos are still available—priced from $1,385,000 to $4.5 million— and  they will soon be released for sale. She says she expects the building to be ready for move-ins in October.

The 2,249-square-foot model unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a den. It is under contract for $2,335,000.

Braunohler Design Associates and Josh Hildreth Interiors designed the model unit. Here’s a look at the dining room and kitchen.
The guest bedroom looks onto a green roof.
The living room, with the den visible in the background.
This master bathroom is from another, similar unit. (The master bath in the model was not photographed.)
Master bedroom.
A rendering of the building’s exterior, courtesy of EastBanc. The building was designed by Ten Arquitectos.
Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.