Adams House Condominiums - Arlington, VA

Located at 2016 N. Adams Street in Arlington, Virginia is the venerable Adams House. This 65-unit condominium building was completed in 1959 and offers a throwback modernist white brick presence in the midst of newer urban construction. Units don't come on the market often here and they sell quickly when they do. The condos are located just south of the I-66 interstate (Curtis Memorial Parkway), providing a quick path over the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge into Washington DC,

There's not really a wide range in terms of size at the Adams House condominiums. Studio condos are 552 square feet and the largest two-bedroom units are 957 square feet. What they lack in size they make up for in style and terrific layouts. The studio units seem surprisingly roomy with nice-sized separate kitchens and some of the two-bedroom units still have Murphy beds, allowing one room to be used for den or office space. List prices typically run between $199,500 and $300,000.

Among amenities offered at the Adams House are a gym, a rooftop deck and the ubiquitous condo standard, the Party Room. This mid-century contemporary building with its cubist lines and wide windows conjures up images from an episode of TV's 'Mad Men” - imagine the holiday get-togethers with party hats and martinis. For those wanting to venture outside, Starbucks and the Java Shack are within walking distances, as is Whole Foods and popular eateries such as TNR Cafe and Adams Corner.

The Adams House condominiums are in the North Highland neighborhood, near to the Rosslyn, Columbia Village and Clarendon-Courthouse communities. It's a fairly urbanized area without a lot of green space in the immediate neighborhood, although Rosslyn Highlands Park and the large Lady Bird Johnson Memorial Park are fairly close. For those not wanting to hop onto the I-66, the Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro stations are within easy walking distance.