The Oronoco Flats - Arlington, VA

Without a doubt, the most talked about condominium development in Alexandria, Virginia in recent years has been the Oronoco. Overlooking the Potomac River in Old Town, this thoroughly modern adaptive reuse project began with the former Sheet Workers International office building, and then stripped it to its bare structural bones. Developed by the prolific EYA developer and designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, the complex was delivered to the public in 2014.

Located at both 601 Fairfax Street North and 119 Oronoco Street in Old Town’s 22314 zip code area, this impressive condo community was designed in a stacked approach that terraces down from five stories at the highest point all the way to one level. There are 60 luxury condos with some eye-popping prices—condos for sale have been listing between $975,000 and $4 million. But you get plenty of room—these modern one-story waterfront city homes range from 1600 to 3500 square feet!

These super modern flats are the ultimate in clean contemporary style, with soaring ceilings and five-inch wide-plank hardwood floors. The open designs include two-to-three bedrooms plus family room and den, with expansive glass window walls. The luxuriously long kitchens are open on three sides and feature quartz counters and dining bars, plus custom cabinets and chef’s grade Wolf, Sub Zero and Bosch appliances. Each residence also comes with two garage parking spaces, as well as terraces and/or balconies. Plus, penthouses have roof decks that can stretch to over a thousand square feet.

There is also no shortage to the common amenities at the Oronoco. It starts with an impressive lobby with twenty-four hour security and an accommodating concierge service. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool, a clubhouse and an outdoor kitchen that is open for three seasons of entertaining. Plus, there is a fitness center, yoga studio, kids play room, meeting rooms for business conferences and even a dog-washing station!

Stepping outside the complex, residents will find themselves just a stone’s throw from the water, with only a slim portion of the Oronoco Bay Park between the residences and the river’s west bank. A charming walking path leads to floating wooden docks and waterfront attractions like the Torpedo Factory Art Center. And then there’s all the other Old Town amenities, including a staggering number of nearby shops, bars and restaurants. Also, the King Street Metro Station is within easy walking distance.