The Darcy in downtown Bethesda was built in 2015 at 7171 Woodmont Ave. This building is perfect for people downsizing from Potomac and other Montgomery County suburbs and looking for a luxury building in downtown Bethesda, close to the Metro, shops and restaurants.
Why Choose the Darcy in Downtown Bethesda
The Darcy built in 2015 has all the style and upgrades of a newer condo building with high end appliances and cabinetry, big windows and luxurious bathrooms. The Darcy in downtown Bethesda is perfect for people who want soft urban, seeking a small town city close to a major urban city. If you want a luxury building, then you should consider The Darcy as well as the Somerset, the Adagio, the Stonehall, Lionsgate, or newer buildings like the Lauren, the Cheval, The Ritz Carleton in Chevy Chase, or Quarry Springs. With only 88 units, the Darcy at 7171 Woodmont Avenue is small enough to know your neighbors. The Darcy has a variety of floorplans and views of downtown Bethesda from your terrace or balcony. However, your selection depends on what is available at any given time. Does the Darcy sounds like someplace you would like to live? Then please give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577 and lets start looking!
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All About the Darcy
The Darcy at 7171 Woodmont Ave Bethesda was built by PN Hoffman and Stonebridge Carras. Other projects that PN Hoffman and Stonebridge Carras has built include Chevy Chase Point, Chevy Chase Center, the Edgemoor Condominium, and Two Bethesda Metro Center.
Monty Hoffman, chief executive of PN Hoffman, called the location “the corner of Main and Main.” Shops, restaurants, movie theaters and entertainment venues surround the Darcy and its neighboring high-rise apartment building, the Flats. Restaurants and shops opened on the ground floor in each building, adding to choices in an abundant retail scene. Pottery Barn, Paul, and Chop’t are all across the street. Sadly, Passion Fish, the restaurant on the street level of the Darcy, closed as a result of COVID. A medical clinic is taking its place, an apt addition to downtown Bethesda in these COVID days.
“The Darcy is in the heart of everything great about Bethesda, but we’ve designed it to be a retreat, too, with a private clubroom,” Hoffman says. “We placed the lobby entrance away from the intersection so it’s more private and quiet.”
The Darcy is named for the founder of the downtown Bethesda business district – William E. Darcy. In 1862, this shopkeeper and farmer opened the first general store in the area, at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenues. He was also postmaster of the area that was known as Darcy PO until Bethesda was established in 1871.
Near the Darcy in Downtown Bethesda
Everything that you want or need is right outside your door. If you would rather get in a run or a long bike ride, the Capital Crescent Trail literally is right outside your door. Since this is Bethesda, you know that all the restaurants and movie theaters and shops of downtown Bethesda are just outside the door!
Everything you need is nearby from grocery stores to fine shops, good restaurants, movie theaters and commuter routes around the city – but at the Darcy, you have great shops and restaurants on the ground floor of your building! The Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids are there to decorate your new home. Target just opened two blocks away!
Mon Ami Gabi, True Food, Paul, Silver and Chop’t are all right there. Besides the restaurants downstairs, there are great restaurants nearby like Moby Dick’s on Wisconsin Avenue or Fong Lin just few blocks away. Reservations with Open Table will be on speed dial!
If you like to cook, you will never lack for supplies. The Safeway on Bradley Boulevard is just down the street at the corner of Arlington Road and Bradley. Trader Joe’s is two blocks away on Wisconsin Avenue, and the Giant is three blocks away on Arlington and Bethesda Avenue. Harris Teeter is open in Bethesda just south of NIH and Walter Reed. Small shops abound too! There are a fish market, a great pastry and bakery, and a wonderful wine store on Bethesda Avenue.
Sales at the Darcy
Since there are only 88 units at the Darcy, there will only be a few properties available at any given time – if at all. To see what is available now and what is pending, just click here.
Two units sold in the second half of 2021 at the Darcy in downtown Bethesda. One was a 2309 square foot condo with three bedrooms, two and a half baths and a condo fee of $2170. It sold for $ 1875000 in July 2021. The other that sold was a 2090 square foot two bedroom two bath unit with a condo fee of $2010.73. It sold in July 2021 also.
By late summer 2022, four units had sold at the Darcy. The most expensive one to sell was Unit 506, a two bedroom, two and a half bath unit with 2361 square feet. It originally listed for $1,643,000 and sold for $1,580,000 with a price per square foot of $669.21. Other units sold for $625,000 for a one bedroom, one bath, $670,000 for a small two bedroom, two bath (883 square feet) and $840,000 for a two bedroom, two bath unit with 1140 square feet.
Amenities at the Darcy
The Darcy features a 24 hour front desk attendant, club/party room with a kitchen area, fitness center, game room, extra storage and on site management. The condo fee includes common area maintenance, parking fee, management, insurance, reserve funds, trash removal, security, insurance and exterior maintenance.
The Darcy in downtown Bethesda is pet friendly and it is so much fun to walk your pet in Bethesda and grab a drink at Silver with Fido!
Schools for the Darcy
The Darcy at 7171 Woodmont Avenue is located in the Bethesda Elementary, Westland Middle School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School school cluster. There are approximately 2,000 students enrolled at B-CC. Students come from more than 55 countries. Approximately 75 percent of students go on to attend a four-year college; 20 percent attend a two-year college.
B-CC has been participating in the International Baccalaureate Program since 1996. The program provides students a liberal arts, interdisciplinary education leading to a diploma recognized throughout the world. Instead of pursuing a full IB diploma, students at B-CC may choose to take one or more IB courses (except Theory of Knowledge) and obtain a certificate for the successful completion of the requirements for each course (more on B-CC’s IB program).
Nearby private schools include Georgetown Prep, Stone Ridge, Alef Bet Montessori, the French International School and Holy Child.
To find out more about the local schools, just click here to see a full school report!
Looking for a New Home?
Call the Lise Howe Group and let us help you find your next home at the Darcy or anywhere else in the DC metro area. Whether you are moving across the country and relocating to Bethesda or Chevy Chase, or if you are simply trying to find a perfect place to call home, we can help you. With a combined 35 years of real estate experience, we are very familiar with the entire DC metro area. Whether you dream of an estate in Potomac or a condo in Dupont, we can help! To see all the homes for sale at the Darcy in downtown Bethesda right now, just click here. If you want to see other luxury condos in downtown Bethesda, you can start your search right here.
The Darcy is a medium sized building in comparison to the other luxury buildings in Bethesda. Smaller buildings include the Hampden and the Edgemoor at Arlington. If you are looking for a luxury building in Bethesda you might consider Somerset, the Adagio, the Stonehall, Lionsgate, or newer buildings like the Lauren, the Cheval, The Ritz Carleton in Chevy Chase, Quarry Springs or the Hampden.
Value of Your Condo at the Darcy
There are a number of sites on the internet that will give you ‘estimates’ for what your home will sell for. These sites use public records and usually some kind of algorithm to try to produce a value for your home. These sites also publicly state their ‘error rates’. That means they aren’t correct, they are simply an estimate based on incomplete date.
We would love to do a free comparitive market analysis of your home or condo on Capitol Hill and let you know what could expect to get in today’s market if you are considering selling. Our valuation is based on up to the day data for homes that have recently sold in the area. Our valuation is not based on a formula that relies on public records which can take months to update. Please visit my website in order to get your free property evaluation for your metro DC home or condo.
I have been a realtor for over 33 years, specializing in helping buyers and sellers with all their Bethesda and Northwest Washington real estate needs. In addition to being a realtor with many years experience in all kinds of markets – the good, the bad and the ugly, I also am an attorney admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia. While I no longer practice as such, I think that my years of experience as a lawyer also work to the advantage of my clients.
In addition to a deep knowledge of the market and the ins and outs of the real estate transaction, I bring to my sellers a real commitment to technology in general and its absolute necessity in marketing properties. My buyer clients also benefit from my technology skills because I am constantly searching all the hidden corners of the real estate market looking for that perfect home for them.
If you want an agent who always puts your interests first, then you should call me and set up a time for a cup of coffee, a little pastry and a lot of conversation. Let me show you Howe Real Estate Should Be. You can reach me at 240-401-5577 or email@example.com. Looking forward to talking with you!