PACE Award Level: Judge's Choice
Embrace all levels of living at 220 Twentieth Street. From the direct underground Metro connection to the monumental rooftop skyline views, these ultra-chic high-rise residences integrate Crystal City living with the lofty world both above and below. In 2009, developers transformed a vacant, obsolete office building to a towering symbol of the future anchored in the heart of Crystal Drive. That dream has since become reality, and today, 220 Twentieth Street's 265 award-winning units are known for blending elements of nature with modern technologies and eco-friendly design. This unparalleled apartment community is designed to benefit both residents and the environment, all while achieving a breathtaking level of sophistication. Step out onto Crystal Drive, where retail, culture and cuisine emanate a lively urban energy right outside of your front door. Or stay in, where natural light spills in through floor-to-ceiling windows in every studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment. Top it off with a fabulous rooftop pool and sweeping DC views. With eco-friendly touches and pristine finishes, the award-winning living spaces are just as stylish as they are functional.
220 Twentieth Street’s award-winning living spaces are just as stylish as they are functional. Features include floor-to-ceiling windows and MechoShade transparent blinds offering privacy when needed but without blocking out light, a full-sized washer and dryer, kitchens with elegant espresso-finish cabinetry, brushed nickel hardware, granite countertops and backsplashes, GE Profile stainless steel appliances and ceramic flooring, en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, bathrooms with granite countertops and backsplashes, stone tile floors, Kohler fixtures and spa-inspired soaking tubs.
Each residence integrates eco-conscious LEED Silver certified design with luxury finishes for a true blend of clean, green living with elegant aesthetics. Features include Energy Star appliances and water efficient fixtures, low-emitting VOC, eco-friendly paints, carpets and adhesives, an air-filtration management system that leverages fresh outside air to enhance indoor air quality, a green cleaning program for staff, bike racks, storage and repair station, priority parking for Hybrid car owners, and Zipcar access. The community is also non-smoking. The penthouse residences on floors 18 and 19 showcase the best views of Washington DC with up to 12' ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, espresso-finished kitchen and bath cabinetry, custom paint options, real wood flooring, brushed aluminum hardware, Kashmir white granite countertops and backsplashes and stainless steel Electrolux appliances.
A rooftop pool and terrace with seating and lounge areas, a bar and grilling stations offer views of the Washington, DC skyline. The newly renovated state-of-the-art fitness center is equipped with cardio and weight training machines and has a separate area for yoga and personal training activities. Residents can host or attend events in the penthouse level lounge, the Crescent Room, where there is a kitchen and bar, floating glass wall opening onto the pool and sundeck, lounge furniture and sweeping views of DC.
The community’s business center is available 24/7 with computers and workstations, Wi-Fi, cozy seating and a conference area for teleworking. Furry residents benefit from pet-friendly partnerships with local businesses and enjoy their own private, outdoor dog park, the Bark Park, which hosts frequent Yappy Hours. A 24-hour concierge is available to residents as well as an automated Package Concierge system and on-demand dry cleaning services by Pressbox.