1788 Holdings Opens New Luxury Condominium, The Lauren, in Bethesda

Developer Eyed Premium Downtown Location for Unique Project

ROCKVILLE, MD (July 1, 2016) – Construction is complete on a new luxury condominium property in Bethesda, The Lauren. The 40-unit building, located on Woodmont Avenue, sits on a lot previously occupied by two small homes and an apartment building. The developer, D.C.-based 1788 Holdings, was looking to make a distinct impression in this community.

“We are creating a very luxury, high-end design here and trying to set a new standard for the area,” says John Fitzgerald, managing director of development at 1788 Holdings. He added, “A lot of the condos in this area are high-quality, but still your typical condo. We want that New York City, LA, Miami kind of flair that’s not just high-end but luxury high-end.”

HiRise Windows installed projected windows, horizontal sliding windows, sliding doors, terrace doors, and curtain walls throughout the building. HiRise also designed and installed a savoy art glass curtain wall above the building entry and Joel Berman glass in a wine lounge, one of the property’s distinct amenities. All glass and glazing work was designed, installed and executed by the HiRise team. HiRise supported Davis Construction, the General Contractor on the project.

 The project, with construction costs in excess of $35 million, includes a number of additional distinct amenities, including a screening room for residents, as well as a rooftop terrace that features a gourmet outdoor kitchen, plasma screens, and living green walls. Select units have private rooftop terraces. Every unit features nine or 10-foot ceilings, vented fireplaces and wine cellars, as well as Italian calacatta marble finishes, sub-zero appliances and designer cabinetry. Each unit features expansive layouts and a choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans. On the building exterior, the project’s façade uses a stone panel system to mimic a European aesthetic.

About HiRise Windows
Founded in 2004, HiRise Windows is a leading window and door replacement firm with a portfolio of high-profile commercial and residential projects throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. Projects range from new construction to renovation for condominium and apartment complexes, as well as historic and commercial properties.