The Lauren Residences in Bethesda, Maryland is raising the bar on amenities — the wine bar that is. The luxury residential condominium will boast its own Master Sommelier, Jarad Slipp, who is one of only 229 professionals worldwide to have received the illustrious title. The sommelier in residence will offer one-on-one consultations, quarterly tastings and workshops in the elegantly styled wine lounge. Residents will also receive their own private wine locker and a year-long membership to the Ambassadors Program at RdV Vineyards — making it easy to enjoy a glass or three (for the health benefits, of course).
The Lauren Residences’ 7,300 square foot penthouse is its grand cru, and the most expensive condo listing to hit the Bethesda market. The $10.5 million suite features three and a half bedrooms and four and a half bedrooms. The space is distinguished by a direct access elevator, maid’s room, master study, wine room, wet bar, butler pantry, gas fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets, formal and informal living and dining rooms, numerous balconies and a grand terrace. Plus, with the guidance of a sommelier, the owners’ newfound knowledge of wine will be almost as impressive as the penthouse itself.
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Development: The Lauren Residences
Developer: 1788 Holdings
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