Penn Quarter

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo at the Residences at CityCenter, located at 920 I Street NW #604, Washington, DC 20005 in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood.  This unit features 1 BR / 1.5 BA / 905 SF.  It closed on January 16, 2014 for $617,000 / $682 SF.

This brand new unit featured modern European finishes including Molteni Cabinets and closets, Grohe Faucets, Bosch and Miele Appliances. Building amenities at the Residences at CityCenter include 24-hour security, concierge, fitness center, yoga studio, resident lounge and a guest suite in a location just three blocks from the Metro.

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Home builders, architects and developers are taking pet-friendly luxury design to a new level as they try to please a growing number of residents and future buyers who scout new condos and single-family homes with their dogs and cats in mind.

With their family pets’ comforts a priority and logistical challenges like doggie-doors, yard space and pet washing stations, many future buyers are considering where to live based in part on ease and conveniences for their four-legged family members.  Some are looking at special pet built-ins and cabinetry in rooms that their pet may live in to make sure it blends in with the home as well as doggy-eating and dressing stations.

Pet ownership is at an all-time high, in part as a result of Americans delaying marriage

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A new trend is starting to take shape as multifamily housing spurs high demand: many office property owners are renovating old office buildings into residences that appeal to folks who want to live in the city.  It’s a trend being seen in many metro areas around the U. S.   Many young urban professionals prefer to live in cities to be near their jobs as well as enjoy urban cultural amenities and a vibrant nightlife. 

The demographics point to very strong multifamily properties: growth in single-family heads of households; unrelated people living together as a result of the recent housing downturn and high unemployment rates; and baby boomers downsizing to apartments.  The key factor driving the conversion of office buildings to residential condos is

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On the site of DC’s former Convention Center, CityCenter brings the sophistication of modern city living to the heart of downtown DC in a nearly $1 billion mixed-use project near the White House.  The downtown development, upon completion, will offer a pedestrian-friendly living/shopping/office complex in the middle of DC’s commercial, cultural, arts, and entertainment center.  Located within a couple of blocks of 2 popular Metro stations (Metro Center and Gallery Place) and the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Phase I of this development includes 2 condominium buildings, 2 apartment buildings and 2 office buildings with retail stores on the street level as well as an underground parking garage for residents.

Expected to fully open on February

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Courtesy of Washington Business Journal

Five other major cities in the U.S. have worse traffic congestion problems than DC, according to navigation maker TomTom, but that’s not much comfort for DC drivers stuck in traffic commuting to and from work on a daily basis.  DC ranks #6—same as last year-- in TomTom’s Traffic Index study.  Los Angeles continues to hold the same spot as the past 6 years, coming in at #1.  The Top 5 worst traffic rankings are: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle and San Jose.  The least congested metro area? Phoenix.

Washington drivers average 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.  In the nation’s most congested cities, drivers face peak hour

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the seller of a condo at the Clara Barton, located at 616 E Street #819 Washington, DC 20004 in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood.  This residence which features 1 BR / 1 BA / 805 SF / sold on September 1, 2013 for $471,000 / $585 SF.

The Clara Barton offers an extensive roster of building amenities including 24/7 concierge, rooftop pool, fitness center, rooftop pool, movie theatre, business center and a peaceful courtyard.  Located on E Street NW between 6th and 7th, the Clara Barton is surrounded by great dining and entertainment venues and just steps from multiple Metro Stations.

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo at the Lafayette, located at 631 D Street #1231 Washington, DC 20004 in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood.  This residence which features 1 BR / 1 BA / 810 SF / sold on August 2nd, 2013 for $449,000 / $554 SF.



The Lafayette offers a desirable list of building amenities including 24/7 concierge, fitness center, rooftop pool, media room, club room, business center and conference room.  Located on D Street NW between 6th and 7th, the Lafayette is surrounded by great dining and entertainment venues and just steps from multiple Metro Stations.

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DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a condo located at 400 Massachusetts Avenue #1005 Washington, DC 20001 in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood.  This 10th floor condo features 1 BR / 1 BA / 850 SF and sold on July 19th, 2013 for $410,000 / $482 SF.

400 Mass Ave is a 13-story, 256-unit condo development that was delivered in 2005.  The building features a 24 x 7 front desk, fitness center, roof-top pool and deck.  All the action including of the Penn Quarter is just steps from 400 Mass Ave.

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The Penn Quarter section of northwest DC is an urban chic location, allowing ease to walk to work; convenient access to Metro; hip restaurants and clubs; shopping; and museums.

The Clara Barton’s location at E Street NW and 6th Street in the Penn Quarter is one of the best and most convenient locations in Washington, DC.  The building offers an extensive list of amenities, including a pool with roof-top deck to enjoy panoramic views of DC; a fitness center; a cinema; a business center; and a staffed front desk.  The Clara Barton is one of the larger condo projects in the city, a 273-unit condominium attached to the Lafayette Condos, which is the other half of the building (but a separate condo association).  Between the two buildings is a large

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As the Residences at CityCenter construction continues to progress, it now easy to visualize the stunning views from the now in place balconies at this development.  With retail on the ground floor along H and 9th Streets, residents relaxing in their balconies above will enjoy a dynamic view of the streetscape down below.

Our team is very excited about this transforming development and are pleased that several clients that have toured the model center have decided to make the Residences at CityCenter their new home.  Key drivers for our clients making the decision to move forward have been the high quality of the unit finishes, the convenience of the location and all the exciting dining, entertainment and retail venues that have committed to the

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