Penn Quarter

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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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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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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo located at the Clara Barton in DC's Pen Quarter neighborhood.  Donna's client purchased unit #855 which featured 2 BR / 2.5 BA /  1,159 SF configured in a 2-level floor plan.  The unit sold on January 3rd 2013 for $560,000 /  $483 SF.

Clara Barton's location at E Street NW and 6th Street in the Penn Quarter offers one of the best  and most convenient locations in Washington, DC.  The building offers an extensive roster of amenities including a roof-top pool, cinema and fitness center.

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The highly anticipated Residences at CityCenter condo development has launched its sales campaign.  This 216-unit project located in the Penn Quarter on the site of the former convention center and more recently the the Bolt and Megabus depot is the hottest and most exciting condo development to hit the District since Union Row delivered in 2007.

The Residences at CityCenter offer a plethora of high-end finishes including:

  • Molteni Cabinetry
  • Miele, Bosch, Thermador and Liebherr appliances
  • Molteni Closet Systems
  • Northern European white oak flooring
  • Double vanity sinks
  • Custom built-in studios
  • Landscaped terraces with Cumaru decking
  • Solar shade system
There are a variety of floor plans available at the Residences at CityCenter in the…
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For anyone looking to live in the ultimate urban location, the Penn Quarter tops the charts of DC urban neighborhoods. From walking to work….to easy Metro access…..countless restaurants and clubs……Penn Quarter is a dynamic place to call home.

The Penn Quarter is home to several newer upscale developments and the Clara Barton combines chic finishes, extensive amenities and a premier location.  The Clara Barton was originally envisioned as a luxury apartment building but was delivered instead in 2004 as a condo development.  Clara Barton owners benefited from this change as the original set of luxury rental amenities, not typically available for this type of building, were delivered with the project.  These amenities include a rooftop deck and pool,

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