March 2013

Found 11 blog entries for March 2013.


DC's loft movement started in Adams Morgan with true conversion lofts in obsolete industrial buildings.  These true industrial lofts coupled with several purpose-built loft developments constructed in the last decade make for an exciting loft scene in Adams Morgan.

The 2300 block of Champlain Street in Adams Morgan is home to several exciting loft developments including Adams Row, Gramercy Lofts and the Lofts at Adams Morgan.  Another popular Adams Morgan loft development is 1700 Kalorama Lofts located on Kalorama Road.

Currently, there are several dramatic Adams Morgan loft units on the market including 1700 Kalorama Road #309, a 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,450 SF loft listed by TTR Sotheby's International Realty for $768,500 and 2328 Champlain Street #101, a 3 BR /

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The DC Condo Boutique is pleased to announce that team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo at the Atlas in DC's West End Neighborhood.  Located at 1111 25th Street NW #910, this unit featured 1 BR / 1 BA / 735 SF of living space.  This light-filled upper floor unit sold for $460,000 / $626 SF and closed and March 20th 2013.

Amenities at the Atlas include a fitness center, e-lounge, reception room and a concierge.  The Atlas offers a convenient location with close access to Georgetown, GWU, Trader Joe's, Downtown and the Foggy Bottom Metro Station.

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1830 18th St #1 NW Washington, DC 20009
Washingtonians desiring a zestful urban living experience are drawn to the U Street Corridor, a dynamic centrally located community.  With some of the District's most popular ethnic restaurants, most happening nightclubs and an array of unique merchants, the U Street Corridor is a diverse and lively neighborhood.

The U Street Corridor is one of DC's neighborhoods with borders that tend to meander depending on who is defining them.  Here at DC Condo Boutique, we use the U Street Corridor boundaries defined by Wikipedia as Florida Avenue to the north and east, New Hampshire Avenue to the west, 6th Street to the east and R Street to the south.

Housing options in the U Street Corridor run the gamete from hip newer condo developments like the Beauregard,

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The most expensive condo to sell in the District during February 2013 was in Kalorama at Kalorama Square located at 1817 Kalorama Square NW #9 Washington, DC 20008.  This 4 BR / 7 BA / 3,600 SF condo includes two parking spaces.  The selling price was $2.0M / $556 SF, which was 93% of the asking price.

Congratulations to selling Realtor Jeanne Livingston of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. for closing the most expensive condo sale in the District in February 2013.


Honorable mention for the second most expensive DC condo sold in February 2013 was also in Kalorama at 2101 Connecticut located at 2101 Connecticut Avenue NW #83, Washington, DC 20008.  This 3 BR / 3 BA co-op includes one parking space.  The selling price was $1.95M which was 100% of asking

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The DC Condo Boutique is please to announce that team member Donna Mank assisted a buyer of a new condo at the 751 P development in DC's Shaw neighborhood.  751 P is a Capitol City Real Estate project featuring 12 condo units in a structure designed to look like six traditional DC row houses.  This new development is located in Shaw at the corner of P Street and 8th Street.

Donna Mank represented the buyer of unit #4 which featured 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,167 SF and closed on March 15th 2013 for $609,900 / $523 SF.  Donna assisted her client throughout the entire new construction process from the initial showing to the closing.  The DC Condo Boutique team specializes in helping buyers compare and contrast the various new construction offerings available in the

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo at the Ashley in DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood.  The unit located at 2038 18th Street #202 featured 2 BR / 1.5 BA /  1,200 SF and a hard to find fireplace.  This condo at the Ashley sold on March 12th 2013 for $525,000 /  $438 SF.

The Ashley is located at the corner of 18th Street and Florida Avenue and offers walking access to both the Dupont Circle and U Street Metro Stations.

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A question to ponder when selling your upscale home or luxury condo….do the words in the property description make a difference in attracting buyers and maximizing your return?

According to an article published by Business Insider titled 10 Phrases That Are Found In The Most Expensive Home Listings, the words you or your Realtor chooses for the property description can be extremely important for the transaction.  This certainly makes sense as a prospective buyer typically spends a few seconds scanning the property description and looking at a couple of pictures for a particular listing.  If the pictures are poor quality or the prose is uninspiring most buyers will just move on to the next listing.

Business Insider cites a Trulia study on the words to used

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a town home  located at 2118 S Street NW in DC's Kalorama neighborhood.  This end-unit town home featured 4 BR / 3.5 BA / 1,960 SF, a private walled garden and an attached garage.  This Kalorama home sold on March 8th 2013 for $1.705M / $870 SF.

This location on S Street in Kalorama offers convenient access to many vantage points throughout the District and is close to both Mitchell Park and Dupont Circle.
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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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A new condo development named Lima Condominiums is rising on the corner of 11th Street and V Street in the U Street Corridor.  This location was formerly home to a dilapidated building that housed an auto repair shop.  The Lima is located across 11th Street from the Beauregard.

The developer of the Lima is Sequar Development, who previously delivered 440 Rhode Island, the Josephine and the Renaissance. The Lima features 31 one-bedroom units with prices expected to start in the mid-$400s.  Delivery is targeted for mid-2013.

Here is a resource to learn more about the Lima Condominiums and other U Street Corridor condo developments.

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