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Anchoring H Street Corridor Redevelopment

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Sitting at the foot of the the Hopscotch Bridge on H Street NE is the Landmark Lofts at Senate Square development.  This 44-unit loft-style project is a great opening act in the redevelopment of the H Street Corridor.   Unfortunately, the housing downtown and the tightening of the capitol markets has stalled several other residential projects that were planned for the H Street Corridor.

Abdo Development has masterfully reworked the 130 year-old DC Children's Museum into an architecturally exciting and unique development.  There is nothing cookie-cutter about Landmark Lofts as each unit has its own unique floor plan.  Finishes include Wolf and Sub-Zero Appliances, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom baths

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While the Logan Circle area around Church and 14th is often viewed as the epicenter of DC's loft movement, Adams Morgan comes in a close second.  The Adams  Morgan loft inventory includes instances of both industrial re-use lofts as well as new construction infill developments.

The PN Hoffman developed Lofts at Adams Morgan is a new construction infill development completed in 2002 featuring 59 upscale units and a 300-car parking garage.  PN Hoffman has left its mark on this block of Champlain Street, as it also developed Adams Row which is located directly across the street.

The design of the Lofts at Adams Morgan, utilizing dark red bricks, exposed metal roof trusses and over-sized industrial windows mimics the feel of a rust-belt industrial era

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EYA has a twenty-year track record of building townhomes in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.  The firm has been recognized over the years with numerous awards for their unique and innovative projects.

In the District, EYA was tackled substantial urban infill projects that have proven to be neighborhood defining projects.  Currently, EYA is building out Capitol Quarter in the Capitol Riverfront District.  This community of 208 townhomes along seven city blocks is the nation's largest LEED for Homes community. Phase I of this project sold out quickly and Phase II will go on sale during the summer of 2010.

EYA redeveloped the old Children's Hospital property in the U Street Corridor into Harrison Square Townhomes.  This popular 98 unit project has

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The West End and Capitol Hill Have Top Luxury Sales

2501_penn_400The most expensive condo to sell in the District during April 2010 was in The West End at the 2501 Penn, located at 2501 Pennsylvania Avenue #2A, Washington, DC.  This new construction condo was completed in 2009 and is 2,732 SF and features 2 BR / 2.5 BA.  The selling price was $2.185M / $800 SF.

Congratulations to selling Realtor Anne Blakeman of Urban Pace for closing the most expensive condo sale in the District in April 2010.

Honorable mcongressional_overlook_front_400ention for the 2nd most expensive DC condo sold in April 2010 was on Capitol Hill at Congressional Overlook, located at 23 D St, #23B SE Washington, DC. This new construction condo features 2 BR / 2.5 BA. The selling price was $1.9M.

Congratulations to selling

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Classic Washington-style row houses now line Fourth,Fifth, K and L Streets SE in the location where the troubled Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg housing project was previously located.  Capitol Quarter is being developed by Bethesda-based EYA, known for urban DC infill projects including the popular Bryan Square Townhomes and Harrison Square Townhomes projects.

Capitol Quarter arrived on the scene with great fanfare, which included several individuals camping outside the sales office for several weeks to get the first shot at the available phase I market rate units.  Phase I of the project has sold out and Phase II units will be available for sale this summer.  Factors drawing customers to this development include proximity to the Metro, Capitol Hill,

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The Dupont Circle neighborhood was considered a rural backwater until just after the Civil War.  At this time as the core of DC expanded north, Dupont Circle attracted wealthy socialites who built grand estates on Massachusetts Avenue and Connecticut Avenue.  

The side streets of Dupont Circle were lined with brick row houses built in the Queen Anne and Richardson Romanesque Revival styles.  The grid layout of these tree-lined side streets, coupled with beautiful row house restorations back to their 19th century grandeur, have created a special and unique neighborhood.

Currently, restored Dupont Circle row houses are on the market in the $1.5M - $1.7M range.  2BR / 2BA condos in Dupont area are available starting in the 500,000s and 1BR / 1BA condos

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With the Nationals playing well and proudly holding a winning record as we wrap up the first week of May, maybe it is time to head on over to the Capitol Riverfront for a game.  If you are a big time Nats fan, maybe it's time to take a look at a Capitol Riverfront condo.

Urban value is the theme of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.  With prices well below more established DC urban neighborhoods like Logan Circle and U Street, new condos in the Capitol Riverfront start in the low $400s/SF.  Recent news that major employers including Booz | Allen | Hamilton and the Bureau of Land Management are taking blocks of space has created a buzz in the Capitol Riverfront condo scene.

New residential developments in the Capitol Riverfront include:

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    Primo Massachusetts Avenue Heights Location

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    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is selling his Massachusets Avenue Heights home for 4.6M.  Hank and Wendy Paulson purchased the home located near the Washington Cathedral on 32nd St NW in 2006 for $4.3M.  This 3 BR /  3 BA home was constructed in 1940 and was completely renovated in 2001.  This three-story home includes a master-suite with living area and a home office.  Key features of the home include custom stone finishes, over-sized custom windows and a very private .44-acre wooded lot that is adjacent to a park.

    In an interesting twist of fate, this home was previously owned by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, who later served as co-CEO of Goldman Sachs with Hank Paulson, before Paulson

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    Church & 14th is home to luxury lofts

     

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    If you really like the 1400 block of Church Street, but have been disappointed by the dearth of listings over the past several months......the wait is over.  This stretch of Church Street features some exciting luxury projects and is often thought of as ground zero for DC's loft movement.

    At present there are five condos for sale in this block including a loft penthouse at Lofts 14 Two, a duplex loft at Citta 50, two units at Lofts 14 and one at the Metro.  With asking prices for these five ranging from $574,900 to $875,000 there are options to fit a  wide range of budgets.

    Our team has previewed these units and can help focus your search for a Church Street loft or condo.

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    Upscale 2/2 Condos Straddling Dupont , Logan, U Street Neighborhoods

     

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    New construction condos  that straddle the Dupont, Logan and U Street  neighborhoods at the corner of 15th and Swann are now availalble for sale. This ground-up new construction project, located at 1821 15th Street, is designed as a replica of a Victorian-period row house and includes four upscale condos.

    1821 15th St condos feature 9 ft ceilings, bamboo flooring, Elfa closets, cararra marble kitchen counters, Bosch appliances, marble bathrooms and outdoor space. 

    Each of the condos offers 2 BR / 2 BA configuration and range in size from 841 SF to 961 SF.  Prices at 1821 15th start at $475,000.  1821 15th Street #2 is is featured in the MLS  for $519,000.  Two parking spaces

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