DC Condo Boutique

Georgetown and the West End have top sales


The most expensive condo to sell in the District during August 2011 was in Georgetown at the Washington Harbour Condos located at 3030 K Street NW #108, Washington, DC.  This 2 BR / 3 BA, 2,603 SF penthouse condo includes two parking spaces.  The selling price was $2.275M / $874 SF which was 91% of asking price.

Congratulations to Nancy Taylor Bubes of Washington Fine Properties, LLC for closing the most expensive condo sale in the District in August 2011.


Honorable mention for the 2nd most expensive DC condo sold in August 2011 was in the West End at 22 West, located at 1177 22nd Street NW #8E, Washington, DC. This 3 BR / 3 BA, 2,232 SF condo includes two parking spaces.  The selling price was $1.933M

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MarketWatch recently ranked Pennsylvania Avenue as the fifth most expensive street in the nation for commercial rental rates.  Rents on Pennsylvania Avenue, with great access to both the White House and Capitol Hill, are now averaging a whopping $80 SF.  Pennsylvania Avenue only trails a couple of notable streets including Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park and Fifth Avenue in New York.

In the residential sector, Pennsylvania Avenue is also no slouch with several luxury condo buildings that command premium selling prices.  Notable developments on this grand avenue include: 2501 Penn, Market Square East and Market Square West and the Pennsylvania  Here is a resource to view active Pennsylvania Avenue real estate listings.

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Originally built in 1906 as a private residence, the Duncan has been re-born as a nine-unit luxury condo development.  The curb appeal of The Duncan is tops in the neighborhood with a front circular drive, gas side-lamps, an elegantly finished window pane doorway and an original two-story stained-glass window.

Located in Dupont Circle at the corner of 18th and R Streets, the Duncan has one of the best and most walkable locations in the entire District as evidenced by the buildings's perfect WalkScore of 100.  The Dupont Metro, Adams Morgan and U Street are all very walkable from the Duncan.

The Duncan draws its name from the original owner, Dr. William Duncan McKim, a retired medical doctor and accomplished organist.  The south end of the property

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DC continues to rack up the high rankings for various demographics including being ranked by Forbes as America's 2nd healthiest city.

The sidewalks of the District during the morning and evening commutes offer a snapshot of just how this ranking was achieved……everyone seems to be walking to work these days.  Popular DC neighborhoods like the West End, Dupont Circle and Logan Circle all offer easy walking access to the Downtown office buildings.

Congratulations to all the residents of the DC on your healthy lifestyle!

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Washingtonians looking for a sophisticated, yet hip condo in the 14th Street Corridor should definitely take a look at Union Row.  This project, developed by PN Hoffman includes both the Flats at Union Row and the Warehouses at Union Row. The Flats is a new construction 8-story building with 216 condos and the Warehouses features the re-development of two existing warehouse structures into 52 townhouse style condos.

PN Hoffman left the cookie cutter back at the office when they developed Union Row. The development has unique and visually interesting architectural features and the individual units units have a diverse array of floor plans.  This is not a seen one unit…..seen them all kind of place.

The re-sale market has been strong at Union Row with

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Time for a second look at the Potomac Construction Group's historic renovation in Dupont Circle at 1841 16th Street. This Victorian row house, located in the 16th Street Historic District, was designed by Nicholas Haller and originally constructed in 1890. The Potomac Construction Group renovation brings this corner at 16th and T back to life with a stunning makeover.

This project, which restored a dilapidated structure formerly known as the Dupont "Demon House," includes luxury finishes such as Pedini Kitchens, marble counters, Miele and Bosch appliances and bamboo flooring.  This location offers easy access to the Metro, dog park, Whole Foods and the shopping and dining in the Dupont, Logan and U Street Neighborhoods.

Significant $100k price

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With the pent-up demand for new construction in the Logan Circle neighborhood continuing to grow, Savannah Row's 2011 planned delivery is very-well timed.  This eight-unit project located on the 1200-block of N Street offers a mix of one and two bedroom floor plans.  The project blends  an existing historic facade with completely new construction.

The units include exposed brick walls, Juliet balconies, high ceilings and wide-plank flooring.  Kitchen finishes are upscale with commercial-grade gas cooking and appliances, Silestone counters, Kolher fixtures and European lighting.  Bathrooms finishes include marble-topped vanities, Porcelanosa tile, Kohler fixtures and frameless shower doors.

Savannah Row units are priced in the $300,000s -

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While the Sonata condo development in Mount Vernon Triangle shares a name with a Hyundai sedan, this building is all Lexus!  Building amenities are first class including a fitness center, rooftop with great city views, underground parking and a luxurious lobby.

The Sonata features loft-style units with industrial touches including open living spaces, high concrete ceilings and exposed ductwork.  Upscale unit finishes include hardwood floors, granite countertops, high-end cabinetry, walls of windows and oversized closets.  The 12-story Sonata has 75 units in one, two and three bedroom floor plans including eight penthouse units.

The Mount Vernon Triangle location of the Sonata weighs in with a WalkScore of 97/100, a true walker's paradise.  Four Metro

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Located in the DC's Mid-City loft district on the 1400 block of Church Street, the Metro offers a true city chic living experience.  This seven-story development features 53 industrial-designed lofts.  The Metro was delivered in 2004 by PN Hoffman and was recognized with a Residential Design Award in 2006 by the Washingtonian.

Industrial design elements of the Metro include exposed ductwork, concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans.  Upscale developer finishes include bamboo floors, maple cabinets, European appliances, and limestone and marble baths. Selected units also have spacious outdoor terraces and balconies.

The Church Street location of the Metro is squarely in the epicenter of Logan Circle neighborhood.  Walk to Whole

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 Victorian/Eastlake Style Row House 

1535 Monroe St NW - listed for $645,000

Carmel Marchiatto to Starbucks…..Jim Graham to Ward 1.….The Captain to Tennille…..row houses to Columbia Heights …yes these are things that just naturally go together.

Significant portions of the Columbia Heights neighborhood was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was dominated by row house architecture. The neighborhood offered middle-class Washingtonians single-family home ownership options along its row house lined streets. By 1914, Columbia Heights had four street car lines providing access to Downtown in less than 20 minutes.

Columbia Heights row house architecture included the following four styles:

Early Federal Style

DC's simplest row house

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