DC Condo Boutique

avidian - 1211 Van St SE DC

Brand new condos are headed to the Capitol Riverfront, with sales beginning soon for the units of Avidian. This new DC property offers your choice of studios, one- and two-bedroom residences, along with penthouse units serving up sweeping views of the surrounding city and area monuments.

The 14-story property provides a total of more than 170 private residences, including more traditional floor plans as well as some walk-up townhomes. Developed by Monument Realty, the new Avidian property mixes industrial design elements with mid-century modern style points, blending together to make one of the most desirable new residential properties slated for the area.

Future buyers have their choice of finishes at Avidian, including marble and quartz

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carlyle district - alexandria va

Set in an area known more for its historic charm, the Carlyle District of Alexandria certainly stands out. Made up of parks and open space, the district also delights in its more urban conveniences.

Mostly home to large town homes and upscale condo developments, the area is also the setting for office space, shops and dining, plus hotels and entertainment offerings. Residential options here include the Carlyle Towers, a high-rise tower with more than 300 private residences. Options with the property range from one- to three-bedroom units in Carlyle Towers.

Additional residential options exist within the Condos at Carlyle Square. The property features loft-style units just steps away from area shops, restaurants and theaters. For those in search

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harbour square - washington dc

With incredible views and a peaceful setting, find your Southwest Waterfront lifestyle at Washington’s Harbour Square. This premiere coop sits close to the District Wharf, and just minutes away from some of DC’s other most popular sites and attractions. At the same time, however, it remains sheltered by the tranquility of landscaped gardens, reflecting pools and sweeping water views.

First constructed in the mid 1960s, the property includes a total of a half-dozen high-rise buildings. The elegant property is noted for its mid-century design principles, integrating the high-rise architecture of the property into the nearby waterfront and historic row houses of the area.

Now made up of more than 440 private residences, the homes of Harbour Square

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towns at south alex - alexandria va

New luxury townhomes are now selling in South Alexandria. The Towns at South Alex is part of a mixed-use development made up of four-level townhomes with a rooftop terrace and a two-car garage.

The Glendale floor plan provides from 2,400 to more than 2,700 square feet of living space. The townhome enjoys four-bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. Buyers also have the option of a deck, plus the townhome includes space for a morning room on its main living level and a rec room on the garage level.

Luxury features include crown molding and base molding, plus engineered hardwoods. You’ll also find some high ceilings and a home automation system. Other desirable additions with the new Towns at South Alex townhomes include quartz countertops,

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AU Park Real Estate - Washington DC

Named after nearby American University, American University Park is a tranquil neighborhood that feels more like the suburbs, yet exists within DC city lines. This low-key community is mostly filled with single-family homes in a variety of styles, including well-kept Colonials and cozy bungalows.

Affectionately called AU Park, the neighborhood was built-up in the 1930s, although a majority of homes have since been modified and remodeled over the years and decades. The closely spaced homes often use alleys in place of driveways, and residents don’t have to worry about large front yards.

A majority of homes, however, do offer front porches or stoops, giving neighbors a place to gather and come together as a true community. While less affordable

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 safest cities in america

Graphic: SmartAsset

There’s yet another reason to choose Alexandria when it comes to a great location to live, work and play. The city just received the honor of being named one of “The Safest Cities in America” for 2018.

Alexandria took the number two spot in a ranking by SmartAsset, a personal finance website. To come up with the latest ranking, analysts looked at seven different factors, including things like property and violent crime rates, air quality, traffic deaths, the percentage of workers who commute alone and the percentage of area residents who overdose on drugs or drink excessively.

In particular, SmartAsset gave Alexandria high marks for road safety, with one of the lowest rates for traffic deaths in the country. Alexandria

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envy - 70 n st se

Sales begin soon for a brand new condo development coming to the Capitol Riverfront. The new eNvy residences mark the first condos in the Capitol Riverfront to offer direct views overlooking Nationals Park. This allows future buyers to choose a home with a private view of the park, or to simply come together on the property’s roof terrace for fantastic game views from the comfort of home.

Certain condos in eNvy are also slated to offer views of the nearby Anacostia River and offer views of Audi Field, the brand new home of DC United. The growing neighborhood is already home to a number of restaurants and shops, as well as a boathouse with canoe and kayak rentals.

In addition, the exciting neighborhood offers hotels, area parks for fun and

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the chastleton cooperative - 1701 16th st nw

If you’re looking for DC housing in the New Year, you need to understand what you’re buying. While some people may use the terms condo and co-op interchangeably, they’re not the same. While many co-ops started in DC in the 1920s, the first DC area co-op started in the late 1800s, well before condos arrived in the city. These days more than 100 co-ops exist in DC.

With a condo, you take on a private unit within a multi-unit property, where ownership extends to common use of certain areas. Co-op owners, meanwhile, don’t actually own their own private residential units, but rather hold a share or interest in the entire building.

Residents collectively own and manage co-ops, but a nonprofit corporation holds the property title. As for the selling

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the brooklander - washington dc

For new condos in Brookland, consider taking a look at The Brooklander. This exclusive new condo building houses less than a dozen condos, and is part of a conversion project by Lock 7 Development.

Developers started with two existing retail buildings, constructing the pop-up condo project along 12th Street NE in the Brookland neighborhood. Now an 11-unit residential building, the new building offers a mix of different floor plans for new buyers to choose from.

This includes a trio of one-bedroom, one-bath units and a single one-bedroom, one-bath with a den. In addition, the property offers four two-bedroom/two bath units. The final three remaining units within The Brooklander all include three-bedrooms and at least two-baths.

The new condos

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 bicycle beltway - washington dc

Graphic: Capitol Trails Coalition

A “Bike Beltway” could someday become reality for the DC area. Transportation planners are currently working on a visionary plan to construct not only a large biking loop but also a regional bike trail network that connects up with the surrounding suburbs.

The 60-mile loop alone encircles the entire region, taking cyclists through Maryland, Virginia and DC. The plan involves using interconnected trails running from the Arlington County-DC border down to Alexandria, and then continuing on into the Maryland suburbs. While some trails already exist, the plan involves filling in the gaps, and upgrading sections of some of the existing trails along the way.

Its part of a much larger plan, however, aimed at

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