Home builders, architects and developers are taking pet-friendly luxury design to a new level as they try to please a growing number of residents and future buyers who scout new condos and single-family homes with their dogs and cats in mind.
With their family pets’ comforts a priority and logistical challenges like doggie-doors, yard space and pet washing stations, many future buyers are considering where to live based in part on ease and conveniences for their four-legged family members. Some are looking at special pet built-ins and cabinetry in rooms that their pet may live in to make sure it blends in with the home as well as doggy-eating and dressing stations.
Pet ownership is at an all-time high, in part as a result of Americans delaying marriage and having children later in life. In the U.S., 68% of households had at least one pet in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association, an increase from 62% in 2010. Spending on all pet-related products and services is at an all-time high as well---over $53 billion in 2012, up from $41 billion five years before.
If you are a dog or cat owner in the market for the perfect pet-friendly condo in DC, our team has experience assisting pet owners and can help you focus your search. For starters, here are some pet-friendly DC condo developments by neighborhood:
Adams Morgan: Adams Station, Beekman Place
Capitol Hill: Axis Condos, Butterfield House, Lovejoy Lofts
Columbia Heights: The Denver, Lofts of Columbia Heights, The Majestic, Wardman Court
Dupont Circle: Corcoran Walk, The Cairo, The Williamsburg
Georgetown: 3210 Grace
Kalorama: The Brighton, The Dresden
Logan Circle: Park Princess, Radius, Zenith
Mount Vernon Triangle: Quincy Court, Quincy Park
Penn Quarter: 555 Mass Ave, Mather Studios, The Pennsylvania
U Street Corrido: Lincoln Condominium, The Rhapsody