Lanier Heights Steps Out of The Shadow of Adams Morgan

It may technically be part of Adams Morgan, but Lanier Heights is beginning to step out of the shadow of the larger, surrounding neighborhood. This small residential area was first established in the late 1800s, but really began to grow between the early 1900s and 1940, mostly tied to the emergence of electric streetcar service in the early part of the century.

Even today, this part of DC still consists mostly of own rowhouses, but you will also find some apartment buildings in the area. Most of the architecture tends to be Classical Revival, or it was constructed with a distinctive Art Deco design.

One of the older condo properties in Lanier Heights is The Ontario. This landmark building first opened its doors around the turn-of-the-century, and later was turned into a cooperative. The building sits within walking distance of the Metro and offers high ceilings and some private balconies.

On the other hand, one of the newer construction condo buildings in Lanier Heights is called The Adamo. The four-story building houses three-dozen condos, typically ranging from one- to two-bedrooms.

The modern condos come with wood-style plank flooring and quartz countertops. The Adamo also has some private rooftop space, plus a community deck with space for grilling, sitting, and a firepit.

Another newer condo property in the neighborhood is Lanier Station. The nine condos in this boutique building feature large windows and high ceilings, as well as some private outdoor space.

Bounded by Harvard Street, Columbia Road and Adams Mill Road, there are two nearby Metro stations for those living in Lanier Heights to utilize, one of which is in Columbia Heights, and the other is Woodley-Park. Living in Lanier Heights also means living close to all that Adams Morgan has to offer, as the area is known as being a hotspot for live music and nightlife. 

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