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blagden alley mural - washington dcPhoto: Geoff Livingston

In many cities alleys are used for things like parking and trash collection, but some of DC’s alleys are now being transformed into living spaces. It’s not exactly a new idea.

Generations ago, DC’s alleyways served as home to some of the city’s poorest residents. While the city dealt with a serious shortage of housing in the 1800s, some people needed a place to live close to downtown and couldn’t exactly afford the high prices.

That drove them to DC’s alleys. The alleys were racially segregated and close quarters that some claimed were prone to the spread of disease. Still, residents were able to create their own close-knit communities in those alleys.

For a time, the alleys were used to build settlements for poorer

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the fold -1999 9 1/2 Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

For cutting edge luxury in Shaw, come home to the many possibilities of The Fold. This new condo development is quickly gaining interest from prospective condo buyers in the region.

It provides your choice of dozens of new residential units, all of which top ground level retail space in one of DC’s most exciting neighborhoods. The six-story building sits near the intersection of U Street and 9 ½ Street NW and is part of a larger redevelopment project involving the old Grimke School.

The greater development has been a work in progress for about a decade. Originally built well more than a century ago, the former school building eventually closed in the late 1980s. In more recent years, the building was used to house city government offices.

As

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blagden alley - washington dcPhoto: Geoff Livingston

Filled with history, rehabbed carriage houses and some pretty cool kid restaurants, Blagden Alley is one of the more interesting surprises you’ll find in the Shaw neighborhood. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, Blagden Alley is the place to check out art or grab a tasty bite to eat, but generations ago it served an entirely different purpose.

Following the Civil War, affluent homebuyers relocated to the area, snaping up expensive row houses that backed up to alleys. Meanwhile, some African Americans and immigrants sometimes made their homes right next door in the actual alleys, with shanties and lean-tos that didn’t exactly conform to the neighboring upscale residences.

As a result, some tried for years to

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801N Condos - shaw

New condos are selling fast in the hot new community of 801N. The boutique property in DC’s Shaw neighborhood is already 70-percent sold, with just a few residences still available for prospective new buyers to consider in the building.

The 28-unit property offers your choice of a studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus a den or even a two-bedroom floor plan. Some of the available options are penthouse units with private roof decks in a two-story floor plan.

Buyers can expect to find modern homes with such luxuries as large windows, wood plank hardwoods and high ceilings. The units also come with a full-sized washer and dryer, quartz countertops, Nest thermostats and high-end Bosch appliances.

The spa-like baths of 801N additionally include

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perla - 810 o st nw dc 20001

For the enjoyment of living in an exciting neighborhood and the experience of rooftop sunsets and more, Perla offers the appeal of true luxury condo living in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. The nine-story building rises up above Ninth and O streets NW, with retailers and a restaurant on its ground floor, and penthouse units on its top floor.

All residents of Perla have the advantage of accessing a common roof terrace, serving up some sensational views of the city, area landmarks, and nightly sunsets. The residences of Perla provide for unobstructed views of things like the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument.

The sensation views are, no doubt, what’s drawing some to explore the possibilities of a Perla lifestyle. The communal roof terrace

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shaw row houses

After years of neglect and despair, DC’s Shaw neighborhood is finally enjoying the fruits of its transformation. For well more than a decade, the neighborhood’s welcomed in new retailers, apartments, condos and commercial projects.

The new, micro-neighborhood of North Shaw is where you’ll find trendy dining, shopping and some higher-end condos. The U Street Corridor, meanwhile, continues to transform, while condo conversions pop up in the area.

New condos and townhomes are selling in a neighborhood that’s seen its share of highs and lows. Strongly shaped by its African American history, jazz great Duke Ellington has ties to the neighborhood.

So does historian and author Carter G Woodson, considered the “father of Black history”. Sadly, while

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801 n - washington dc

Brand new condos are now selling in Shaw, where a boutique condo development has taken the place of a former valet parking lot. The 801N property makes room for 28 new condos, starting with one-bedroom floor plans.

The property also offers the option of a one-bedroom plus a den design, or a two-level penthouse unit with one-bedroom plus a loft and a private terrace. New buyers can expect to find large energy-efficient windows with the condos of 801N, high ceilings and wide plank wood flooring.

Other impressive upgrades include quartz countertops in the kitchen, Bosch appliances and spa-inspired baths. As well, other additions to the homes of 801N include a full-size washer and dryer for added convenience.

Shared amenities of living in 801N,

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noma swampoodle parkPhoto: airbus777

A number of DC neighborhoods have had eyebrow raising names over the years. It’s likely older residents may recall such names as Swampoodle and Civic Betterment.

It’s some of the newer neighborhood names, however, that have been raising eyebrows for different reasons. It’s not particularly because of the uniqueness of the names, but sometimes it’s that they’re getting names from developers eager to help create the next trendy area.

Take for example the neighborhood of North End Shaw. A developer first started using the name about five years ago as a marketing term to distinguish the development and offer some sense of its location in the DC area.

Flash forward a few years and North End Shaw now boasts several new apartment

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801n - 801 n street nw dc

A new collection of condominium homes is headed to DC’s Shaw neighborhood. The 801N property consists of 28 condos close to restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife spots in the area.

The floor plans of this new property range from studios to one- and two-bedroom floor plans. The property also offers the option of a two-level penthouse unit.

Some of the available residences within the property include a one-bedroom floor plan with around 600 square feet of living space and an open design. In contrast, a larger one-bedroom loft penthouse provides for around 770 square feet of living space, including the enjoyment of a functional loft opening up to a private terrace.

Future buyers of the units of 801N will be treated to such high-end features

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perla - 810 o st nw dc

For new construction condo living in Shaw, consider the possibilities of The Perla. This new mixed-use property rises up over Ninth and O streets NW in one of DC’s hottest neighborhoods.

With more than 60 condos to choose from, The Perla holds the unique advantage of being one of the larger such projects to go up in the Shaw neighborhood. The nine-story red-brick building offers ground level shops and a restaurant, topped off by eight additional floors including penthouse condo units.

Options in the building include one- and two-bedroom condos, with those still on the market generally base priced between the high $600,000s to upwards of $2 million. There are also some larger condos that include a den, as well as, of course, the penthouse units.

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