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 Grace Church - 350 9th St SE

If the thought of living in a more unique setting appeals to you, consider one of the many DC properties that offer up the opportunity to live in a former house of worship. One of the first such conversions in DC is now referred to as The Grace Church Condominiums. This Capitol Hill property changed over in the late 1980s, but the trend has really started to take off in more recent years. While many major cities are left with old industrial buildings to transform into loft-style condos, DC is more unique.

The district’s overflowing with hundreds of churches. Instead of tearing down some of the old, unused church buildings in the area, developers are repurposing some of them into new residential buildings.

One of the newest is The Bell Tower at

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Grace Church Capitol Hill DC

Condos are taking many shapes and forms but in DC, it’s not uncommon to see former churches being converted into residential and mixed-use buildings.  In some cases, redevelopments have given congregations a much-needed influx of cash in exchange for their valuable real estate.  In other cases, development of condo conversion projects are breathing new life into communities and bringing a second life to a surplus building.  This so-called urbanization of churches is allowing historic sites to stand, and the economy of neighborhoods are being bolstered by young professionals moving into cool new residences.  This pattern is mirroring a trend toward increased development of all types of property in DC.  As school buildings have been re-purposed, former

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As church going habits and neighborhood demographics change, many church buildings are no longer in use as places of worship.  As we have seen with surplus District schools, a conversion to residential condos can bring a second life to a surplus building.  Several of our converted schools like Bryan School Lofts and Wormley Row are considered among the finest developments in the city.

Although there have not been as many church conversions in the District as converted schools, there are a coupe of notable conversions including:

Bishop's Gate

While technically not a church building re-use, Bishop's Gate is a conversion of the former St Augustine School, rectory and convent along 15th Street between R and S Streets.  After the merger in 1979 of St.…
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Court Yards, Parking and Security are Draws for DC Gated Communities

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A housing staple of the Sunbelt, there are only a handful of gated communities within the DC city limits.  Our dense, urban landscape with a limited availability of vacant land has curbed the development of gated communities.

The gated communities in the District are quite popular and geographically dispersed throughout the city.  Here are brief overviews of five DC gated communities:

Beekman Place - Adams Morgan

Perched on a high on a hill like a medieval castle, Beekman Place offers a commanding presence over the intersection 16th Street and Florida Avenue.  Beekman Place is situated on a parcel that formerly housed a castle built for Senator John Henderson.  Today the stone

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