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bryan school lofts

Capitol Hill is full of historic buildings, and one trend that has become more pronounced in recent years on Capitol Hill is the repurposing of historic schoolhouses into converted luxury condominiums and townhomes.  The blend of the old with the new is appealing for urban dwellers who honor traditional facades and update home interiors.  The buildings celebrate traditional elements while recognizing a preference for contemporary upgrades and luxury.  We put the spotlight on a few classic former schoolhouses on Capitol Hill, and present historic buildings with sophisticated living for homebuyers seeking boutique condos and townhouses in a central location.  Capitol Hill is walking distance to several Metro Stations, the U.S. Capitol and congressional

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Block by block of urban decay in gentrifying DC neighborhoods are being applauded by residents who are pleased to see them being transformed into much sought-after high-end condo projects.  Abdo Development has been the mastermind behind much of the development churning old rundown neighborhoods into hot, trendy markets for young professional dwellers.  Abdo Development has been in the forefront of the DC economic boom with glistening new urban modern glass-and-brick condos and lofts while simultaneously renovating distressed historic buildings.

Abdo is a DC development and construction company of high-end residential development.  The urban core of DC and Arlington, Virginia are the center of the company’s projects.  Each building blends smart growth

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The revitalization and overwhelming growth in popularity of DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood has spurred significant investment and redevelopment in this neighborhood.  Obsolete commercial buildings throughout Capitol Hill have been acquired and converted to upscale residential housing.

Anyone in the market for a luxury loft condo on Capitol Hill currently has options in two of the Hill's finest redevelopments:

Bryan School Lofts


Abdo Development project which converted long-vacant Bryan School into 20 luxury Tribecca-style lofts.  This 40,000 SF school building, which was constructed in 1909, features 13 ft ceilings and 10 ft tall windows. The location at 1315 Independence Ave SE is within walking distance of both Eastern Market and Lincon Park . 

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Re-development of Obsolete Buildings Drives Market

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The Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC is home to several developments offering loft-style condos.  The predominant style of these lofts is units in redeveloped obsolete buildings including schools, a church and phone company facility. 

In most cases these are not true SoHo-style industrial conversions made famous by loft scenes in movies like Flashdance, Fatal Attraction, Big Daddy or Unfaithful.  Lofts in DC tend to be "soft lofts" with many of the features of an industrial loft including high window and ceilings, exposed ducts and open floor plans.  Where our loft inventory differs is with more defined living spaces such as closed off bedrooms  and bathrooms and significantly more

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The  District is home to several wonderful condo developments whose buildings had a prior life as a DC public school.  With very limited vacant land, height restrictions and an ever-growing demand for upscale lofty condos, these school conversions are a concept that works well in the District for both the city as well as the developer.  In other parts of the country, many old and underutilized school buildings end up on the losing end of an encounter with the wrecking ball.

Common attributes of DC schoolhouse conversion projects include high ceilings, over-sized windows, exposed brick and outdoor courtyard areas.  Many school conversion projects have taken advantage of the ceiling height to create a loft environment.

Schoolhouse conversion

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