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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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.