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lovejoy lofts - 440 12th st ne dc

A converted schoolhouse makes the perfect setting for distinctive lofts with a rich history in Capitol Hill. The Lovejoy Lofts is just one of a handful of old schools that have since been restored and repurposed into condominium homes in the DC area.

This turn-of-the-century schoolhouse was first reimagined into condos in the mid 2000s, and now houses more than 50 private residences. During the renovation project, crews were able to successfully retain some of the building’s original features, such as high ceilings, oversized windows, brick accent walls and arched doorways.

You will also find some top floor units today that come with vaulted ceilings and skylights. The historic features are additionally now joined by more modern and industrial

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pierce school lofts- 1375 maryland ave ne dc

DC’s largest penthouse is back on the market. Former Washington Wizards player Dwight Howard recently listed his 10,000 square foot penthouse in the old Pierce School building for $2.475 million. The penthouse takes up the top two floors of the old schoolhouse, complete with soaring, 30-foot high ceilings and some original brickwork. Reportedly the property also retains some of its original charm, including a design that incorporates some of the building’s old lockers, cubbies and chalkboards.

The bedrooms, office, kitchen and living areas have all be reworked to fill the space of former classrooms in the schoolhouse. The large unit features a two-story living room with a wet bar and brick fireplace.

It also offers a large gourmet kitchen with a

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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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edmonds school capitol hill

The unique appeal of converted school buildings into townhomes and boutique condos has captured the imagination of Capitol Hill.  The former Edmonds School on Capitol Hill has been transformed into luxurious residences.  The trend of repurposed historic buildings has soared in popularity for urban dwellers.  The award-winning Edmonds School building, newly renovated last year, embraces authentic lofts, high ceilings and tall windows.  The blend of old and new is a staple in this highly sought-after location; Capitol Hill is a big draw for young professionals and mature couples who are downsizing, due to its central location and walking distance to Metro stations, restaurants, shopping and the U.S. Capitol.

The Edmonds School, located at 901 D Street, NE,

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MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski will be living in a Georgetown condo soon, after paying $925,000 in June, for a Phillips School condo on Olive Street, NW.  The unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Phillips School condos are convenient to M Street and the luxury Four Season Hotel.  The location is great, just a block off Rock Creek Park.  One of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of DC, the upscale Georgetown neighborhood offers Rock Creek Park jogging and bike trails, many shopping and dining options, and walking distance to the center of Georgetown and Dupont Circle.

The 1890 Phillips School was converted to condos in 2003, and has been completely renovated.  Originally a federal schoolhouse, the building is located on Olive Street

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High-end newly constructed condominiums on Capitol Hill are available at The Edmonds School in the heart of Capitol Hill’s historic neighborhood.  Formerly a school, it has been repurposed into 20 luxury condos and 4 adjacent townhomes in DC’s hottest neighborhood.  Every unit in the Edmonds School has a unique floor plan.   The location, on the corner of D Street and 9th Street, NE, offers hotspots, eateries, shopping, and entertainment venues.  It is walking distance to the Union Station Metro Station.

In the hub of the nation’s Capitol, the Edmonds School is a Capitol Hill landmark.  Architectural historians were consulted to keep the rich character and 100-year old style true to the spirit of the original building; Ditto Residential builders worked

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In a city short of vacant land, the adaptive re-use of obsolete buildings has become the norm for developers.  One of the best transformations in recent years is the Parker Flats at Gage School project located on the border of LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale neighborhoods.  This 92-unit project is anchored by the meticulously restored circa 1904 Gage School which houses 33 loft-style condos.  The project also includes two new buildings designed to complement the historic neighborhood and a 70-space underground parking garage.

Parker Flats developer finishes in many of the Gage School units include exposed brick, 14-foot ceilings, 12-ft historically accurate windows, stainless appliances, granite counters and maple cabinets.  Common amenities include

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Kathleen Parker's column, Leaving Olive Street but Keeping the Memories, in yesterday's Washington Post highlighted the human side of this beautiful East Village street.  It was fun to learn that Mary Jo Kopechne and Julia Child had lived on Olive Street and that the street appeared on the screen in both "Burn After Reading" and "Wedding Crashers."

Stretching just three blocks from 27th Street to 30th Street, this bucolic piece of Georgetown has much to offer.  At the 27th Street end of Olive, the extensive Rock Creek Park Trails provide endless opportunities for fitness and fun.  The shopping and dining of both Georgetown and Dupont Circle are within walking distance and are frequented by East Village residents.

The architecture along Olive

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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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