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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DC Condo Boutique team member Sharon Wildberger represented the buyer of a Lenox School Loft condo located at 725 5th Street SE #24, Washington, DC 20003 in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. This two-level loft features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,494 SF and closed on September 25, 2015 for $810,000 / $542 SF. One parking space conveyed with this unit.
Lenox School Lofts offers true loft-style units with soaring ceilings, exposed brick and 8 ft+ windows. Unit 24 at Lenox School Lofts offers a massive living and dining area, gas fireplace, large chef’s kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Lenox School is located in the Hill’s Historic District and is just three blocks from Barrack’s Row.
Re-development of Obsolete Buildings Drives Market
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
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.