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lovejoy lofts - 440 12th st ne dc 20002

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of a condo at Lovejoy Lofts located at 440 12th Street NE #115, Washington, DC 20002 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. This loft-style condo features 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,020 SF and closed on November 5th, 2018 for $615,000 | $603 SF. One parking space conveyed with this transaction.

This loft-style condo offers industrial touches including 11.5 Ft ceilings, concrete floors, exposed ductwork and floor-to-ceiling windows. Lovejoy Lofts are located in a converted DC school building and the project still retains much of the original character of the school building. Lovejoy Lofts are located on 12th Street NE adjacent to Lovejoy Park and three blocks south of the H Street Corridor.

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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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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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