The Cairo


The Cairo is a condo building located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood featuring unique Moorish and Romanesque Revival architectural styling. At 164 feet and 12 stories, it is the District's tallest residential building and was completed in 1894 as the city’s first residential skyscraper. At the time of its completion, the height of The Cairo was very controversial and led to building height regulations that continue to define the DC skyline. The Cairo is home to 168 residences ranging from studios to multi-level two and three bedroom units.  Read more about The Cairo.

The Cairo Condos For Sale

The Cairo Condos For Sale December 3, 2023
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Open 12/3
1615 Q St NW #T5 Washington,  DC 20009
Neighborhood: Old City #2
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The Cairo Amenities

Amenities at The Cairo include a rooftop deck with panoramic city and monument views, a doorman/concierge and a private patio and garden.

The Cairo Location

The Cairo is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood on Q Street between 16th Street and 17th Street at 1615 Q Street. This location is just two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Redline and all the shopping, dining and entertainment at the Circle. The closest grocery store is the Safeway at 1701 Corcoran St NW.

The Cairo Fast Facts

  • Units: 168
  • Stories: 12
  • Delivered: 1894
  • Ownership: Condominium
  • Location: Q Street NW between 16th Street and 17th Street
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Metro: Dupont Circle
  • Property Management: The New Washington Land Co. 202-483-8282
  • Address: 1615 Q Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
From Our Blog - The Cairo
The Cairo Forever Shaped the DC Skyline

A landmark of Dupont Circle for well more than a century now, there’s no doubt The Cairo building forever shaped the DC skyline. The building was first constructed in the late 1800s as the ... Read more about The Cairo Forever Shaped the DC Skyline

Q Street DC Real Estate

Washingtonians who have chosen to live on Q Street in the District enjoy some of the finest property in the entire city.   This venerable east-west corridor which runs from Eckington in the east ... Read more about Q Street DC Real Estate

The Cairo - DC's Tallest Condo Building

  Towering over Dupont Circle the way Manute Bol used to man the low post for the Bullets, the Cairo is DC's tallest residential building.  At 12 stories, the Cairo would seem more like Muggsy ... Read more about The Cairo - DC's Tallest Condo Building