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Boutique condos in D.C.’s Columbia Heights give charm, site

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Town life appealed to new homeowner Denise Baltuskonis.

The 32-year-old was leasing in the Arlington neighborhood of Clarendon and actively hunting to purchase for about a month, narrowing her lookup to 1-bed room models. She’d currently missing a person deal in a bidding war.

Then she located the making at 1435 Clifton St. NW in D.C., a rowhouse that was transformed to an 8-device condominium building. It checked all the containers.

Baltuskonis picked a a single-bedroom unit in the front of the setting up mainly because of the organic gentle that beamed by the south-experiencing bay home windows. Her Arlington apartment does not get direct sunlight from November to mid-March, she claimed.

“It really impacted my mood and strength stages,” she claimed. “I realized good gentle was crucial wherever I would pick out to acquire.”

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Baltuskonis explained she also preferred the amount of money of storage integrated in the flooring program. “Thoughtful storage,” she reported, “really seemed to be missing in a large amount of the units that I saw.”

5 units are out there for sale at 1435 Clifton St. NW, at costs ranging from $425,000 to $815,000 for 535 to 1,275 sq. ft. All but a single of the out there models have a person bed room and 1 rest room. The other available unit is a penthouse — one of two in the creating — and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a roof deck. Some other models have personal outdoor spaces. Two parking areas are offered for $40,000 each. The developing has no shared amenities.

Shift-ins are expected to start off in early June.

For Baltuskonis, the spot in Columbia Heights was a further furthermore.

“I genuinely appreciated that this distinct setting up was between Columbia Heights and U Avenue Metro stations,” she explained, “so it’s handy to all the dining places, bars, and stores in both parts, as effectively as Meridian Hill-Malcolm X Park.”

She included: “But most importantly, it is strolling distance to Trader Joe’s. I also have many friends that stay close by, and I’m wanting ahead to no lengthier owning to travel to have to see them.”

D’Ann Lanning, head of the Compass-affiliated income team, reported the combine of common charm and modern-day ease is encouraging to near discounts.

“Buyers adore all of the additional touches like exposed brick, strong slab backsplashes, LED [recessed ceiling] downlighting and all of the lavatory specifics,” Lanning stated.

Columbia Heights borders 16 Avenue Heights to the north and the U Road corridor to the south. Park See and Enjoyable Plains are to the east and Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant to the west.

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The Columbia Heights Metro station, in support considering that 1999, has spurred a long time of redevelopment in the neighborhood, including the renovation of the landmark Tivoli Theatre setting up and the opening of the DC United states procuring shopping mall.

Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcolm X Park, is a 12-acre National Park Services house and an essential community asset, with lawns, shaded walkways, statuary and a majestic cascading fountain.

Educational institutions: Marie Reed Elementary, Columbia Heights Instruction Campus (center), Cardozo Education and learning Campus (significant).

Transit: The Columbia Heights Metro station is about a fifty percent-mile north. The U Avenue Metro station is just more than a half-mile south. Equally are on the Eco-friendly and Yellow lines. The 52 and 54 buses run on 14th Road the H2 and H4 on Columbia Road 90 and 92 on U Street.

Close by: Meridian Hill Park, Girard Avenue Park, U Street corridor, DC Usa mall, Howard College

1435 Clifton St. NW, Washington, D.C.

The creating has eight units, and five are nonetheless obtainable at prices ranging from $425,000 to $815,000.

Functions: Uncovered brick, hardwood floors, Blomberg appliances

Bedrooms/bogs: 1 or 2/1 or 2

Square footage: 535 to 1,275

Condominium charge: $165 to $314

Look at design: Make an appointment at any time, [email protected]

Revenue: Trent & Co. at Compass, [email protected]