- The Washington Times - Friday, July 25, 2008

The Swann Street Condominiums in Logan Circle, a new, boutique-style development with eight luxury homes, is in one of Northwest Washington´s most sought-after neighborhoods.

These condominiums at 1402 Swann St. NW offer residents the opportunity to enjoy an urban lifestyle, walking to theaters, shops and restaurants. The 14th Street corridor´s amenities seem to expand daily with the addition of new clothing stores, boutiques and restaurants.

Five theaters are within walking distance of Swann Street, and the jazz clubs and night life of U Street, Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods are adjacent to Swann Street´s neighborhood, both offering more shops and restaurants along with parks.

The U Street Metro station is a short walk from Swann Street, and bus service is available at the end of the block. A parking place at Swann Street is included in the condominium price.

The Freeman Development Group LLC and Rich Markus Architects worked to preserve the one part of the original facade of a classic Victorian-style row house that remained on the site when it was purchased. This facade was renovated and then matched by a complementary front on the new construction. The entire inside of the building is new.

Only one of the eight two-bedroom condominiums remains unsold; they were base-priced from $450,000 to $700,000. Monthly condominium fees average $250 and vary according to each home.

While the exterior of this brick building retains a Victorian-style charm and blends with the rest of the neighborhood, abundant luxurious modern amenities can be found inside. These loft-style homes feature hand-scraped wide-plank oak floors in the living areas, wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms and generous closet space.

The 10-foot ceilings add drama to the living spaces, which include custom woodwork and cabinets. The open European-style kitchens have granite counters and stainless steel General Electric appliances.

The spalike bathrooms include an oversized shower in Turkish limestone. Each home has a washer and dryer, oversized double-hung windows, recessed lighting and an open floor plan.

The remaining home, No. 4, is priced at $539,000, including parking, and has 1,100 finished square feet along with an outdoor patio. This home has an entrance into the open living and dining room.

Beyond the dining area are the open kitchen and a closet. Each of the two bedrooms has a standard closet; between the bedrooms and accessible from the hall is the full bath. For more information about Swann Street, call Realtor Jim Bell with Washington Fine Properties, 202/607-4000, or visit www.freeman developmentgroup.com.

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