- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 11, 2010

If your perfect Sunday includes participating in a drum circle in the District’s Meridian Hill Park, followed by a stroll to Lauriol Plaza restaurant for a margarita and an enchilada, or perhaps listening to jazz on U Street, the Embassy may be your perfect new home.

The Embassy, a landmark apartment building from the 1920s, has been converted recently into contemporary condominiums with historic architectural elements.

The building is located at 1613 Harvard St. in Columbia Heights, two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro station and within easy walking distance of the U Street corridor and all the shops, restaurants and nightlife in the revitalized Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Amenities such as two grocery stores plus Target, Best Buy, and Bed, Bath and Beyond stores are nearby, along with nightlife venues such as Wonderland, Tonic, the Raven and more. The options for culture and nightlife are endless, with the ability to walk to Adams Morgan, the U Street corridor and even Dupont Circle from this location or to use the Metro system to reach other parts of the city.

For residents who prefer a car-free lifestyle, a Zipcar location is within a few blocks of the Embassy for times when access to a car is helpful.

In addition to the location near nightlife, the Embassy provides access to parks and has treetop views from many condominium homes. Many of the homes have private balconies, and the building includes an elegant renovated lobby, a media room and a fitness center.

All of the one- and two-bedroom homes at the Embassy have 9-foot ceilings, oversized bedrooms, walk-in closets and open living areas. The homes have hardwood flooring in the living areas, ceramic tile flooring in the kitchens and baths, and stainless steel appliances with maple cabinets in the kitchens.

The homes are priced from the mid-$300,000s to the low $500,000s, with condominium fees ranging from $430 to $464 monthly for the available two-bedroom homes. The condominium fees include all heating and air-conditioning costs, water, landscaping and the use of the fitness center and media room.

The homes in the Tier 02 row have 1,372 finished square feet. These homes have a foyer with a double-door closet, a living room with a double window and a dining room with two windows. The eat-in kitchen is adjacent to the dining room. These homes have two bedrooms, a walk-in closet near the bedrooms, a linen closet and one bath.

The homes in the Tier 07 row have 1,118 finished square feet. These homes have a foyer entrance with a walk-in closet and an open floor plan with a living room, kitchen and dining room with two windows and a glass door to a balcony. These homes havetwo bedrooms, a walk-in closet near the bedrooms, a linen closet and a full bath.

The homes in the Tier 11 row have 1,104 finished square feet. These homes have a foyer with a walk-in closet, an L-shaped open living room and dining room with an open kitchen and a glass door to a balcony. These homes have two bedrooms, a walk-in closet accessible from one bedroom and the hall, a linen closet and a full bath.

The homes in the Tier 15 row have 1,104 finished square feet. These homes have a foyer with a walk-in closet, an open living room with a glass door to the balcony and a separate dining room adjacent to the kitchen. These homes have two bedrooms, a walk-in closet accessible from one bedroom and the hall, a linen closet and a full bath.

For more information, visit www.DCEmbassy.com or contact sales managers Matt Dewey and Michael Yarnell with Urban Pace at 202/986-8818.

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