- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 7, 2006

While much of Capitol Hill is dominated by charming Colonial-style town homes, a few condominium developments are being added to the housing mix in this neighborhood.

In Southeast Washington, excitement is building over the prospect of the construction of the new baseball stadium on the banks of the Anacostia River.

A few new condominiums are already selling in the area. Developers have plans in the works for mixed-use developments in several locations in Southeast, including condominiums near the stadium site, on Virginia Avenue, on 15th Street, at K and L streets near Half Street and at South Capitol and N streets SE.

Butterfield House, a new condominium development by SGA Magellan LLC built in a red brick Victorian-style building, will blend with the surrounding Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Located at 1020 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, this community near the Eastern Market Metro station includes 28 condominiums in an elevator building.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom homes will be priced from the mid-$400,000s to $1,300,000 for a three-bedroom penthouse home, with monthly condominium fees from about $250 to less than $600.

The building includes underground parking and a rooftop deck with views of the Capitol building. A Zipcar is on-site for those who prefer to use a car on an occasional basis.

Each home will have stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, moldings, cable and Internet access, cherry flooring and a washer and dryer. The 102 unit, a corner residence, has two balconies, one off the living room and one accessible from the master bedroom. This home has an open dining area, living room and center-island kitchen with a bay window alcove at one end. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and private full bath, and the second bedroom has a walk-in closet and an adjacent full bath.

Visit www.butterfieldhouse.com or call 202/544-0021.

The Fountainhead Co. LLC, is building Lincoln Park Terrace at 13th and D streets NE just off Lincoln Park. Residents can enjoy this quiet part of Capitol Hill yet live within walking distance of Metro, Eastern Market and shops and restaurants along Pennsylvania Avenue.

This five-story building includes a glass canopy over the entrance and a rooftop terrace. Inside, the homes have 9-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, high speed Internet access and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

The Penthouse 10 unit has a den off the foyer, an open living room and dining room, an open kitchen with a breakfast bar and two balconies off the living area. The master bedroom has a private balcony, a walk-in closet and a full bath. A second bedroom has an adjacent second full bath.

The homes are priced from the mid-$300,000s to the upper $500,000s, with condominium fees from $250 to a little more than $400 per month.

Visit www.lincolnparkterrace.com or call 202/543-0031.

Macy Development LLC is building three new condominium projects on Capitol Hill.

The Constitution, at 1333 Constitution Ave. NE, consists of two new buildings, each with two, two-level condominiums. These spacious 24-foot-wide homes include 1,700 to 1,850 finished square feet, with hardwood floors, gas fireplaces and kitchens with granite counters, a granite backsplash and upgraded appliances.

The upper-level homes have rooftop decks with sweeping views of the Capitol building and the monuments. Each of the lower-level homes has a private patio and garden. The only remaining home at the Constitution is 1333B, an upper-level unit with a roof deck, two bedrooms and 2 baths. This home is priced from $849,900 with condominium fees of $200 per month.

Call 202/327-4682 or visit www.MacyDC.com.

Nearby, at 15th and C streets SE, Macy Development is building two condominium projects.

The Gaslight, which has eight homes, is an elevator building with one- and two-bedroom homes with about 825 to 1,000 square feet. The building includes a five-car parking garage, a common deck on the back of the home, and a party room off the lobby.

Each home has a private balcony. The homes are base-priced from the $400,000s to the $500,000s, with condominium fees of about $200 per month.

Call 202/327-4682 or visit www.MacyDC.com.

The Venetian, across the street from the Gaslight, is a 20-unit building over a 12-car garage. The building has a common rooftop terrace with city views.

These one- and two-bedroom homes have 730 to 1,100 finished square feet, each with a private balcony, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

Each of the two penthouse units includes a private rooftop deck.

The homes are priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s, with monthly condominium fees in the $200 range.

Call 202/327-4682 or visit www.MacyDC.com.

Capitol Hill Tower, located at the Navy Yard Metro at 1000 New Jersey Ave. SE, is a 13-story, 300-unit cooperative community near the Southeast waterfront.

Capitol Hill Tower, a development by the Valhal Corp., includes an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool tub, a fitness center, a billiard room, concierge services and a clubroom with a kitchen. Garage parking is available.

The one- and two-bedroom homes include hardwood flooring in the foyer, kitchen and living areas, a kitchen with granite counters and maple cabinets, porcelain tile in the baths, walk-in closets and a washer and dryer in each home.

The Unit B-4 model has a balcony off the living room and a dining room with an adjacent kitchen and laundry room. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and private full bath. On the opposite side of the living areas are a second bedroom with a walk-in closet and a second full bath.

The homes are priced from the $200,000s to the mid-$300,000s.

While the prices for the homes are fairly low in a cooperative, the monthly maintenance fees are generally higher than a condominium. For a one-bedroom home priced at $259,900, the cooperative fee is estimated at $1,196 per month.

Call 888-214-1443 or visit www.capitolhilltower.com.

Broadway Partners is building new condominiums known as Senate Square adjacent to the condominium project, which will convert the former Children’s Museum to homes.

Senate Square, between 2nd and 3rd streets NE and between H and I streets, will include underground parking, storage spaces, a landscaped courtyard with a fountain, a fitness facility, a clubroom and a rooftop swimming pool.

The homes range from 700 to 1,850 finished square feet, and include studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-with-den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom-with-den styles.

Each home will have hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen, a full-size washer and dryer, cable and high-speed Internet wiring, high ceilings and large windows. Some homes include a balcony or terrace.

Condominiums range from studios to one-bedroom homes with one bath or 1 baths; one-bedroom-and-den homes with one or two baths; two-bedroom with one or two baths; and two-bedroom-with-den and two baths or 2 baths.

Base prices range from the $300,000s to more than $1,000,000, with monthly condominium fees ranging from $200 to $600, depending on the size and location of the home.

Residence LT-01 features a laundry room and utility closet off the foyer, along with a full bath and a den with a closet. The master bedroom has a wall of windows facing the balcony, a walk-in closet and a private full bath with a shower and a double-sink vanity. The rest of this home is open, with a center-island kitchen and a generously sized living and dining room with a door to the balcony.

Call 202/326-0777.

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