- The Washington Times - Friday, January 9, 2009

Urban condominiums appeal to a variety of homebuyers, including empty nesters, singles and young professional couples, all of whom are looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle along with easy access to public transportation and the cultural and entertainment amenities of the city. Northwest Washington condominiums run the gamut from inexpensive studio and one-bedroom homes in revitalized neighborhoods, some of which are priced starting in the $200,000s, to ultrasophisticated luxury homes and penthouses in West End that cost more than $1 million.

Columbia Heights

Kenyon Square, designed by Torti Gallas and Partners Inc., on 14th Street and Irving Street, has views of the National Cathedral, the monuments along the Mall and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The building includes a lounge, a great room, a library, underground parking, a 24-hour front desk, a business center and a party room. Inside, the homes have stainless steel appliances, a washer and dryer, 9-foot-high ceilings, ceramic tile baths and structured wiring packages with high-speed Internet access. Some of the homes include a balcony. The homes range in price from $354,000 to $709,000, with floor plans available with one bedroom, one bedroom with a den, two bedrooms and two bedrooms with a den. Some two-level homes with lofts are also available. The homes range in size from 616 to 1,243 square feet. Condominium fees average $375 per month. Call 202/332-6477 or visit www.kenyonsquare.com.

Adams Morgan

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. at 202/256-7039 or visit his listings at www.samuelrdavis.com.

U Street Corridor

PN Hoffman is building two developments at 14th and V streets near the U Street corridor and Shaw, known as the Flats at Union Row and the Warehouses at Union Row. The Flats include loft designs with terraces, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. These homes range from studio homes to one- and two-bedroom homes, including some with a den, priced from the low $300,000s to the upper $500,000s. Monthly condominium fees range from $243 to $488. The Warehouses offer a variety of ceiling heights in the homes, which are gathered around a central courtyard with elevated walkways leading to each private entrance. The Warehouse one- and two-bedroom homes are priced from the mid-$500,000s to the upper $600,000s. Monthly condominium fees range from $333 to $428. Call 202/232-1997 or visit www.pnhoffman.com.

Urban Land Co., a real estate sales office that handles new construction projects, represents the Floridian on Florida Avenue near the corner of 9th and U streets Northwest. The Floridian has one-bedroom homes from the $300,000s and two-bedroom homes from the $400,000s. Condominium fees range from $300 to $450 per month. The views from many of these homes look down Vermont Avenue to the White House, and the building, near the U Street Metro stop, includes two levels of underground parking. Call 202/299-9923 or visit www.urbanlandcompany.com.

Division One Architects designed the Lacey, a modern, glass-walled four-story condominium building at 1100 Florida Ave. NW, just a few blocks from the U Street/Cardoza Metro Station. The Lacey’s 26 one- and two-bedroom homes range from the low $300,000s to the upper brackets for the penthouses. Monthly condominium fees are about $300 and up, depending on the square footage of the home. Every home in the building has a balcony, a rooftop deck or a yard. Four live-work duplexes are part of the development, each with a private front yard and private entrance. The four penthouse suites include rooftop decks and city views. Standard features include hardwood floors, high ceilings, high-tech wiring, stainless steel appliances and designer lighting. Call Debi Fox at 202/744-1007 or visit www.laceydc.com.

At the Moderno at 12th and U streets Northwest, buyers will find a wide range of styles and sizes among the 19 homes for sale. This LaKritz/Adler Development LLC and Robertson Development project has one-bedroom homes, one-bedroom homes with a den, two-bedroom homes and two-bedroom homes with a den, some of which are flats while others are two-level penthouse homes with private roof terraces. Duplex and triplex town homes are also part of this mixed-use development. The homes are priced from the mid-$300,000s to $1,300,000. For more information, call 202/637-0102 or visitwww.lovemoderno.com.

Robertson Development is also building the Beauregard at 2100 11th St. NW, a midrise, six-story building with 45 homes. Just two blocks from the U Street Metro station, this development includes a fitness center, garage parking and rooftop space for gazing at city views. Priced from the upper $300,000s and up, the homes have one, two or three bedrooms and some include a den. Call 202/549-2212 or visit www.thebeauregard.com.

Robertson Development is building the midrise Murano condominium at 2117 10th St. NW, one block from the U Street Metro station. The 12 homes include one-bedroom and den, two-bedroom and den and two-bedroom duplex homes with a great room. The homes are priced from the upper $300,000s to over $1,000,000. For more information, visit www.muranodc.com.

Belmont at 1330 Belmont St. NW, near U Street and Columbia Heights. The homes have 10- to 15-foot ceilings, ceramic tile and marble baths, hardwood floors, fireplaces, patios and decks and gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets and granite counters. The homes are priced from $375,000 to $900,000. Call 202/232-4441 or visit www.cityscapeonbelmont.com.

Mount Vernon Square/Massachusetts Avenue

Wilkes Co. have developed the Sonata and Madrigal Lofts as part of the mixed-use Mount Vernon Place development at 4th and I streets Northwest. The homes in both buildings include 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, ceramic tile baths and upgraded kitchens with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Homes in Madrigal Lofts range from the $350,000s to $1,000,000, with condominium fees from $250 to $650 per month. Only two homes are left at the Sonata, priced from $589,900 to $699,900, with monthly condominium fees of $908 and $976. Call 202/408-0007 or visit www.madrigallofts.com or www.thesonata.com.

Ten Ten Mass, a joint project of RCP Development and Cato Institute building and across the street from the Victorian-style Morrison Clark Inn. Amenities in this new high rise include retail shops on the ground level, secure underground parking, a 24-hour front desk, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, a rooftop swimming pool and a location within walking distance of several Metro stops. Prices range from the upper $300,000s to the upper $900,000s, with monthly condominium fees ranging from about $200 to more than $500. Call 202/682-0202 or visit www.tentenmass.com.

At the Yale Steam Laundry at 4th and New York Avenue Northwest, IBG Partners has developed studio, one- and two-bedroom loft-style homes with oversized windows. The community includes garage parking, a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center and a billiard lounge. Each home has hardwood floors, multimedia wiring, a washer and dryer, ceramic tile floors in the kitchen and baths and an open kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The homes are priced from the low $300,000s to the upper $600,000s, with monthly condominium fees ranging from around $200 to more than $500. Call 202/628-0460 or visit www.yalelofts.com.

Safeway on site. Located two blocks from the Mount Vernon Square Metro station and three blocks from the Gallery Place Metro station, this two-building development has one building already completed. The one- and two-bedroom homes are priced from the $300,000s, with monthly condominium fees ranging from the upper $200s to the upper $600s. Call 202/640-1302 or visit www.cityvistadc.com.

Logan Circle

Citta 50, at 1446 Church St. NW, and built by DC Hampton LLC, is a condominium development with one new section and the rest a renovation of an existing building. Priced from $465,000 to $1,200,000, the homes have one or two bedrooms and up to two baths. The two-bedroom homes are duplexes. Inside, the homes have maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Monthly condominium fees range from $207 to $450. Call 301/347-1631 or visit www.citta50.com.

At Logan Row at 1425 11th St. NW, Ellis Denning Construction LLC has developed one- and two-bedroom homes, including some two-level models. The homes share a rooftop deck, with penthouse units enjoying private rooftop decks. The homes are base-priced from the upper $200,000s to the mid-$500,000s, with monthly condominium fees ranging from around $200 to more than $500. Call 202/344-5030 or visit www.loganrow.com.

Urban Land Co. is selling homes at Renaissance at Logan, at 1618 11th St. NW. The flats and duplex homes have one or two bedrooms, with prices from the low $300,000s to more than $700,000. Standard features include high ceilings, bamboo or maple floors, recessed lighting, washer/dryer units, open kitchens with maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances and a roof deck accessible to all residents. For more information, call 202/299-9223 or visit www.urbanlandcompany.com.

West End

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and within three blocks of two Metro stations. The homes have floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, oak floors, high-tech wiring and a call station linked directly to the front desk and concierge services. Priced from the upper $700,000s to over $3,800,000, these homes have one, two or three bedrooms including some with a den, along with penthouses. Some of the homes have balconies and patios. Monthly condominium fees, which include all utilities, range from $700 to $2,800. Call 202/333-3313 or visit www.22west-dc.com.

Friendship Heights

PN Hoffman is building 107 luxury homes at Chase Point on Military Road at the Friendship Heights Metro station. This traditional, elegant building includes 24-hour front desk services and a fitness center, along with a location within walking distance of the Metro station, upscale shops and restaurants. The homes, with 1,000 to 3,000 square feet, include Viking appliances, granite and marble surfaces, natural stone floors and showers in the baths, and each has a balcony or terrace. The two remaining homes, both penthouses, have 2,500 square feet and a base price of $1,999,000. Monthly condominium fees in the building range from $789 to $1,455. Call 202/966-2100 or visit www.pnhoffman.com.

Takoma Park, DC/Brightwood

Sassan Gharai are building Ecco Park at 235 Carroll St. NW. Located between the center of the Takoma Park community and the Takoma Park Metro station, this environmentally friendly building of recycled structural steel has a green roof. The studio homes are priced from the mid-$200,000s, with one-bedroom homes priced from the upper $200,000s, two-bedroom homes priced from the low $500,000s and three-bedroom homes priced from the upper $600,000s. Call 202/347-9076 or visit www.eccoparkhomes.com.

Urban Land Co. is selling condominiums at Georgian Heights at 5551 Illinois Ave. NW, off Longfellow Street near Missouri and Georgia avenues. The eleven homes in this building, priced from $269,900 to $279,900, have high ceilings, open floor plans, maple floors, custom and recessed lighting, bay windows, travertine tile baths and open kitchens with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Call 202/299-9223 or visit www.urbanlandcompany.com.

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