1724 Park Road: Mount Pleasant’s New Solar Condos

by UrbanTurf Staff

1724 Park Road NW

For three years, Jimmy Edgerton lived near 1724 Park Road NW, a home in Mount Pleasant that had been a neighborhood eyesore since a fire ravaged it back in October 2007. In May 2010, the property was put on the auction block and Edgerton hopped at the opportunity to buy it. He won the bidding war, and soon after, went to work turning the home into a new four-unit, energy-efficient condo project.

The final product, complete with a restored three-color facade aimed at mimicking how the exterior looked a century ago, was put on the market this past weekend. Like most new projects, a strong emphasis was placed on energy efficiency during construction.

Unit living room at 1724 Park Road NW

For example, spray foam insulation was used on the walls (R16) and the roof (R40) in order to create a fully sealed barrier that would reduce air intake from the outside. In addition to a 300 square-foot communal deck, there is a 4 kilowatt solar panel system on the roof aimed at reducing unit electricity bills by 30 to 50 percent. (The roof also has a 30 square-foot vegetable garden for residents.) The four two-bedroom units, which range in size from 1,153 to 1,292 square feet, have dual flush toilets, bamboo floors, natural stone countertops, and the paint, sealants and adhesives are all low-VOC.

Bedroom at 1724 Park Road NW

Two of the three top-floor condos include a parking space in the listing price, and every unit except for the lower-level condo, has an 18-foot long rear deck. The first open house was this past Sunday, and not surprisingly, talk of offers has already started. Below is additional information about the project.

Solar panels on roof at 1724 Park Road NW

1724 Park Road NW

  • Address: 1724 Park Road NW (map)
  • Prices: $425,000 to $525,000
  • Square Footage: 1,153 to 1,292
  • Developer: Newton Street Development
  • Sales Information: For more details about the units, click here.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/1724_park_road_mount_pleasants_new_solar_condos/3535


  1. Greenbean said at 2:37 pm on Monday May 23, 2011:

    Those prices are great for Mount Pleasant. Kudos to the developer for going green!

  1. MtPer said at 9:02 am on Thursday May 26, 2011:

    At least one is already under contract.

  1. 3206 said at 10:18 am on Monday June 6, 2011:

    At least three are under contract now.

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