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Wide Open Spaces: A Look Back at UT’s Best Lofts

by UrbanTurf Staff

Lofts are one of the most popular, yet elusive, property types to come on the market in DC. Today, UrbanTurf takes a look back at some of the most interesting lofts we have featured over the years.


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1315 Independence Avenue SE, #4

Loft Living on Capitol Hill

We wrote about this 1,258 square-foot unit in the Bryan School project on Capitol Hill (here) back in 2010. It has 12-foot ceilings, cherry wood floors, exposed brick walls and oversized windows. In a former layout it was much more loft-like, but a previous owner divided the space into a living and dining area, a bedroom with additional storage and an area for a desk. It sold a few years ago for about $535,000.


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2424 18th Street NW, #R2

3,800 Square Feet in Adams Morgan

An UrbanTurf favorite going all the way back to when we launched in 2008, this 3,800 square-foot Adams Morgan loft space finally found a buyer last year. Spread out over three levels, the home has 14-foot ceilings, two bedrooms, a private deck on the second floor, a roof deck with downtown views and a garage parking space, as well as a living area big enough to throw around a football. The home was originally priced at $2.7 million when it hit the market five years ago; when it sold last year, the final price tag was closer to $1.3 million.


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2328 Champlain Street NW, #401

3,200 Square Feet Inside, 1,900 Square Feet Outside

This 3,200 square-foot loft, also in Adams Morgan on Champlain Street, comes with a little something extra: 1,900 additional square feet of outdoor space, spread out over two terraces and a large private roof deck. It is available for just south of $2 million.


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1737 Johnson Avenue NW

The Loft With Many Lives on Johnson Avenue

Johnson Avenue is a one-block street tucked away off 14th Street in Logan Circle that is lined with former factories and auto garages. 1737 Johnson Avenue NW has been used for a variety of purposes since it was built in the 1800s. Originally (at least according to some) a glass factory, the building also served as a carriage facility, and then a truck repair shop in the 1940s. In the mid-1980s, the building was converted from an auto repair shop into a five-unit loft building. We wrote about one of the three-level, top-floor units a few years ago that has a main level with 28-foot ceilings and, even though it is not operable, a pulley system from when the building was a carriage facility is still in the unit.


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The $49 Million Square-Foot Loft

Our one non-DC loft for this article is a 30,000 square-foot, 8-bedroom space in an 1862-built Tribeca building. On eight total floors, the home includes an 11,000 square-foot owner’s penthouse on three levels, a landscaped roofdeck, a private gym and a half basketball court in the basement. Since we wrote about the home last year, the list price has dropped — from $49.5 million to $43 million.


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1375 Maryland Avenue NE

The Most Intriguing Loft in DC

Last, but certainly not least, is a loft that has graced our pages regularly in the past few months. Just a quick rundown of the Pierce School lofts — a former Capitol Hill school (map) transformed into a 9,500 square-foot owner’s loft on the top two floors with seven loft rentals below. The owner’s loft has four guest bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a 14-person movie theater (the seats came from the first class section of an old airplane) and an 800 square-foot roof deck. The ceiling in the main living room stretches to 18 feet in some places, 32 feet in others. The listing price on the lofts recently dropped from $7.25 million to $6.9 million.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a_look_back_at_lofts/8099

1 Comment

  1. Katie said at 1:17 pm on Friday February 7, 2014:

    2328 Champlain, 2424 18th and the Johnson Avenue listing have all been favorites of mine over the years. Great round-up.

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