Huge Adams Morgan Loft Back on the Market

by UrbanTurf Staff

2424 18th Street NW, #R2

Lofts in the true sense of the word are hard to come by in DC, which is one of the reasons that UrbanTurf has taken such a keen interest over the last two years in unit R2 at 2424 18th Street NW (map).

The larger of two massive units in a former car dealership located in the heart of Adams Morgan, the three-floor industrial space has a number of aspects that one would expect to find in a real loft — 14-foot ceilings, a private deck on the second floor (plus a larger deck on the roof), and a living area big enough to host a party for a few hundred people.


Originally priced for $2.7 million back in 2008, the home has been on and off the market over the past two-plus years with a reduced price tag each time. In April 2010, it tested the rental market with an asking price of $14,500 a month. That also proved too expensive for DC renters, and we reported in late January that it had been leased for about half that monthly rate by a trio who have used it as a live/work space. The home is now back on the market, as of yesterday, for $1.495 million.

When we have reported on this property before, concerns were voiced about utility bills and the noise coming from 18th Street on Friday and Saturday night. A member of the threesome living there told UrbanTurf that the noise of the neighborhood’s weekend revelry can not be heard from the unit, but that A/C costs can be pretty steep in the summer. (The tenants also pointed out that they have the right of first refusal, so they could actually go from renting to owning the 3,800 square-foot space.)

Update: The listing link has been fixed.

Here are a few more photos of the property:

2424 18th Street NW
Master Bedroom
Second Bedroom

Photos courtesy of Dave Ruff Photography.

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  1. beth said at 2:45 pm on Wednesday October 5, 2011:

    Have always loved this place when you have written about it. Always a little short on cash, though.

  1. Anon said at 5:01 pm on Wednesday October 5, 2011:

    Link to “$1.495 million” is broken.

  1. LM said at 5:21 pm on Wednesday October 5, 2011:

    Agree with beth on both points.

  1. cahbf said at 6:03 pm on Wednesday October 5, 2011:

    I remember when they made that awful headboard on “Sell this House”.  Now, tenants bragging about their ROFR screams: RUN.
    Also-love the house

  1. makeba said at 11:12 pm on Wednesday October 5, 2011:

    I toured this building when it was completed. An architect I worked for did the plans…So very un-natural for DC to have such a large open space with tall ceilings like this. Like NY, but cheaper. Only drawback…the front entrance on 18th street: U need to climb about 1.5 stories before you reach the elevator…or, you need to enter thru the dirty alley. Otherwise….it’s dope!

  1. Richko said at 6:56 am on Friday October 7, 2011:

    >I remember when they made that awful headboard on “Sell this House”

    —No, the show was Designed to Sell, one of HGTV’s former mainstays before House Hunters mutated into The Blob that devours every other program wink

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