Best New Listings: Southwest Waterfront, 16th Street Heights and Adams Morgan

by Will Smith

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we feature a two-level loft in the heart of Adams Morgan, a spacious row house with great details in 16th Street Heights, and a waterfront studio in Southwest three minutes from the Metro.

Duplex Loft in Adams Morgan

Best New Listings: Southwest Waterfront, 16th Street Heights and Adams Morgan: Figure 1

This two-bedroom loft in Adams Morgan is less than a block from the neighborhood’s retail corridor of Columbia Road. It is a spacious duplex with lots of windows, high ceilings, exposed ductwork, and two fireplaces. It also includes a parking space, which is a precious commodity in the neighborhood, especially on weekend nights when nearby bars and restaurants fill up. Finally, at $221, the monthly condo fees are low. For the full listing, click here.

2526 17th Street NW (map)

  • Price: $559,000
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Condo Fee: $221
  • Square Footage: 1,325

Traditional Wardman Row House in 16th Street Heights

Best New Listings: Southwest Waterfront, 16th Street Heights and Adams Morgan: Figure 2

As we noted in our recent profile of 16th Street Heights, one of the neighborhood’s perks is that the homes are charming and spacious. This 2,351-square-foot Wardman on Buchanan is a great example. It has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and includes details like art nouveau covers to its two fireplaces, parquet floors, and chestnut woodwork that frames many of the entries and doors throughout the home. Out back is a brick patio and private parking space. The price per square foot of the home is $233, about half of what it would be if it were located in Columbia Heights just a short walk to the south. For the full listing, click here.

1521 Buchanan Street NW (map)

  • Price: $548,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Footage: 2,351

Waterfront Studio One Block from Metro

Best New Listings: Southwest Waterfront, 16th Street Heights and Adams Morgan: Figure 3

It’s not often that we feature a studio, but this one in the Southwest Waterfront has a few things going for it. It is in one of the best locations in Southwest, just a three-minute walk from the new Safeway on 4th Street and the Waterfront-SEU Metro station on the Green line, while the waterfront is even closer than that. The unit is part of the Tiber Island community, which includes a swimming pool, fitness center, and 24-hour front desk. And finally, the price is an eye-catching $129,000. Living in a studio isn’t for most people, but at 550 square feet this unit isn’t tiny, and it could make a good purchase for a first-time buyer or nice pied-à-terre for an out-of-towner. At $621 the monthly fees are steep, but don’t forget that since this is a co-op the property taxes are included in that fee. For the full listing, click here.

429 N Street SW, Unit S-110 (map)

  • Price: $129,000
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • HOA Fee: $621
  • Square Footage: 550

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_new_listings_southwest_waterfront_16th_street_heights_and_adams_morgan/2233


  1. Mary said at 3:57 pm on Tuesday July 6, 2010:
    That's a good price and Tiber seems like a very nice, friendly community, which is one of those intangibles that does improve quality of life. Is financing coops, if you don't have 10-20% down harder these days, though?
  1. David said at 6:06 pm on Friday July 9, 2010:
    Mary: Tiber Island truly IS a nice community! The property is amazingly well run. I lived there as a renter in four different units - each with their own unique feel. I have not been happy since I left. Why don’t I move back? I need a BIG change that involves getting away from DC. So, as much as I love Tiber Island, I just don’t really want to move again and still be here. I can tell you that SW waterfront living is great! It feels like no other part of town. You get more space for your money than just about anywhere else in DC. While you don’t have a dozen restaurants right outside your door, neither do you have all the congestion that comes with them. Anyway, you can get to the rest of DC in minutes. When you are done with the madness, you come back to your oasis. You can stroll along the river and have Metro and all your basics right across the street. Southwest was always such a pleasant discovery for my guests. Hmmm… maybe I've just talked myself into one last move in DC…

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