Best New Listings: The Capitol Hill Edition

by Shilpi Paul

In this week’s edition of Best New Listings, we look at a few of Capitol Hill’s newest offerings: a loft in a former school house, a modern, light-filled Victorian row house and a large one-bedroom in a former C&P telephone building.

Best New Listings: The Capitol Hill Edition: Figure 1

A Loft in a Former School House

Built in a former school house, Bryan School Lofts attracted a good bit of attention when it went up in 2005. This unit is basically one open space with a sleeping loft, brick on all sides and 1,297 square feet of living area to use as you wish. The kitchen and office area are located underneath the loft to give the zones a bit of coziness; in the rest of the listing, the ceilings reach up 20 feet.

  • Full listing: 1315 Independence Ave SE, #7 (map)
  • Price: $589,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Footage: 1,297
  • Listing Agent: Joel Nelson, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Best New Listings: The Capitol Hill Edition: Figure 2

A Skylight as Big as a Room

Though stately, Victorian row houses can be dark and shadowy. Light wells mitigate the problem a bit, and renovators often try to squeeze in skylights, to varying degrees of success. This house boasts a skylight that actually works; the 9-foot by 7-foot barrel-shaped skylight is as big as a room and brings a flood of light into the main living area. The home was renovated by architect Rado Ivanov in 2009 and has features like steel railings, hidden kitchen appliances and a high-efficiency HVAC system. The lower level is currently being used as a family room, but is ready to be rented out.

  • Full listing: 502 E Street NE (map)
  • Price: $1.095 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Listing Agent: Debbie Singleton, DC Living Real Estate

Best New Listings: The Capitol Hill Edition: Figure 3

One-Bedroom Loft in Converted Telephone Building

While not a former school house, the building where this 939-square foot one-bedroom loft is located is an old C&P telephone building. The building’s former life means that the unit has 15-foot ceilings and large windows which let in considerable natural light. The modern feel is completed with black slate floors, a working fireplace, and white Corian countertops. In addition to the bells and whistles, the unit also has practical features including a lofted office area, a washer/dryer and a storage space.

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  1. Trish Hamilton said at 12:22 am on Saturday September 8, 2012:
    There is another one in the Telephone building that's even cooleR: It's unit 629 Constitution Ave NE #204 listed by Claudine Chetrit, Coldwell Banker http://tours.trishhamilton.com/public/vtour/display/76527?idx=1
  1. AP said at 7:30 pm on Friday September 7, 2012:
    That loft in the Bryan School is fantastic! It's so rare to find a true loft space like this in DC. I wonder why there are no pictures of the patio. Seems like that would be a great selling point.

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