To breathe life and vitality back into an abandoned building is no small task, but it’s one that developers Menkiti Group and Dantes Partners (in partnership with the DC Department of Housing and Community Development) accomplished with zeal for the recently debuted Metropolitan Overlook. The completely renovated 37-unit luxury condominium features competitively priced one- and two-bedroom homes in NE DC’s Eckington neighborhood.
Metropolitan Overlook was originally built in 1929. Still intact upon its purchase in October 2012 were a beautifully restored brick façade and original mosaic hallway tiling. Menkiti Group and Dantes Partners took the rest of the building to task, completely updating and outfitting each of the 37 condos — now priced from $199,900 to $359,900 for one- and two-bedroom units — with a host of high-end finishes.
A kitchen and living room at Metropolitan Overlook
Since its grand opening two weeks ago, 15 homes have already been contracted and the first move-ins will begin within a month. This weekend, Metropolitan Overlook will showcase the remaining units at a Sunday afternoon open house, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
A bedroom at Metropolitan Overlook
Among the many luxury upgrades to Metropolitan Overlook are hardwood floors, stainless steel GE appliances, granite countertops, gourmet kitchens, designer lighting and in-unit washer/dryers. The building also has a large community roof deck with sweeping views of the city (accessible with the building’s brand new elevator), and an indoor community room.
The roof deck at Metropolitan Overlook
Metropolitan Overlook is located on 2nd Street NE between T Street and Seaton Place (map), just a few blocks from Bloomingdale’s commercial corridor. Close by are a handful of restaurants and bars (The Red Hen, Boundary Stone, Rustik Tavern), cafes (Big Bear and Grass Roots Gourmet) and grocery stores (Harris Teeter, Giant). The property is also three blocks from the Metropolitan Branch Trail; walking distance to both the Rhode Island and New York Avenue Noma-Gallaudet Metro stations; and close to three Capital Bikeshare stations.
In addition to its numerous property and neighborhood draws, Metropolitan Overlook is offering an exceptional pricing program with monthly payments as low as area rental rates:
For more information about the remaining condominium units at Metropolitan Overlook, attend this weekend’s open house on Sunday from 2-4 PM or contact the Menkiti Group online or by phone at 202-243-7777 to schedule a private tour.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/boutique_condos_in_eckington_offer_luxury_amenities/7751
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