Dwight Howard's Massive DC Loft Finds a Buyer

  • July 17th 2020

by UrbanTurf Staff

The former Pierce School

One of DC's most intriguing properties has found a buyer. 

In January, former Washington Wizard Dwight Howard listed the 10,000 square-foot unit that he owns at the Pierce School on Maryland Avenue NE. Earlier this week, the top-floor residence went under contract. 

Shortly after signing a contract with the Wizards in 2018, Howard purchased the loft, but put it on the market for $2.475 million after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers last year.

Former classroom turned family room and dining room.

Unit H at the top of the former Pierce School consists of a 5,600 square-foot main loft level and another 4,000 square foot floor above that. The living areas, bedrooms, restaurant-sized kitchen and office are all enormous former classrooms.

On the second level, there are 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.

Click to enlarge.

Howard made a few changes to the unit, based on his occupation among other things. He converted one of the rooms on the top level into an area for after-game massages, and he replaced the seats in the theater with some that are more fitting for his long frame. 

More details and photos below. 

Kitchen. Click to enlarge.
Master bedroom. Click to enlarge.
Massage room. Click to enlarge.
  • Address: 1375 Maryland Avenue NE, Unit H (map)
  • Price: $2.4 million
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 10,134
  • Listing Agents: Troy Patterson, Eric Nicholson, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photos courtesy of HomeVisit. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dwight-howards-massive-dc-loft-finds-a-buyer/17082.

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