A First Glance Inside Foundry Lofts

by Shilpi Paul

A First Glance Inside Foundry Lofts: Figure 1
The Foundry Loft Exterior

Yesterday, JDLand posted some photos and first impressions of the much anticipated Foundry Lofts in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The prolific Near Southeast DC blogger visited the rental project (hard hat on head) and took a bunch of photos of the partially finished lofts. She found some tasty tidbits, including a yoga studio in the central courtyard, a spiral staircase in the unfinished penthouse, and a cannon, apparently found buried under the building site, standing at attention in the lobby.

The lofts are housed in one of the naval factories found in the Navy Yard, much used in the World War II-era. The building, built in 1918 and once known as Building 160 and the Pattern/Joiner shop, makes Foundry Lofts one of few true industrial lofts in the District.

From JDLand:

The 170-unit building is now about 43 percent leased, and the first residents are expected to move in at the end of this month. And within the next month or so, Potbelly Sandwich Works and Kruba Thai and Sushi will start work on their ground-floor spaces, with both looking to open during the first quarter of 2012.

Rents will start at about $2,000/month for one-bedrooms and go up to $4,500 for the corner penthouse that offers views of nearby Yards Park, the Navy Yard and the Anacostia River. The lofts are located at 301 Tingey Street SE (map).

More photos (courtesy of JDLand) below.

A First Glance Inside Foundry Lofts: Figure 2
A one-bedroom at Foundry Lofts

A First Glance Inside Foundry Lofts: Figure 3
Industrial-style two bedroom.

Check out JDLand’s full gallery here.

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  1. Jason Fox said at 3:44 pm on Wednesday November 2, 2011:
    This is an amazing building, I'm glad some of the few surviving DC factory/warehouses are getting converted. I was down there a little while ago and the place seems a little sparse. I think there needs to be a little more density.
  1. asd12 said at 8:05 pm on Wednesday November 2, 2011:
    Too bad these are rentals. Would love to buy a converted warehouse type place down in that area
  1. mary said at 8:48 pm on Wednesday November 2, 2011:
    the issue with these is that the bedrooms have no windows.
  1. swester said at 4:40 am on Thursday November 3, 2011:
    I echo asd12's sentiments. A shame these weren't condos - it's hard to justify $35k a year if you aren't earning a lick of equity.
  1. midcityguy said at 12:55 am on Friday November 4, 2011:
    gigantic yawn.
  1. JessieT said at 6:13 pm on Thursday December 22, 2011:
    They were condos back in 2008 when construction had to freeze as the economy started to spiral. The lender's approval that finally started the project back up was based on converting the planned condos to rentals. :-(

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