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Lofty Renting in DC

by Shilpi Paul

This week in What X Rents You, UrbanTurf decided to take a look at lofts.

DC has few lofts and industrial spaces like those in converted old schools or churches, but here are three loft or at least “loft-like” options that are on the rental market right now.


Lofty Renting in DC: Figure 1
3303 Water Street. Courtesy of Handel Architects.

2,200-Square Foot Georgetown Waterfront Loft

When 3303 Water Street went up in 2004, developers spared no expense on the 70 units. With some condos selling for almost $8 million, this project was intended for well-heeled residents who want to be close to the Georgetown’s most urban center and to enjoy waterfront views. This 2,200-square foot, two-bedroom unit is for rent for a mere $9,000 a month. The industrial windows and open expanse of living area lend it a lofty vibe, and the exterior of brick, metal, glass and concrete make the building more modern than much of the rest of the neighborhood.

  • Full Listing: 3303 Water Street (map)
  • Rent: $9,000 a month
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Footage: 2,200


Lofty Renting in DC: Figure 2

Adams Morgan Loft With Plenty of Concrete

At almost 3,000 square feet, this three-bedroom is as big as many suburban homes. Concrete surfaces abound in the Kalorama Road loft: the floors are a cool stained version, and the walls are exposed concrete, rather than the ubiquitous brick. Besides concrete, there are other lofty elements: the ceilings are a jumble of steel beams, piping and terra cotta work. Right now, the interior design is quite distinctive, with wavy light fixtures, windows that look like portholes and plenty of color. The place comes with one parking space and is available on December 1st.

  • Full Listing: Kalorama Road NW
  • Rent: $4,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 2,965


Lofty Renting in DC: Figure 3

Lofted Bedroom at Mass Court

By DC standards, a loft is sometimes a lofted room overlooking an open space: this final option offers just that. A metal staircase leads up to a lofted bedroom, which overlooks the main living area. The unit also has another bedroom, so two roommates could share the space fairly easily. The amenity-filled building seems to cater to young professionals with a yoga studio, a heated rooftop pool, a lounge/bar with a theater and a dry cleaner. Judging by the owner’s final parting — “Good Luck” — there may be a healthy market for units like this.

See other articles related to: mount vernon square, lofts, georgetown, dclofts, adams morgan

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/lofts_for_rent_in_dc/6172

1 Comment

  1. AP said at 3:18 pm on Wednesday October 17, 2012:
    foundry lofts are also probably worth of mention http://www.foundryloftsdc.com/

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