A rendering of a living room and kitchen at The Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary, the conversion of a beautiful 19th century Capitol Hill church into 30 unique condos, is quickly approaching completion. With eight units already sold, pre-sales for The Sanctuary are now underway and moving swiftly. Move-ins are anticipated for September.
Located at 819 D Street NE (map) near Stanton Park, the 119-year-old Gothic Revival church was meticulously restored and transformed over the last 18 months. The grandeur of the building’s exterior now gives way to classically elegant and sophisticated residences with soaring ceilings (up to 20+ feet high), immaculately restored stained glass windows, cast-iron columns, exposed brick walls and lots of unique nooks and niches.
A rendering of a bathroom at The Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary includes one-, two- and three-bedroom condos ranging in size from 550 square feet to more than 2,300 square feet. Top floor units offer two-level living with high, pitched ceilings and new mezzanines that have been constructed to create additional living space. Private rooftop decks with views of the Capitol building are available in a handful of units. All residences are accessible by the restored grand staircase of the church.
Four additional units are located in two adjacent townhomes with terrace-level one-bedroom units and three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath units, all with private entrances.
Finishes were carefully curated to complement the grandeur of the building’s exterior and pay homage to a bygone era, including wide plank wood floors, marble tile, shaker cabinets, stone counters, solid wood doors and thick timeless trim. Building amenities include a brand-new elevator, a bicycle room, green roofs and views of the Capitol dome.
A rendering of a living room at The Sanctuary.
Though the location is quiet and residential, The Sanctuary is close to Eastern Market, the H Street Corridor, Stanton Park, Barracks Row and a wide variety of restaurants and retail, including the soon-to-open Whole Foods and Trader Joes. The development is also close to several Metro stations (Union Station, Eastern Market) and multiple bus lines.
The Rubin Group is leading the development team now nearing completion of the 18-month restoration and transformation effort, which includes thoughtful preservation of many century-old features, with its partner Regua. Bonstra Haresign Architects is the architect for the renovations; Potomac Construction Group is the general contractor.
Pricing for The Sanctuary ranges from the mid $300s to over $1 million and sales are by Urban Pace. For more information on The Sanctuary, visit the property website here or visit Urban Pace’s 1919 14th Street NW office to see renderings and to experience virtual reality tours of one-bedroom and penthouse units.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/sales_underway_for_30_capitol_hill_condos_in_a_former_gothic_church/11379.
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