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1533 8th Street NW

Washington | DC




For generations, she’s stood stalwartly in this precious nook of the District. This grand dame of Shaw has seen it all. And today she is ready to write her next chapter with you. Certainly, she will not disappoint.

Step inside and be immediately awestruck by the soaring, 11-foot ceilings. On this floor, a liberating archway marries the living space for you to do with what you will, tucked up against a galley kitchen brimming with storage space. Pass through to the rear and continue to be amply amazed – this time by the deck and terrace. While the former easily offers space for dining and entertaining, the latter refines the whole look with flagstone and built-in seating, accented by a mesmerizing fire feature. Just beyond, you’ll find secure parking big enough for two cars, and even more storage for outdoor cushions, gardening tools, barbeque implements and the like.

Back inside, heading up the polished staircase, you land at the smart lounge, an intimate escape for more personal pastimes. On this floor, you will also find a full bath and a bedroom with its own oversized balcony. Continuing your ascent, you arrive at the third floor, a dedicated master suite. Here, the stackable washer and dryer are tucked neatly next to the barely two-year-old HVAC system. Out of the bedroom and into the double-vanity bath is where you’ll find what is arguably the jewel in this queen’s crown: the expansive, spa-like double shower with glass-block window. Nothing sets the tone for seizing the day like waking up to this inviting oasis. And to end the day? Continue from the master suite up the spiral staircase to the roof for sublime sunset vistas.

Returning to location, this aforementioned “precious nook” is just that. Within a couple blocks in any direction, so much of what makes D.C. a global capital is on offer. Enjoy a Franco-American feast at Convivial. Or perhaps a “boot” of pilsner at Dacha Beer Garden? Some wonderful ramen at Chaplin Restaurant and Bar? You won’t even need to leave the block to sample a seasonally updated spread at Beau Thai or a glass of something perfect at La Jambe wine bar. Aside from so many spectacular standouts, this location is also perfectly practical with a flagship Giant grocery store just across P Street and the Shaw Howard Metro Station’s Green and Yellow lines merely more than 1,000 feet from your doorstep.
The Empress on 8th is reliably sound and warmly welcoming. These inherent qualities are surpassed only by her highly enviable location.


  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, including a Spa-like Master
  • Separate, Licensed 1 Bed/Bathroom Terrace-level Unit
  • Double Garage
  • Combined, Nearly 2,600 Square Feet of Living Space
  • Flagstone Patio, Balcony, and Roof Access
  • Unparalleled Shaw Location
  • Real Estate Taxes: $7,465 (2017, est.)

Shaw is a small neighborhood located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Named after Shaw Junior High School, a junior high school located at Seventh and Rhode Island Avenue NW. Shaw neighborhood is served by Shaw-Howard University Metro System, nearby U Street and Mount Vernon Square Metro stations. There is a bus service within Shaw, which has several routes that connect the area with the Waterfront and Silver Spring via 7th Street. Also, the G2 bus connects Georgetown University and Howard University. Freeway access allows cars to maneuver through the streets of Shaw. Transit Score Methodology, which is a patented measure of how well a location is served by public transit on a scale from 0 to 100, measures the Shaw neighborhood with a score of 80. A score of 80 concludes that Shaw has “excellent transit”, meaning transit is convenient for most trips. The White House, via public transit, is on average 10 minutes away from Shaw. Reagan National Airport, via public transit, is on average 28 minutes away from Shaw.


The majority of residents in Shaw are between the ages of 22 and 39; they constitute 44.5% of the population. This is greater than the average District of Columbia percentage of 34.5% for this age group. Shaw cultural institutions include Ben’s Chili Bowl, the Lincoln Theatre, Dunbar Theater, Whitelaw Hotel, City Market at O, The Shiloh Baptist Church, The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, the Thurgood Marshall Center and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.



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