Washington | DC
The Urban Air of Lofty Living
Once upon a time, industry hummed in the Lamont Street Lofts. Today, the buzz is all about a residential revival, moving to the beat of an incredibly dynamic D.C. neighborhood. At the Petworth edge of Columbia Heights, this 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo offers a genuine mid-20th Century aesthetic as vibrant as ever. The exposed ductwork, 11-foot ceilings, walls of windows, and polished-concrete floors illustrate the building’s integrity, while the new appliances and conveniences – double gas oven with convection cooking, walk-in closet with Elfa organizer, bamboo flooring in the bedroom, and so much more – showcase a home’s comforts. More practically, consider the newer appliances, the very new HVAC, garage parking, and fitness room. Or, for inspiration, visit the rooftop deck for sweeping views of the nation’s capital. Back at street level, take in some of the city’s best venues, from bagels across the street at Call Your Mother, fabulous Filipino offerings at Bad Saint, or get Georgian – khachapuri, not collards – on Georgia Avenue with Tabla by Supra. At Lamont Street Lofts, Unit 20 brings it all together with an affordable-yet-authentic midcentury aesthetic and outstanding location, along with all the comforts and convenience you crave.
• 1 Bed/1.5 Bath
• Reserved Garage Parking Space
• Gourmet Kitchen w/ Gas Stove
• Shared Roof Deck
• Vibrant Columbia Heights/Petworth Location
• Two Metro Stations within a Mile
• Approx. 800 sq. ft.
• Condo Fee: $396.80/mo.
• RE Taxes $3,035 (2020 est.)
With its mix of grand and humble historic buildings (rowhouses, embassies along 16th Street NW), Columbia Heights reels in a mix of creatives, international professionals and, thanks to its leafy parks, bikers and picnickers. It’s one of DC’s most densely populated ‘hoods, too, supporting a swath of homey restaurants and bars. Plus, a longtime Hispanic population means attractions like the GALA Hispanic Theater and the Mexican Cultural Institute lend the area a multiculti vibe. The area’s main drags are 11th, 14th and 16th streets starting at U Street NW. Along 16th Street, you’ll find embassies and international organizations, most housed in impressive early 19th-century structures with architectural flourishes – turrets, stained glass, balconies. You can check out exhibits on south-of-the-border art and life at the Mexican Cultural Institute, housed in a grand mansion (and one-time Embassy of Mexico) with a mural of that country’s history painted on its interior stairway.
Nearby, Meridian Hill Park, a two-level, European style park with terrazzo walls holds fountains, statues and, every Sunday, a lively afternoon drum circle. Restaurants and bars along buzzing 14th Street and mellower 11th Street fill up with young professionals and stroller-pushing families, particularly on weekends. Consider hot spots like Room 11 for cocktails, small plates and breakfast, Thip Khao for the only place in DC to try Laos’ spicy curries and rice dishes and Bad Saint for Filipino cuisine in a cozy, laid-back neighborhood setting. The area, and neighboring ‘hood Mount Pleasant, are ideal for exploring by bike, especially since multiple Capital Bikeshare stations can be found in the vicinity. Just be warned; the area is hilly!