D.C.’s changing landscape has brought a new vibe (and some gentrification controversy) to long-established neighborhoods, as well as a whole new purpose to older structures whose original use is long past the sell-by date.
Such is the case with 11Park at 1628 11th St. NW. Nestled between the hip-and-happening neighborhoods of Logan Circle and Shaw, this former commercial building has now been converted to a chic condominium complex, featuring eight ultra-modern two-level town houses and 24 flats.
Located on a quiet and historic stretch of 11th Street and across the street from a church and dog park, 11Park offers a variety of thoughtful amenities: a quietly elegant two-story lobby with wood paneling and slate tile floors; an elevator that goes from the garage to the penthouse-level club room, fully equipped fitness center and terrace with lounge and grilling stations; 19 garage spaces (separately deeded and ranging from $40,000 for a compact car to $50,000 for full-sized); storage units ($3,000 to $7,500); and bike storage. With the dog park so close by, it goes without saying that the building is pet-friendly.
Unit 106 is typical of the duplex town houses, which are located on the first and second floors of the building. (Flats are on the third and fourth stories.) It offers approximately 1,650 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and two very private outdoor areas: a terrace above and a courtyard below. It is on the market for $1,339,900 with a monthly condo fee $653.78.
The unit’s main entrance is from an interior hallway of the 11Park building on the home’s upper level, and it opens into a large living and entertaining space comprising the kitchen, dining area and living room. (To the right of the entry hall is a half-bath and hall closets.) At the far end is a wall of floor-to-ceiling west-facing windows and a glass door leading to a spacious L-shaped terrace with IPE wood decking and raised planter beds for privacy.
The kitchen features an appetizing blend of functionality and aesthetics. It includes soft-close Porcelanosa cabinetry; a white Caesarstone backsplash and countertop; integrated Bosch appliances (gas cooktop, convection oven, refrigerator, dishwasher); and a deep Kraus sink with Grohe faucet.
Off the dining area is an open staircase with a wire, wood and metal railing that leads to the lower level, which holds the two carpeted bedrooms, two full baths and a family room/den. Sliding doors open into the courtyard. There is also a laundry closet with stacked Whirlpool washer/dryer.
Both the full and half-baths are fitted with Waterworks fixtures, Kohler commodes and soaking tubs, Porcelanosa millwork and tile backsplash/flooring, and Caesarstone vanity counters.
At 750 square feet, Unit 402 is less than half the size of the town house — but it’s no less sleek or high end. The one-bedroom, one-bath home is listed for $639,000 with condo fee of $287.10 per month. It too features outdoor space: a sizable balcony, facing east, off the living room. Materials and finishings are identical except for the refrigerator (Blomberg instead of Bosch). Other notable features are the sliding barn door with frosted glass that closes off the bedroom and the tall glass panel that provides a view into the living room and park beyond.
Overall, there are a variety of apartment sizes and layouts to choose from, starting with one-bedroom, one-bath units at 675 to 750 square feet and ranging in price from $524,900 to $644,900 with monthly condo fees of $248.85 to $287.10. Two-bed, two bath residences range from 1,000 to 1,200 square feet and are priced from $824,900 to $1,199,900 with $400.18 to $457.97 in monthly condo fees. The duplex townhouses with 1,650 to 1,750 square feet are listed at $1,314,900 to $1,384,900, with monthly condo fees of $637.98 to $702.42.
11Park combines convenient proximity to the vibrant corridors of U and 14th streets NW with the peacefulness of protected views — a benefit of neighborhood height restrictions — and plenty of on-street parking. It also gets great walking, biking and Metro scores. The building is just blocks away from Whole Foods, Le Diplomate, Room & Board and a host of other retail and dining attractions.