On the Market: Everything old is new again at Le Dupont

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This building on 1524 18th St NW dates from the early 1900s. Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.
This building on 1524 18th St NW dates from the early 1900s. Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.

Across the street, the new headquarters of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church (“A progressive church in a progressive city”) is taking shape. Next door, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office sits in refined and serene splendor. And in the middle of it all is Le Dupont, the new and luxuriously appointed condominium complex at 1524 18th St NW.

Located in a 1900s-era Victorian row house, the pet-friendly, seven-unit development balances lovingly restored historic detail (carved moldings, tin-stamped ceiling, and decorative marble tile) with ultra modern amenities (smart-home technology, high-end fixtures, and European appliances). It offers buyers a variety of floor plans from studios to a two-bedroom penthouse with roof deck at a range of price points from the upper $200s to $1 million+.

Residence 4 features 680 square feet of living space that comprise two bedrooms, two baths, sleek kitchen and, best of all, a 300-square-foot flagstone terrace off the back bedroom. You enter through an open concept living room/dining area and kitchen—the latter featuring stainless Bertazzoni four-burner gas range, oven, microwave, and dishwasher; UltraCraft open shelves and Shaker-style cabinetry, Calacatta quartz counters and Grohe faucets.

The owner's bedroom in Residence 4 opens onto a flagstone patio. Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.
The owner’s bedroom in Residence 4 opens onto a flagstone patio. Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.

Off the kitchen is a hall leading to the guest bath, second bedroom (or office), laundry room with stacked GE washer/dryer and master suite. Both baths include frameless glass showers, Waterworks fixtures, marble tile, and UltraCraft vanities with quartz countertops. Hardwood floors run throughout and deep closets are fitted with custom storage systems.  

Although compact, the apartment doesn’t seem cramped thanks to the high ceilings, oversized windows and clean lines. It lists for $679,900 with a monthly condo fee of $192.03.

The penthouse kitchen with a stairway to heaven (i.e. rooftop deck). Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.
The penthouse kitchen with a stairway to heaven (i.e. rooftop deck). Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.

Furthermore, at 995 square feet, the two-bedroom, two-bath Residence 6 enjoys more spacious interiors. It features similar decorative details, layout, and finishings. It is offered at $929,000 (month condo fee: $282.13).

Residence 7 is the most expansive home, with 1125 square feet of living space that includes a bright, open plan living room/dining area/kitchen, two spacious bedrooms (one with en-suite bath), full hall bath and laundry plus private rooftop terrace accessible via an interior stairway with hatched skylight.

The penthouse living and dining area overlooks a changing streetscape. Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.
The penthouse living and dining area overlooks a changing streetscape. Photo courtesy of Linens & Lens.

As the largest of all the units, it has some special extras: a larger kitchen island (seats four) with waterfall quartz counter; appliance-to-ceiling backsplash; oven hood, and larger shower in the master bath. The terrace has IPE wood decking and a panoramic view. It is listed for $1,299,900 (monthly condo fee of $317.60).

Le Dupont sits on a quiet tree-lined street and is eminently walkable to the lively retail and restaurant corridors of Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Logan Circle. The Phillips Collection, Kramer Books and the Red line metro station are a few short blocks away.

The condominium residences at Le Dupont, 1524 18th St NW, range from the high $200s to $1 million+ and are listed with McWilliams/Ballard. For details, contact Laura Henne at 703-216-4966 or lhenne@mcwb.com and Jamie Test at 703-819-0436 or jtest@mcwb.com. For a visual tour, visit LeDupont.com.