On the Market: Fresh new condos bloom in Columbia Heights


The homes feature contemporary design with vintage accents, like this brick wall. Image credit: DCBuySell

Like the ubiquitous cherry blossoms, new boutique condominium complexes are rising up everywhere, transforming neighborhoods throughout the city. One such property is 3812 Rose—a century-old semi-detached Wardman-style townhouse on 13th St NW that has been refreshed and reimagined by //3877 and Sia.interior.

Located at the intersection of Columbia Heights and Petworth, 3812 Rose offers two large condos, each offering 2100 square feet of bright and airy living space on two levels with three bedrooms, three-and-a half baths, exposed vintage brick walls, sleek, contemporary finishes and eco-friendly construction. Both units have access to a back garden with a fire pit.

The cool grey facade is enlivened by this pop of turquoise. Image credit: DCBuySell

Unit 1 on the ground and lower levels is on the market for $872,000 with a monthly condo fee of $250. Unit 2, on the upper two levels, is listed at $972,000 (condo fee: $250/month). Two reserved parking spaces are available for $20,000 apiece.

Two more units, next door at 3810 13th St NW, are also being developed.

A turquoise door set in a cool grey brick façade opens into a shared vestibule with Alhambra-inspired tile flooring. Unit 1, to the left, leads to an open plan living room/dining area and kitchen set off by oversized windows and wide-plank scratch-resistant French oak floors throughout.

A mini-mudroom sits across from the all white, sleek kitchen. Image credit: DCBuySell

The all-white and chrome kitchen is fitted with custom flat-panel cabinetry, chrome hardware and arctic white quartz counters and backsplash. It is accented by stainless professional-grade Bosch appliances, including a French door refrigerator with two freezer drawers, five-burner gas range and oven, microwave and dishwasher. A polished chrome pot filler is mounted above the stove.

Across from the kitchen is “mini-mudroom” with custom built shelving and cushion-topped bench. A hallway takes you to the rear of this first level where there is a door to the back porch plus a bedroom with a deep walk-in closet and a hall bath furnished with glass shower, white chevron-patterned subway tile backsplash and floating vanity with Grohe faucets.

Stairs lead down to the family room and two more bedrooms. Image credit: DCBuySell

At the center of the lower level is a family room with adjacent laundry niche enclosing an Electrolux washer and dryer. At one end of the hall is a second bedroom with access to a covered patio and a hall bath featuring a stand-alone soaker tub, grey subway-tile backsplash and textured Spanish Marbella perla floors.

The master bedroom, at the front end of the home, has a large walk-in closet with built-ins and a refined ensuite bath with glass shower with bench, white “statement” tub, grey/taupe tile backsplash and floor and floating white glass vanity with double sink.

A private terrace off the master can serve as a sitting room. Image credit: DCBuySell

Unit 2, the upper level duplex, is a variation on a theme with a slightly different layout but the same luxurious finishings. In the kitchen, there is a more substantial island that seats four and open shelving that complements the white cabinetry.

The dining/living room is anchored by a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with a sliding door that opens to a sunny deck overlooking the rear green space. Down the hall there is a powder room and a bedroom with ensuite.

A glass-walled staircase rises to the top level where a hallway leads to a laundry niche, a second bedroom with ensuite and spacious walk-in closet.

Off the master bedroom is a large private terrace with a brick wall, Trex decking and view of the Washington Monument. A dressing room with built-in custom storage sits between the bedroom and spa-worthy master bath that boasts large-format Italian floor and wall tile, double-sink floating vanity, statement tub and Grohe fixtures.

The sleek and elegant master bath. Image credit: DCBuySell

3812 Rose is a very easy walk to the vibrant 14th Street corridor. The Green and Yellow line metro station is also nearby.

The two duplexes at 3812 Rose, at 3812 13th St NW, are listed at $872,000 (Unit 1) and $972,000 (Unit 2) with Compass. For details, contact Jason Cohen at 202-957-6060 or [email protected].